East Allington is a small, working village set in the rural South Hams area of South Devon. Surrounded by lovely countryside and within a short drive from the towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes, East Allington is a thriving community which works hard to support its popular village school.
East Allington is a small country school of 72 children in 3 classes, covering Key Stages 1 and 2.
Children come from a wide area, some walk, some are driven and some arrive by taxi. The school benefits from having the village pre-school on site and close links are maintained so that children move into Class 1 with confidence.
Most of our children move on to Kingsbridge Community College at the end of year six.
The PTFA is strong and supportive and raises much money for the school each year.
Below is an excerpt from a Governors' Report to Parents:
"We are proud of what our school has to offer in terms of diversity and creativity and the activities and events that have happened over the past year are testament to that.
Our sporting achievements are impressive! Throughout the year children have been involved in swimming, skipping, quik cricket, tag rugby, netball to name but a few. Teams have taken part in competitions and have proved themselves to be worthy losers as well as worthy winners.
We are the South-West Tag Rugby champions and our teams have been excellent ambassadors for the school on their travels.
Come into the school during the day and you may well hear the lilting musical strains of children`s voices, recorders, handbells and other instruments. Mrs Ward and outside tutors ensure that children at East Allington are given opportunities to express themselves musically and to share their interest with others.
You will have heard of our success in the Artworks Awards (and perhaps even seen our work on the web or in local or national press). Our congratulations go to Miss Mercer and the top class and we look forward to using the prize money for art projects across the school.
We will work hard to continue providing pupils with varied and exciting experiences."