About us

Our Aims…

At Wilcombe we believe in “Learning for Life”.  We strive to ensure all children acquire a grasp of the basic skills we believe they need to help them to learn effectively.  We help each individual child to use and develop those skills as they develop a love of learning. Developing children’s personal, social and emotional skills through collaboration is a priority from the moment they join us in our Early Years classroom, and remains important throughout each child’s time with us.

Wilcombe Primary School is a member of Ventrus. The Trust comprises eleven Devon primary schools and one secondary school, whose aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and mutual accountability.

Each of the schools has its own Head and these school leaders work closely together to ensure that we deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all children and that opportunities for our children are broad and challenging. In addition, there is an Executive Leadership team for the Trust as a whole, which comprises the CEO of the Trust, Mr Gary Chown, four Directors of School Improvement, a Head of HR and a Head of Finance. The Executive team oversees and supports school improvement for all of the schools, at a local level Mrs Hill-Jones ensures Wilcombe Primary School continues to provide an excellent level of education for all of its pupils.

Staff and governors of our school benefit hugely from working within a family of schools. The Trust operates a variety of ‘Best Practice Networks’.  For the children in the Trust schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether it be on a residential, Gifted and Talented day for mathematicians, or a musical event or in the sporting arena, our children benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.

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Registered office:

Woodwater Academy, Woodwater Lane, Exeter, EX2 5AW​ Tel; 01392 256 020

Click here for Ventrus Annual Report and Financial Statement 2021

“The Primary Academies Trust changed its name to Ventrus in December 2016 to reflect the fact that the multi academy trust now includes an institution of secondary education as well as institutions of primary education.”