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


Open afternoon for prospective parents

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We are holding an Open Afternoon for parents  in the community on Monday 8th December from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. If you are in the process of deciding on your child’s school for September 2015 then please pop in and see the school at work. Mrs Curry, the Headteacher will be available during the afternoon, alongside  the class teachers and support staff, ready to answer any questions you may have. The PFA (Parents and Friends Association) will also be available with tea and coffee, along with our Parent Forum group, who will be holding a meeting during the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you.

Please telephone the school if you are able to visit us.


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Cockwood has a new Poetree!

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We have been focussing on poetry over the last year and wanted to give the children an opportunity to share their wonderful ideas with visitors to the school.

Our new tree stands at the entrance to the school and was commissioned by Suzanne Green, an artist from Northamptonshire. The tree will change as the seasons do, so we can’t wait to see how the children will respond in their poetry!

Poems will begin to appear on the tree this week so please read them when you can.

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A huge thank you to local businesses

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After the storms and renovation of the railway at Dawlish, a number of businesses were kind enough to support local charities and Cockwood Primary School PFA was one such charity.

The children were lucky enough to meet some of the representatives from Bamm and Ist solutions on Friday, when they came to a special assembly and brought with them a cheque for just under £2500. Alongside this amazing contribution from 7 businesses who were involved with the railway reconstruction, 1st solutions also donated three laptops to the school and Bamm, some excellent stationary for the children.

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Digital Leaders attend a field trip to the Apple Store

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This week Digital leaders from both class 1 and 2 attended a training workshop at the Apple Store in Exeter’s Princesshay development. They spent the morning exploring the app ‘Garageband’ and finding out how they could bring this knowledge back into school to share with their peers.

They were challenged to make an original ‘rock’ track during the session which they had to share by the end of their workshop. The children worked in pairs to create their piece of music and asked some super questions about the special features of the app.

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Class 1 visit to St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

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Class 1 have been learning about the Tudor period this term. The children enjoyed a visit to St Nicholas Priory in Exeter where they had a chance to step back in time and experience life in Exeter during this period of history. Everyone got the chance to work in the kitchen, play shovel-board and dress-up in Tudor attire.

After lunch the children performed extracts from Mr William Shakespeare’s plays to entertain the Master of the house.

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