Welcome to Wilcombe Primary School


Current vacancy: Wilcombe Primary School requires a Foundation Stage Lead Teacher for February 2015

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A very warm welcome to Wilcombe Primary School and thank you for joining us on our website.

Wilcombe Primary School is part of the Primary Academies Trust which was formed in September 2013. The Primary Academies Trust consists of Hemyock, Wilcombe Primary School, Sampford Peverell C of E  Primary School, Sidbury C of E Primary School, Woodwater Academy, The Duchy Primary School, Orchard Vale Community School and South Brent Primary School.   We have a “schools within school” philosophy that ensures we all work very closely together in ensuring the achievement of the highest standards in all four schools whilst maintaining the individuality and autonomy of the individual schools.   Our Trust provides excellent opportunities for teachers and other staff to develop their professional expertise which directly impacts on the quality of teaching and learning for the children.  Staff are able to share their best practice within a professional learning community developing an exciting and innovative curriculum for all our children.

Being part of the PAT further increases our capacity to share best practise, specialisms and work in a collaborative way to provide high quality learning for all our children.

We are a Primary School with pupils 3 to 11 years of age. We are situated in Tiverton, mid-Devon.  At present we have approximately 140 pupils full-time and 40 part-time nursery pupils. Although we are a small primary school in terms of pupil numbers, we are fortunate in having a large school site and spacious classrooms.

We provide opportunities for children to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We are committed to maintaining the very highest expectations for our children, ensuring that all children achieve their potential. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is accessible to all our learners, taking account of children’s specific needs and abilities. The children’s educational development is set on a solid beginning given by the excellent practice of our Foundation Unit.

Relationships between us all are characterised by clear, open and honest communication. It is our aim to work as one team involving governors, parents, staff and children to deliver the highest standards of education. We are a community school so we are committed to developing as a centre of learning for everyone.

The school prepares children well for citizenship in a global economy, emphasising not only the academic skills but also the attitudes, teamwork and creativity so necessary for life in the 21st Century and for some.. the 22nd Century!

Wilcombe Primary School is very fortunate in the variety and extent of its grounds. We make every effort to develop and continuously improve our outdoor areas, using them to enhance and enrich children’s learning.

If you would like to read our latest OFSTEd report and download a copy of our Prospectus, please click on the Parents tab and then News and Letters.  You will also be able to see back issues of our weekly newsletter, which will give you a flavour of what happens a Wilcombe.