Welcome to Cockwood Primary School

Cockwood is a family, where we encourage both staff and pupils to be ambitious learners, and empower them to unlock their full potential. Happiness is core to our beliefs, where a dynamic curriculum and a caring ethos provide a wonderful springboard for the future.


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Through teamwork and perseverance, we encourage each other to be the best that we can be. Our ambition is to provide creative opportunities to develop skills in leadership and entrepreneurship, for pupils to reflect on how far they have come and how to be risk takers. They will aspire to be confident communicators, respectful of each other and considerate members of our school family and beyond.

As a school we embrace opportunities to ensure our community will continue to grow and thrive so that we can empower children to have the wings to fly and become tomorrow’s successful citizens.


Latest News

Academy Consultation Process – January 2018

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Dear All

As you may already be aware, the governing body of Cockwood Primary School applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010 and has now been issued with academy orders by the Secretary of State (agreeing to it becoming part of an academy) and is proposing to join the Teignmouth Learning Trust. Further information about what becoming an academy means, and how to comment on the proposals, is set out below.

Will Cockwood Primary School definitely become an Academy?

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Today we had the very special experience of releasing our own butterflies into the big wide world!

Class 3 were delivered a pot of tiny baby caterpillars from The Hungry Caterpillar a few weeks ago, and we have since been looking after them through their life cycle. We have watched them grow in size, eat food, shed their skin and build their chrysalides in their journey to becoming butterflies, and finally they all hatched from their pods and were able to be released into the wild.

We decided to release them on the field where there are lots of lovely flowers for them to fly around, and other butterfly friends for them to meet. One of our chrysalid pods wasn’t quite ready, so Mr Partridge put the pod in a big plant on the field, ready for when it hatches so it can join it’s friends.

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Class 3 Trip to Paignton Zoo!

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Class 3 had a fantastic day exploring Paignton Zoo last week. We spent a whole day looking at the animals, and even had a workshop about habitats and how they adapt to their surroundings.

We were very lucky as the animals all wanted to come out to play due to the cool weather. The lions came up close to the window and paraded around in front so we could see all of their wonderful features, and we also saw rhinos, giraffes, crocodiles and many more!

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Music in the Castle

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On Friday, children in Class 1 were able to go to Powderham Castle to watch a special performance by the Meridies Piano Trio.

We were invited to the prestigious James Wyatt music room to listen to an hour long performance covering pieces by Debussy and Haydn, and even a world exclusive composition!

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Taiko Drumming Workshop

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The children at Cockwood had a super time at their recent Taiko drumming workshop, where the children had a wonderful time playing big Japanese drums and learning new rhythms.

Hannah- Jasmine from Taiko Journey came in for the day and conducted exciting workshops for children in Years 2-6 in the Village Hall. All children had a chance to play the drums, learning the special way to hold the sticks and hit the drum, as well as new rhythm patterns and Japanese phrases.

The children had an amazing day, and commented on how much fun they had. Many couldn’t believe how tiring it was, lifting their arms up high for every strike! It was truly an experience we won’t forget, with lots of children asking for another workshop next year!

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World Book Day 2018

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We enjoyed World Book Day at Cockwood, with the children and staff dressing up as their favourite character and taking part in some lovely reading based activities.

Well done to everyone who made such an effort with costumes.

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Class 1 Residential Trip - London

June 25, 2018

Year 3/4 Athletics Competition

July 3, 2018

Wimbledon Trip selected pupils Class 1

July 4, 2018

Sports Day (Reserve Day 2)

July 5, 2018

Year 6 and Staff Show

July 9, 2018

Move up afternoon for all pupils

July 11, 2018

Reports to parents

July 16, 2018

Class 3 Assembly

July 17, 2018

Move up morning for all pupils

July 18, 2018

Parent Consultations

July 23, 2018

Please see the calendar page for more information