Shaldon Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding)

Shaldon Primary School is an outstanding single form entry school located in Shaldon, which lies at the mouth of the River Teign in South Devon. Passion, determination, aspiration, friendship, responsibility, excellence – these are the values that are embedded in school life at Shaldon.  

The curriculum has been designed by the school to make the most of the beautiful local environment. We engage in outdoor learning through our beach and forest school. Our children are given experiences to become artists, writers, scientists, geographers, historians and environmentalists.  Currently, our children are working in partnership with local businesses to make the village plastic free. We also prioritise music, sport and the arts. The children have the chance to learn to sail and they engage in business enterprise projects. Engaging with experts and visits are an integral part of our curriculum. We have a genuine desire for pupils to make the very best of themselves.

Although we recognise that academic success is important, we also believe that for education to be successful, it must prepare children for life.  To do this we wish to secure a passion for learning as well as an ability to think independently. Our desire is to develop the character of our pupils so that they are kind, respectful and responsible.

This rich curriculum and a focus on developing the whole child has resulted in national awards. The school won the Regional Character award in 2015, the Speaker’s Award in 2017 and just recently it has been shortlisted as TES Primary School of the Year.  We are most proud of our work with the elderly as we believe this not only develops attributes of kindness and compassion in our children, but it enhances the whole community.

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