Year 2 trip on Monday to Plymouth Aquarium. Go through the main reception to be registered in the hall so we can be ready to leave at 8am.

Running club on Wednesday the 8th February will be starting at 10 am - due to the Big Walk happening at 9am

School Gates running/walking tomorrow morning.... 🏃‍♀️🚶see you there #keepingfit#makingfriends 💕

Welcome to our school

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 a wide community.

*In 2011 East-the-Water was recognised as one of top 50 schools nationally for sustained improvement

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

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 every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up and progress through their education at East-the-Water Primary School.  

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 on-site two year old provision which is integrated into our main unit for 3-5 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. We also have close partnerships with other services who can offer support to families such as the Children Centre, Health Visitor and Speech Therapy Department.

You could grab up to 15 hours per week! 

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 or call 0345 155 1013 for further information.


Bigger School Walk


This week, staff and pupils took on their BIGGEST challenge yet... The BIGGER School Walk. Leaving the school playground at approximately 9:15 am on Wednesday 8th February, the whole school took a walk around the local area, cheered on my some fantastic spectators! Whilst the Foundation Stage Unit and Key Stage 1 stuck to a familiar route around Broadlands, Key Stage 2 ventured on to BIGGER things, taking an extended walk up around the top of East-the-Water. Pupils were delighted to receive refreshments after their walk, which were kindly donated by Tesco East-the-Water. To top off this fantastic morning, children were able to proudly wear their golden stickers, to show everyone how hard they had worked. Well done everyone!



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North Devon
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