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.




Adam Buckeridge

Clare Jackson
Head of Teaching and Learning

Deana Smith
Senior Leader SENDCo

Sean Matthews
Senior Leader

Beth Downing
Senior Leader

Lucy Couch
Senior 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.

To apply for your child's Reception place please click on the link below


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.


Sports Day - Year 5


Year 5 have enjoyed a fabulous sports day this year. The day kicked off with green, red, yellow and blue teams competing for points in a series of races that tested their speed, balance and agility. The day then progressed into a tag rugby tournament where teams progressed through rounds right up to a final. Spectators were amazed at the sportsmanship and skill seen. Well done to year 5 and well done to the green team who took home the race medals!



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01237 475178

Get involved

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

Our Parent Teacher Association...


The School Governors...



East-the-Water Community Primary School

Mines Road
North Devon
EX39 4BZ

01237 475178


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




You can contact Deana Smith, our Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) on 01237 475178


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