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The pupils at Lew Trenchard Church of England Primary School have had a busy start to the academic year in their new classes. Read on to find out what they have been up to! Read more

Local People

We have our annual Product of the Year event and we are looking for local businesses to help sponsor the event by donating a prize of any size for one of the competitions many categories. Without any kind of funding for the event we rely on local Read more

Education

Exciting opportunites for Little Owls Pre-school Surprisingly three years have passed since Little Owls first opened its doors to preschool-age children, and in September 2017 the age range was expanded to include two-year-olds. The children have... Read more

Education

Can you help? Tercentenary of Lady Modiford’s School, Walkhampton Next year Lady Modiford’s School, Walkhampton, celebrates its tercentenary. On 9 September 1719 a document was signed by Lady Elizabeth Modyford endowing a charity school for twenty... Read more

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Students from Okehampton College Post-16 have been getting stuck into a range of volunteering and work experience placements as part of their Year 12 study programmes. Volunteering takes a range of formats, with some students doing regular... Read more

Education

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) has partnered with two local Plymouth schools for students with complex needs to offer tailored visits to assist with their learning and development. Students from Mount Tamar Special School (aged 5-16) and ... Read more

Education

Over the past year we have been working hard to create a 'running culture' at Meavy C of E Primary School. We started with a daily running challenge, based on the ‘mile a day’ that many schools take part in, and took this further by aiming to cover r Read more

Education

Here are some top tips for revising With the exam season looming for 16 to 18 year olds, it is worthwhile taking on board a few top tips for how to cope during this potentially stressful time. As adults we often forget the huge pressure put on yo Read more

Education

The new school for Okehampton, St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School, has been consulting on its plans. Scheduled to open in September 2018, the new school aims to offer ‘the best possible education and experiences for every child’. Read more

Education

The future of rural education is bright in Chagford, as works progress at pace on the brand new 210-place school at Chagford Church of England Primary School. The two-storey school, set to open its doors to pupils in September 2018, also includes a Read more

Education

Last term was very exciting and productive for the children at Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School - here are some of the highlights… As in previous years, the children in upper key stage 2 had an active start to the term. Year 5 class spent a w Read more

Education

At Bridestowe Primary School we are passionate about providing children with the very best education in a safe, happy and welcoming learning environment. Our aim is to develop confident learners with the skills required for secondary school success a Read more

Education

‘We are actually learning — but not having to write anything!’ At Lifton Community Primary School we pride ourselves on the outdoor learning opportunities that we provide for our children. They allow the children to work in an environment away from Read more

Education

At the end of summer term Meavy School invited all primary school age children to run the inaugural Meavy Madness run. Children from reception to year 6, from 11 different schools ran in glorious sunshine through the woods above Meavy School along th Read more

Education

For many years, and throughout Labour’s tenure of office, Devon has had to put up with one of the worst government school grants in the country. By 2010, the annual funding disparity per pupil had steadily grown to nearly £380 less than the national Read more

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Arbuthnot Latham announces sponsorship of athlete Ben Andrews. Plymouth College Fencer, Ben Andrews is delighted to have accepted a sponsorship deal with prestigious private bank Arbuthnot Latham. Traditionally known for its sponsorship of... Read more

Education

Despite increasing pupil numbers, Devon is still meeting 95 per cent of parents' first choices for primary and secondary school places. Parents in the Okehampton area are being reminded that the admissions round for primary schools, including moving Read more

Community News

As the autumn half term holiday approached, we were delighted to discover that our drive towards raising the profile of growing, cooking and eating healthily had been rewarded. We had been successful in our application for our Silver Food for... Read more

Education

This year has seen Mount Kelly pupils excel once again in their A Levels, with the vast majority gaining places at the universities of their choice, including Oxford, Durham and Imperial College. Whilst close to a third of all papers were awarded... Read more

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