Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Tempest Class Photos03May2017

Year 5 Bikeability08May2017

Year 6 SATs week08May2017

Tennis Festival - Otters18May2017

Kwik Cricket Year 5 & 618May2017

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Half Term27May2017

Information session for new Reception children Sept 201713Jun2017

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sports Day and Summer Fayre23Jun2017

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Year 5 Taster day at Chulmleiigh30Jun2017

Reception parent/teacher meetings04Jul2017

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Year 5 taster day at GTS06Jul2017

Sports Day and Summer Fayre - Reserve Day07Jul2017

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Last Day of Term21Jul2017

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Latest News

For the latest photographs please look at our Picture Gallery page.

School Growing Project

We have recently started a growing and gardening project with our children and also the Beaford Brownies and Guides.  To help raise start-up costs for the project we have applied for grants.  The project has been shortlisted for The Prince of Wales Award sponsored by the Devon County Show and judges will be visiting the school next Friday 28th April.  Thank you to the Guides and Brownies who over the Easter break painted our new planters.

Red Nose Day

Children raised a fantastic £160 for comic relief.  Well done to the children's council for organising this. 

Football Torurnament

Well done to the children who took part in the football tournament at GTS.

World Book Day Writing Competition - The House of My Dreams

Writing was judged on children's commitment and effort in writing.  Congratulations to:

Book Token Winners:

Year 6 - Clara

Year 5 - Ethan

Year 4 - Eleanor

Year 3 - Imogen

Year 2 - Jared

Year 1 - Leila

Runners up:

Owls - Zak, Amy, Freya, Elena, Matthew, Hannah and Mya

Otters - Harry, Lola, Evie-Grace, Matilda, Sophie, Finley and Tyler

Hedgehogs - Jessica, Alex and Ellen

Football & Netball

Well done to the children who played against Langtree last week. 

Dance Festival

Children in years 5 & 6 enjoyed taking part in the dance festival at GTS.

World Book Day

Children dressed as book characters, took part in a quiz and book swap, and enjoyed a staff production of 'A Squash & A Squeeze'.

RHS Rosemoor Visit

Children in Hedgehogs enjoyed their visit Rosemoor and took place in a workshop about how plants grow. 

Proposed Formation of a Multi Academy Trust

We are pleased to announce that Beaford Community Primary & Nursery School, Great Torrington Secondary School and St Helen's Church of England Primary School are looking at forming a MAT from Spring 2017. Please follow the links below for additional information:

Letter to Parents

Frequently asked questions

Consultation letter to Parents

Consultation Letter to Stakeholders

Sponsor Academy letter

If you have any queries or questions please email 

Home Learning 

 Owls: Research watercolour paintings that fit with out theme - write some similes to describe the painting and make a note of the website address you found it on.

Otters: Find out about one animal that lives on the Galapagos Islands.  Draw the animal and write anything you find out about it. 

Hedgehogs:  Look for different measurements you can find around your house.  These might be on labels of food or on weighing scales or jugs.  How many can you find?  Write them down to share with the class next week.



  • Explored similes to add description and 'the power of three'
  • Learnt to say some colours in Spanish
  • Measured angles using a protractor


  • Recognised and represented the size of decimals
  • Talked about and identified the features of different non-fiction texts
  • Used maps, atlases and online tools to locate the Galapagos Islands and draw our own map of them


  • Wrote a persuasive advert and designed a poster to encourage someone to buy the bridge they built
  • Explored different methods to help work out larger addition and subtraction problems


  • Making sets of long and short objects
  • Finding out what living things have in common

Book Track

Well done to:

50 books - Amelia