Welcome!

Bishops Tawton Primary School

Bishops Tawton Primary School is a thriving village school situated two miles from the busy market town of Barnstaple.  The school is set in the middle of the village with views across the river valley. The original building dates back to 1860. Our grounds are extensive and include a large playing field, hard court, trim trail, nature area, forest school and orchard.We are part of a friendly community and our school aspires to a tradition of excellence.

Our school is rated consistently in the top 20% of all schools over three years for progress and our pupil's attainment is consistently  well above national average by the time they leave:  school league tables 

Although our data is very impressive there is a lot more to school life than this. Our children are proud of their school and of their achievements. They take pride in helping each other and have the benefit of building friendships across all age groups. The children consistently demonstrate exemplary behaviour when taking part in the many activities and sporting events that they access, their sportsmanship is second to none!

The school runs a small and friendly pre-school on site. Our transition process is extensive; we succeed in making the journey to 'big school' exciting for both children and parents!

Our uncompromising aim is to offer your child an inspiring curriculum that is practical and rich; underpinned with the development of skills and knowledge in literacy, numeracy and ICT. Our curriculum continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of learners in an ever changing world. We encourage outdoor learning.  Many of our themes are whole school and result in an exciting shared outcome.

Whatever their starting point we have high expectations for your child's learning outcomes, development of their skills for learning and their individual spiritual, social, moral and physical health and wellbeing.

As a team we take responsibility to develop as professionals, we work in partnership with parents to share and support the learning journey of your child.  

We look forward to welcoming you into our school community.

Melanie Smallwood (Head Teacher) 

 

Events

Latest news

12/11/2021

Children in Need

08/11/2021

PTFA Meeting

15/10/2021

Tempest Photography

15/10/2021

Open Afternoon

11/10/2021

Job vacancies

04/10/2021

Bag2School

28/09/2021

Harvest

23/07/2021

Art Week

09/07/2021

Amigos

08/07/2021

COME ON ENGLAND!

25/06/2021

Consultation

18/06/2021

PTFA News...

10/06/2021

PTFA Ice lolly sale

28/05/2021

Summer Menu

12/03/2021

Job Vacancy

18/12/2020

Spring Menu 2021

04/12/2020

Free School Meals

03/12/2020

Festive Friday

28/11/2020

PTFA Fundraising

13/11/2020

Christmas

13/11/2020

Children in Need

06/11/2020

Christmas Shop

16/10/2020

School Meals

16/10/2020

Tempest Photography

02/10/2020

Harvest

01/10/2020

Christmas Cards

23/09/2020

NHS Letter

21/09/2020

Letter to Schools

19/09/2020

NHS advice

08/07/2020

Holiday Club

06/07/2020

SafeToNet

03/07/2020

Free School Meals

05/05/2020

School Nursing

14/04/2020

Helpful Websites

17/03/2020

COVID 19

14/02/2020

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