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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Beauty and the Beast Show

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Pupils and Staff performed the musical Beauty and the Beast at the Langstone Cliff Hotel this week.

It was a brilliant show, with Year 6 students taking the lead.

Well done to all who supported this event and for making the evening so amazing!

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Class 3 Visit to Dawlish Warren

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The children in Class 3 had a fantastic time on their trip to Dawlish Warren last week.

They had a busy day, starting with a super workshop with Steven, a ranger from the Nature Reserve, and ending with some free time on the beach and an ice cream!

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Class 2 Manor House Residential

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Class 2 enjoyed a jam packed couple of days at The Manor House Hotel near Okehampton.

The minute we stepped off the coach we were welcomed by the lovely staff and we were whisked off to our first workshop, Street Dance. The children (and a few staff) learnt a street dance routine to a funked up version of the National Anthem, tying in nicely with the World Cup and there were a few football moves in there to bring it all together. Everyone agreed that they were exhausted so a welcome spot of lunch went down very well.

Next up was the climbing wall and laser archery, Mr Fenton and Miss Chalk were not at all competitive at the laser archery and everyone gave it their best shot to stay on the climbing wall for as long as possible which was no mean feat!

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Class 1 Residential to London

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Class 1 have just returned from an amazing three day fun-packed residential to London. They visited: Harry Potter World, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Legoland and also went to see Aladdin in the West End.

Class 1 have been studying ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ so everyone really enjoyed walking through 4, Privet Drive and seeing the flying motorbike. All the children wore a cloak and took a ride on a broomstick, they also had a lesson in how to use a magic wand!

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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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Parent Consultations

July 23, 2018

Last Day of Term

July 26, 2018

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

July 26, 2018

Please see the calendar page for more information