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.

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Latest News

School provision from June 1st

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The school has remained open for the children of key worker parents and for vulnerable pupils.

From Tuesday June 2nd we are looking to provide limited provision for additional pupils in Reception and Year 1.

These year groups will be split with half attending on Monday and Tuesdays and half attending on Thursday and Fridays to begin with.

Parents, please refer to email correspondence sent earlier this week, which highlights specific details around school procedures and groupings.  The staggered drop off and pick up times are as follows:

Drop offs – morning

Collection – afternoon

Key worker families 8:40am – 9:00am

Reception   3:00pm

Year 1  9:00am – 9:15am

Year 1         3:15pm

Reception 9:15am – 9:30am

Key worker families  3:30pm


World Book Day 2020

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Everyone enjoyed sharing their love of books for World Book Day last week.

The children took part in a range of book-related tasks from designing book covers, creating quizzes and designing their own book-marks. This year the children had a choice to either dress-up , bring in a prop as a clue to a book character or create a wooden spoon book character.

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African Drumming with Shumba Arts

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The children at Cockwood experienced a drumming masterclass this week from Allan Kerr at Shumba Arts!

Each class spent a session at the village hall, learning how to play the African ‘djembe’ drum through call and response activities and lots of playing! Allan talked to the children about the origin of the African drum, how they are made and how they are used in African culture. Every child had the opportunity to play this great instrument, and everyone made super progress within their sessions.

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Class 1 Visit to Sawmills Solar Fam

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To enhance pupils learning on ‘Sustainability’, Class 1 visited a local solar farm and then took part in practical workshops back in school. 

There were two sessions for the children to complete during the morning at the solar farm. The first was the Solar Farm Challenge, led by Mary, Education Officer; children had a challenge sheet to complete and asked questions as they were led around the site.

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Trip to the Recycling Centre and Energy from Waste Centre

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Class 1 are currently looking into ways we can help to save the planet. We are trying to identify the little things we can all do which will have a big impact. As part of our learning, we have been lucky to visit two sites in Exeter working towards a more sustainable future for our community. 

First, we went to the Pinbrook Road Recycling Centre. We did a tour of the facility and looked at the range fo things that can be recycled. We learnt about the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Next, children had the chance to become scientists and test a range of materials according to their properties.

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Gold Award for Cockwood School

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We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Gold Standard for our work on Parliament.

We welcomed our local MP, Anne Marie Morris to an assembly to celebrate this amazing achievement. The children in Class 1 had prepared some questions for her linked to our work on recycling and sustainability.

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