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.




Catherine Higley

Adam Buckeridge
Deputy Head

Deana Smith
Senior Leader SENDCo

Lucy Couch
Early Years Leader

Sean Matthews
KS1 Leader

Roisin Butters
Year 3/4 Leader

Joanna Truran
Year 5/6 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.

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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.


Royal Banquet at East-the-Water Primary


East-the-Water Primary School were delighted that the Queen and Prince Harry were able to squeeze in a visit to East-the-Water during their busy wedding schedule. The Queen even brought along her favourite corgi ‘Luna’. The royal pair spent time chatting to the children in the playground, joined in with the Royal Banquet and even took time to visit all the classrooms. Hunter, age 10, said “It was really clever how someone could dress up looking just like the Queen, even with her dog. It was really fun that the children and the staff dressed up too.” Three cheers to the school’s Cook Maxine, Canteen Staff, Teaching Assistants and Midday Supervisors who altogether ensured that the children celebrated in style. The children presented the Queen and Prince Harry with a slice of the royal wedding cake. Headteacher Catherine Higley commented “The children came to school dressed up as different characters from a royal court eg butler, maid, prince, knight, we even had a jester and a horse to pull the carriage. This added a special level to the celebration.”



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East-the-Water Community Primary School

Mines Road
North Devon
EX39 4BZ

01237 475178


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