Welcome to our school

Our Mission Statement

At our excellent school we celebrate your child. We support them to care for others while valuing themselves. Here your child will develop their strengths, know their next steps in learning and achieve their goals. We teach all children to keep safe, be independent, make decisions and help each child to recognise the impact of their choice on others. We never lose sight of the knowledge and skills your child needs if they are to grow up to being a unique, reliable and thriving adult within an ever widening community.

Outstanding Practice

Our Little Tiddler Room opened its doors earlier in the summer of 2013. In September we were assessed by OFSTED who awarded the Little Tiddlers Room with 'Outstanding Practice' status.

 

 
 
 

Catherine Higley
Headteacher

Adam Buckeridge
Deputy Head

Deana Smith
Senior Leader SENDCo

Clare Jackson
Senior Leader

Louise May
Senior Leader

Jenny Marsh
Hearing Support Centre Outreach Leader

 
 
 
 
 
 

Little Skippers

Welcome to the Little Skippers foundation stage unit.

We believe that all children are eager and able to learn. Every child should have the best possible start in life and the support they need to fulfil their potential. A secure and happy childhood is important in its own right and provides the foundation for all children to independently explore and develop within stimulating experiences and healthy relationships.

How to apply for your child's Reception place

Click here

You can apply online at

www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

from 15th November 2017 to 15th January 2018

At the core of our Foundation Stage Unit is quality education and care for our families. Children from 2 years old to 5 years old are cared for in our foundation stage unit. Our two year old provision, Little Tiddlers is integrated into our main unit, Little Skippers for three to five year olds. We believe that early childhood should be secure, safe and happy. We provide a nurturing environment which offers excellent care and education for our families. 

Free childcare places start the term after your child's second birthday, so don't miss out, find out if you are eligible today. Visit www.devon.gov.uk/2gether or call 0345 155 1013 for further information.

 
 
 

Parliament Week

 

East-the-Water had a brilliant experience taking part in UK Parliament Week. In topic lessons, children in each phase explored different areas of Parliament throughout British history including the impact of the suffragette movement; the establishment of the Magna Carta; the relevance of Parliament's Petitions Committee and why laws, like our golden rules, are so important. Children and staff then had the opportunity to celebrate their favourite British icon when they dressed up as them on the Friday. We had a great range: Beatrix Potter, Emmeline Pankhurst, David Bowie, Harry Potter, Queen Victoria and Prince William to name but a few! The week was rounded off with a special version of Prime Minister's (or rather Headteacher's) questions where the School Council asked Mrs Higley about matters of the school on behalf of each class. Children had lots of fantastic questions and really enjoyed listening to Mrs Higley's response.

 
 
 

CONTACT US

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Get involved

To find out about ways you can get involved with the School please get in touch...

Our Parent Teacher Association...

pta@east-the-water.devon.sch.uk

The School Governors...

clerk@etwschool.com

 

East-the-Water Community Primary School

Mines Road
Bideford
North Devon
EX39 4BZ

01237 475178

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If you have any questions, comments or feedback please contact Elaine Williams who will direct your query...

 

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