A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Welcome to Cockwood Primary School

We have only one place remaining in our Reception Class for this September. If you would like to view the school please call and speak to Mrs Curry, Headteacher.

At Cockwood Primary School our vision has been designed by our pupils. We have a vision which is represented through pictures and we aim to help pupils reflect on their learning and choices they make in order to become better citizens and friends to each other.


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We encourage a sense of teamwork through our house system but also in everything that we do each day. Learning is a journey, which poses challenges on the way, but we encourage perseverance and independence – skills much needed in everyday life. Through our creative approach to learning and within a safe and caring environment, our children grow and succeed and provide a positive contribution to our school and community.


Latest News

Sports Day 2014

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What a brilliant afternoon of fun and competitive sport. Children competed in races ranging from the 800 metres to the egg and spoon. A super well done to Cofton House who took the trophy this year – with just one point in it!

Thankyou to Ian Birdsey for taking the photos.


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DLP Arts Carnival

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We were delighted when over 200 family, friends, teachers and governors joined us on Monday 16th June at The Langstone Cliff Hotel to celebrate the Arts with a ‘Carnival’ theme.

Some amazing pieces of artwork were produced during the DLP arts week by children within our learning partnership. Many children worked with professional artists from Daisi to produce art from many different genres, including screen printing, willow sculptures and batik.

Exminster, Kenn, Kenton, Cockwood, Starcross, Gatehouse and Westcliff Primary Schools, Dawlish Community College and Oaklands Park School were involved in the project and showcased their art. There were also performances from the DLP Choir, DLP Wind Band, Kenton Dance Group, Exminster Dance Group and Cockwood Samba Ensemble.

Please have a look at the video below which captures a flavour of the night!

Thanks to both the fantastic Daisi artists and Roger and Annie Kirk from The Helen Foundation whose funding allowed the Daisi artists to support our children in this project.  Roger commented  “what a superb event the DLP celebration was… we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.  Such a  wealth of artistic talent in so many areas!  Congratulations to everyone involved, young people, teachers and DLP staff.  It was terrific to see so many parents and relatives there, too.
Quite overwhelming!”



Fairtrade Cafe

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The School council recently held their second sucessful Fairtrade Cafe running it alondgside the PFA’s Father’s Day Craft Morning. 

The event was held at the Village Hall and it was a very enjoyable morning for all involved.

There was a steady stream of customers for the children to practise their waiter and waitress skills on!

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Cockwood perform SAMBA!

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Well done to the super samba band, newly formed, who gave a brilliant performance at the Dawlish Learning Patrnership Art Exhibition on Monday 16th June at The Langstone Cliff Hotel.

The children, from Classes 1 and 2, practised for just one week and were guided by Dave Salter (West Exe) and our music student Daniel Leath. Everyone enjoyed the music, which was a fitting link to the artwork produced by the whole school, entitled Swan Samba.

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IMG_2228In Class 2, as part of our chocolate topic, the children have learned a poem about chocolate where a boy holds it in his hand to keep it safe and when it melts, the only way for him to eat it was to lick it off!

Of course the children had to try this out themselves!!!

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Class 1’s Trip to Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

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Class 1 really enjoyed their recent trip to the Lyme Regis Annual Fossil Festival. The children took part in a range of Art and Science workshops including a hands-on session with experts from The Natural History Museum, a session with The Micropalaeontological Society and a super exhibition from stone balancing artist, Ade Gray.

All the children were every enthusiastic about their learning and were able to share lots of facts and information on their return to school. Please see our display board in Class 1 to find out more about the day.


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