A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Welcome to Cockwood Primary School

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

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The school enjoyed a wonderful sports day afternoon in the sun.

The children loved the competitive races and supported their teams. Well done to Powderham House who secured the trophy this year.

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London Residential

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The children had an amazing week in London last week on their residential.

Firstly they visited Stonehenge en route and then explored the Cutty Sark, Parliament, Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Year 4 pupils enjoy Drama Workshops at Dawlish Community College

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Year 4 pupils from Cockwood and Kenton have taken part in a number of Drama Workshops at Dawlish Community College culminating in a performance for parents/carers last Friday.

The children learnt how to express themselves in various situations, from becoming bullies or being bullied, to looking bored, then playful and happy. They also learnt how to conduct themselves in a professional manner on stage and backstage.

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DLP Poetry Slam

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We were delighted when over 200 family, friends, teachers and governors joined us on Thursday 11th June at The Langstone Cliff Hotel at our first ever Poetry Slam!

The evening celebrated the beautiful parts of Devon, where we live and learn, through poetry and performance and showcased the amazing talent we have within the schools across the Dawlish Learning Partnership.

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Racing for children and families

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The Cockwood School Running Club welcomed Memory Maker Man to their session this week.

The children are competing in the Torbay Half Marathon in June and running to support his charity – THNN or Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, who support seriously ill children and their families by providing much needed holidays.

They help make memories for the children, and our school are proud to run on their behalf. Well done to our runners and good luck in the marathon!



Primary Sports Football Tournament

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On Wednesday 10th June Gatehouse ACE Academy entertained Cockwood Primary School in a girls followed by a boys, 5 a side match.

The girls game started at a frantic pace with both teams trying to attack at every opportunity. Gatehouse scored half way through the first half with a well taken goal, the score remained 1-0 at half time. As the second half wore on Cockwood started to create more and more chances with the Gatehouse goalkeeper making several fantastic saves. However,with 5 minutes to go Cockwood won a penalty and equalised to deservedly draw the game 1-1. Well done to all girls involved who all tried really hard and there was some great skills shown.

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Exploring Cliff’s garden

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Children in Class 3 have enjoyed learning about things that grow when they visited Cliff’s garden (governor).

Cliff is our resident expert and the children had a super time exploring the garden in order to enhance their science topic.


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Tempest School Photographs - Morning

October 15, 2015

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