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


Class 2 Residential at Bellever

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Pupils in Class 2 enjoyed a brilliant residential on Dartmoor this week.

Pupils enjoyed lots of outdoor learning, candle making and especially dinner time with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Thank you to YHA Dartmoor at Bellever and all of the adults who supported this fantastic experience.

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Race for Life Challenge

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Parents, staff and pupils came together recently to raise funds for Cancer Research by taking part in a Race for Life Challenge.

This was such a worthwhile cause and we are so proud of the achievements of everyone from such a small school. £1634 was raised from this event, which is incredible.

Well done to everyone who took part, but particularly to Mrs Hannaford for organised the day. 

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Harvest Celebration

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The whole school enjoyed a lovely harvest celebration at St Mary’s Church, Cofton.

The theme of Cereals was enjoyed by all and it was wonderful to see so many parents and carers there.

Thank you for the donations to St Petrock’s in Exeter, a charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed

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School Council attend Fairtrade Conference

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The School Council recently attended a Fairtrade Conference at the Eden Project.

Their day started early as they travelled by train and bus to Cornwall. Upon arrival they met up with other schools from the south-west. They attended a tea-growers workshop, where they became part of the Fairtrade Premium Committee and had to decide how to spend the premiums on necessities such as hospitals, teachers, buildings, water, food etc.

They found it incredibly difficult to prioritise and realised just how important the Fairtrade premium is for the farmers and villagers. Another workshop taught them all about different types of nuts and how they are grown and harvested. This workshop ended up in one of the Biomes looking at a Cashew Nut tree. The children took this opportunity to look around the Tropical Biome before starting our return journey back to Dawlish.

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New playground delights our children

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Everyone at Cockwood are delighted with the new playground facilities, made possible by a grant from Sport England Primary Spaces.

The children have a new climbing wall (which is never without a child traversing it, and challenging themselves!), a multi-sports play area with specialist surfacing and goals that mean playtimes are more active, and clubs can be run on site. One of the children in Class was overheard saying, ‘It was always awesome, but now it’s gone up three notches’!

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School Council 2016-17

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Our School Council has been elected and we have a new Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to you both!

They will be working with the rest of the School Council and we are looking forward to seeing the difference they can make in improving our school. They have already met and discussed plans for the year ahead. Our School Council is also very involved in making sure we retain our Fairtrade Schools Status and they have already planned events to support this.

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Musical Showcase 2016

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Once again, parents, grandparents and children were treated to a fantastic afternoon of music at the annual Musical Showcase.

There was a wide variety of music from classical to pop, played on a number of instruments by our very talented and hard-working young musicians.

The show started with a bang, with 2 boys showing of their drum skills, followed by wonderful performances on guitar and vocals, and ended with our young pianists showing off the pieces they have learned this year.

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Non-Pupil Day

October 31, 2016

Parent Consultations

November 1, 2016

Parent Consultations

November 7, 2016

Swimming Gala

November 9, 2016

History Day - Vikings - Class 2

November 17, 2016

History Day - World War 2 - Class 1

November 18, 2016

Class 1 Assembly

November 22, 2016

Fair Trade Cafe

December 2, 2016

Theatre Alibi Performance

December 13, 2016

Childrens Christmas Lunch

December 15, 2016

Please see the calendar page for more information