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Abbotskerswell Primary School
Side Lane, Abbotskerswell, TQ12 5NS, UK Newton Abbot
+44 (0)1626 353605

We are a four-class primary school currently with 93 children, who are taught in mixed year groups. The School is set in the delightful village of Abbotskerswell near Newton Abbot, a beautiful environment in which to educate our children with willow sculptures and a small adventure playground. We have a friendly, hardworking, team of staff, Governors and parents who all help to make this a popular school.

The School was originally built in 1875 and redeveloped in 1995. It consists of a main school with hall, one classroom, a library/resources area and offices for the headteacher and administrator. There are three temporary classrooms and extensive grounds including a wild area with pond and an adventure playground. We have our own 12½ metre heated swimming pool with a changing room.

The School is fortunate in being well resourced for all national curriculum subjects. There are many resources in the school including colour T.Vs., videos, radio cassette recorders/cd players, digital projector and cameras. There are facilities for all curriculum areas. We are well equipped to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum in Information Technology and are linked to the Internet for all classes.

Our children work and play well together. They are very fortunate to have a wide range of extra curricular activities to enhance their education.

We participate in activities beyond the school such as educational day visits to local places of interest and residential visits in Years 3-6.

Further details may be obtained from our Prospectus pages.

To view our OFSTED report click here.


The school aims to foster:

  • encourage and develop a love of learning, a sense of curiosity and the attitudes necessary for children to take full advantage of our exciting and broadly balanced curriculum;
  • respect for oneself and for other people, including those who are different and the development of high self esteem;
  • work at the very best level of which one is capable and to strive to improve on that level;
  • a sense of citizenship which recognises both rights and responsibilities
  • creativity in all aspects of school life;
  • participation in and enjoyment of physical activities;
  • learning as an enjoyable and challenging experience;
  • the sense of feeling a valued part of the community embracing family, the village, and other schools;
  • respect for and awareness of, both the immediate and the wider environment, and the use of limited resources in ways which are not wasteful;
  • a sense of wonder, an appreciation of the spiritual dimension of life, and an enquiring mind;
  • the development of a full life outside of school, a positive contribution to society and the fruitful use of leisure time, encompassing lifelong learning.


As in most other schools, we teach the National Curriculum, consisting of Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Technology, I.T., Art, P.E. and Music. In addition R.E. and Personal, Social and Health Education is taught to complete the Curriculum.


Extra Activities and Clubs

A considerable number of opportunities are offered to the children at lunch time and after school in the form of clubs. These change from year to year but last year included Art, Athletics, Drama, Football, Tag Rugby, Theatre, Netball, French, Maypole,Swimming, Dancing, Recorders, Singing, IT, choir and Magazine clubs. The School provides an after school homework and activity club on Thursdays. This is offered to children from Year 2 on a first come first served basis. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 per session and each session costs £2.50 per child for the 2 hours.

Sporting Aims and Provision

The school aims in sport reflect two concerns; a desire for all children to adopt a sport
to encourage fitness and secondly for those who can, to achieve a high standard of
competitive sport.

We believe it vital that all pupils enjoy sport and so our football, tag rugby, netball, swimming and athletics clubs take account of varying levels of ability.

In competitive sport the football team competed in the local league, the team won all their matches and finished top of the League. In the final they beat the winners of the other league and were overall champions. We also competed in the local Tag Rugby tournament. The tag rugby team did well in the tournaments winning many of their games. These events were well attended and enjoyed by all.


School admission policies are the responsibility of the Local Education Authority. Each Devon school serves a particular area, but parents may apply for a place in any school. In general terms the area served by Abbotskerswell County Primary School consists of the village of Abbotskerswell .

We would welcome you to look around our school, even though you may not live in our traditional 'catchment area'.

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