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Chudleigh C E Community Primary School
Lawn Drive, Newton Abbot,TQ13 0LS
01626 852147

Welcome to Chudleigh C of E Primary School's website!

We hope you enjoy reading all about us and what we do at our school.

Most of this website has been written by members of the Website Members club. The members are all in Years 5 and 6.

You can find us at:

Chudleigh C.E. Community Primary School
Lawn Drive
Newton Abbot
Devon TQ13 0LS

Tel: 01626 852147
Fax: 01626 854032

About School

Our main aim is to create a happy and caring school environment in which children can acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them to become happy any successful in adult life.

We are very proud of our school building which opened on November 25th 1991 at a capital cost of £1.6 million. It is undoubtedly a very fine school building and we have tried to ensure that the facilities and resources available to the children are equally impressive. The school occupies a very pleasant and open site with a southerly aspect overlooking open countryside and new housing developments. It is adjacent to the town play park where school and community can share and enjoy a large play area and this is, in turn, adjacent to the Parish Church with which we have strong connections. Chudleigh School was the first Community County Primary School in Devon and money raised locally has provided additional facilities which include a magnificent community hall together with changing rooms and showers and a new community swimming pool, which opened in the Summer of 1997. The school building includes 16 classrooms, library, large shared practical areas, a music room, kiln, administrative offices, extensive storage facilities, large playgrounds, a sports field, and a community room which is used by Chudleigh Pre-school and other organisations. There is a canteen which prepares hot school lunches daily. The school grounds are landscaped and planted with a wide variety of trees and shrubs and we are currently constructing an environmental area to which all pupils will have access.

In this Church School we hope that its Christian foundation will be evident in a variety of ways.

We hope that the teaching and love of Jesus Christ will shape our values and relationships and provide a basis for the whole life of school.

We hope that as all the children of this school grow physically and mentally they will also grow socially and spiritually, so gaining a real respect for themselves, for each other and indeed for the exciting world – God’s world – in which we live.

The Curriculum


At Chudleigh School we have devised our own art programme to enable us to develop children's skills in drawing, painting, collage, printing and modelling work.

All children use sketchbooks bought by the Home School Association and staff have had training into how these can be used creatively.

As a school we have special art days where we involve parents, governors and artists from the community. The focus of these days varies. We have enjoyed working on topics such as flowers, fruit and vegetables and animals. Staff work together in teams and classes mix across the age ranges. The results are amazing and the expertise of staff shared.


ICT refers to a range of information and communications Technology which include:

    • Computer workstations
    • Projectors
    • Interactive whiteboards
    • Laptop computers and tablet PCs
    • PDAs
    • Software
    • Televisions and CD players
    • Email facilities and video conferencing
    • DVD and video players
    • Sound recording and processing equipment
    • Digital still and video cameras
    • Graphic calculators
    • Sensors
    • Control devices
    • Roamers and Pixies
    • Other specialist hardware
      • e.g. mini mice/concept keyboards)

At Chudleigh, we believe that ICT has the potential to enrich both teaching and learning and therefore staff work hard to embed ICT across the curriculum. ICT is used regularly by both teachers and pupils to analyse, process, communicate and present information.

Children receive weekly ICT lessons, during which the ICT curriculum is taught, and also use ICT on a daily basis within their own classrooms. We have interactive whiteboards fitted throughout Key Stage 2 and these will soon be installed in Key Stage 1 as well. Each year group has its own class computers and we are hoping to raise money to buy a small trolley of laptops in the future.

Our networked ICT suite has been in use since October 2000 and has recently been upgraded to the Viglen Classlink system. The ICT suite contains twenty computers and therefore whole classes can be taken into the suite for a lesson.

We have been very lucky to receive a lot of parental support with schemes such as Tesco Computers for Schools. This has provided us with a number of new computers, software, digital cameras and camcorders and even an electronic microscope! The Home School Association has also raised money to buy new computers for the school.

The Year 5/6 website makers club is very popular and children who attend put in a lot of extra hours at lunchtimes etc. I think you’ll agree, after browsing this website, they work very hard indeed!

Miss Corble (ICT Co-ordinator)


Assessment, in its many forms, is an integral part of the total process of teaching and learning, ensuring development and progression in all areas.

The purpose of assessment is:

  1. to recognise a breadth of achievement both within and beyond the formal curriculum
  2. to emphasise positive achievement and progress thereby increasing pupil motivation
  3. to identify individual and group needs
  4. to involve pupils and parents in assessment and reporting procedures, leading to future planning and target setting.

All primary school children are formally assessed at the end of each key stage (at age 7 and 11). National testing covers the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, and takes two forms - externally moderated tests or tasks (SATs) and teacher assessment. There are variations between two key stages and parents of children in Year 2 and Year 6 will receive full details during the Summer Term, outlining the nature of the assessments, full individual and school results and national comparative results.

The Reception children have a Foundation Stage Profile which records their progress.

In addition, the school makes use of a variety of internal and external assessment materials appropriate to each age group, and the information gathered is used in forming future planning as well as individual and group target setting.

Design & Technology

Design and Technology is a popular subject at Chudleigh Primary School. Each year, every class has the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding in food Technology, Materials and Mechanisms. This term, the Year 6's have been making bread and enjoyed an interesting visit to Tesco's Bakery in Newton Abbot, The highlight of which was a demonstration of jam being put into the doughnuts!

Other topics studied this term have been biscuit making, homes, pop-up books and vehicles. In Year 2, even some of our parents were kept busy, as they supported their children with the homework task of making a wheeled vehicle. Next term will bring many more exciting projects, so watch this space to find out what's happening.

By Sarah and Rebecca

Design and Technology offers the opportunity for children to apply themselves intellectually and creatively in providing solutions to technological problems.

The aim of our school is to develop an interest and enthusiasm in designing and making for all children.

Design and Technology spans the curriculum, drawing on, and linking other knowledge and skill areas.

There are three main activity types, which contribute to learning development in Design and Technology.

  1. Focused Practical Tasks in which children learn skills and techniques to assist designing and making.
  2. Product Evaluation Tasks in which children explore existing products and use what they find to add to their own repertoire of skills, knowledge and understanding.
  3. Design and Make assignments in which children use the knowledge gained in '2' to design and make products to meet specific needs.

Our scheme of work is structured so that each of these areas receives appropriate coverage. Each year group has a specific focus every term to develop knowledge and understanding and to experience working in a range of materials. Links with other curriculum areas are developed wherever possible.

The children progress in their use of tools and are taught how to use each tool safely. Risk Assessment is carried our by each teacher prior to any activity involving potentially dangerous tools.


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