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.


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Schools’ Summer Gardening Competition Winners

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Members of Cofton in Bloom came into school and presented the children with a shield and certificate for winning first prize in the schools’ summer gardening competition.

Well done to all of the pupils who take part in the club, both on site and in Cliff’s garden. A super achievement for us so well done.

Thank you to Val and Mary for sharing the school assembly with us.

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Cockwood Open Art Studios

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Class 1 were delighted to attend a local art exhibition and view some of their own portraits on display. A local artist came in and talked to the children back in the summer and offered them the chance to exhibit in a professional exhibition and enthusiastically they rose to the challenge.

May of the children instantly recognised their school friends and were impressed at the quality of the artwork. Children were invited to return with their parents and show them the impressive display.

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Class 1 Art Day

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As part of our commitment to offering high quality art experiences across the school Class 1 have had the opportunity to work with a professional artist learning the skill of screen printing. 

The Helen Foundation very kindly made a donation towards the cost of the artist and our PFA contributed towards the cost of materials.

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DLP Swimming Gala

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On Wednesday 2nd December 2015, children from four schools across the Dawlish Learning Partnership took part in the annual DLP Swimming Gala, held at Dawlish Leisure Centre. 

Each school had a team of 12 children from years 4, 5 and 6.

Firstly, the children had to compete in individual events, including breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl, later followed by three relays where they worked as a team swimming a length each whilst holding onto balls and floats. The races were all very close!

The children all showed excellent sportsmanship and team spirit and were extremely loud when cheering on their classmates

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DLP Tag Rugby Festival 2015

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With the 2015 Rugby World Cup still in full swing, six schools from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership joined together for a Tag Rugby Festival. Tag Rugby is a safe, fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby as there are no scrums, line-outs or tackling allowed.

On a chilly wednesday afternoon, children from Exminster, Kenton, Cockwood, Starcross & Westcliff Primary Schools along with Gatehouse ACE Academy met at the Sandy Lane Astro pitches in Dawlish to play a number of matches. The games were kindly refereed by sports leaders from Dawlish Community College.

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Head Boy and Head Girl lead School Council

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We start a new academic year with a super team of children to support us.

The Head Boy and Head Girl will lead the School Council and help to make important decisions about the school. Their first task is to buy some playground equipment for break and lunchtimes, which they are looking forward to doing.

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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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