Welcome Statement

I would like to welcome you to Cockwood Primary School.

Our small, rural school sits in the heart of a thriving village and from our playground we can see the Exe Estuary and beyond. There is a lovely family feel here, and the adults, pupils and parents make a great team, who work together to provide the best experiences for each other, but most importantly for our children.

There is a shared vision at Cockwood, which every adult and governor aspires to. We want our children to achieve, be kind and caring young people and respectful to each other. We create ambitious learners who love their school journey, tackle new challenges, are confident participators and who thrive on the many experiences that we provide for them.

The staff team embrace any opportunity to take the children’s learning to a new level and I am always proud of our pupils, especially when our learning goes beyond the school gates. Children here experience residential visits from Year 2, and our amazing London trip for our oldest pupils is one of the highlights of the Summer Term. Our families enjoy Sports Day on the village green and the Year 6 Pupil/Staff show at the Langstone Cliff Hotel is a wonderful celebration every July.

We are fortunate to have a Parliament Ambassador as part of the team here. We want to create passionate children, who take risks, are good communicators and who can develop a strong sense of empathy for others. We regularly visit Parliament, meet with the local MP and encourage our children to have a voice.

We have worked alongside businesses to learn how to design and plan a product, seeing great success with our very own Harbourside Chutney and Chocolate. These high quality products were made by the children using the best of local ingredients and sold extensively at our very own Cockwood Farmer’s Market – organised by the pupils and staff as part of our ongoing Enterprise Project.

Our curriculum is progressive and exciting, broad and challenging, where all subjects are valued. We offer children Forest School and a high quality sports provision as we work in partnership with both South Dartmoor and Premier Sport and Education. We provide many opportunities to sing, play musical instruments or perform on stage and we encourage our children to take on leadership roles wherever possible. They could become our new Head Boy or Girl, or perhaps take on the role of Playleader; alternatively if your child is interested in computing, they could become one of our brilliant Digital Leaders. Every child should feel excited about their school day, want to achieve their best and know the steps they need to improve even further – to be the best that they can be.

We have high expectations for our pupils and we are so proud of their achievements. This is a very special school, with a wonderful team and an amazing group of children.

If you would like further information do please get in touch.

Lorraine Curry


Lorraine Curry