Monkleigh Primary School is located between the towns of Bideford & Great Torrington in the small village of Monkleigh. The original school dates back to 1875, but has had various extensions since that time. We have large grounds with wonderful views over the rolling Devon countryside. On average, we have between 70 and 80 children who are taught in 3 mixed age classes.
We aim to be a welcoming and friendly school where children, staff, parents & governors work together to provide a happy & stimulating working environment.
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Monkleigh village is situated in a rural setting about four miles south of Bideford and three miles west of Great Torrington in North Devon just off the A386. The local economy is based on agriculture and there is a strong community spirit in the village with the school playing a vital role.
The school was built by a local family and established in 1875. The main building still remains but there have been additions over the years including kitchen area, extra classroom, a new classroom with indoor toilets and new office areas. To the front of the building is a fully resourced mobile unit housing the Infant classroom.
The school now has a purpose built mini IT suite although each classroom is also equipped for IT studies. The suite has 8 computers. They all have their own colour printers. All computers are linked to the Internet.
All classrooms have a comprehensive range of maths resources, worktables, carpeted area and class library.
The school has a good sized playing field [approximately 2 acres] to the rear of the main building that has a football pitch. It also has a large hard play area - the school places a high emphasis on outdoor