Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Latest School Events

Year 5 & 6 football festival23Feb2017

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ GTS

PTA Meeting24Feb2017

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Owls parent/teacher meetings28Feb2017

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reception Open Afternoon07Mar2017

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Reception Open Afternoon08Mar2017

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

KS2 Dance Festival09Mar2017

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Hedgehogs parent/teacher meetings14Mar2017

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Otters parent/teacher meetings21Mar2017

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nursery Open Morning29Mar2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Easter Holiday01Apr2017

Non Pupil Day18Apr2017

Calendars page(s): School >>

Latest News

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

Big Garden Bird Watch

Children enjoyed taking part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. 


Thank you to the NSPCC for working with our children this week on a 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' visit.  Encouraging your children to speak up and share their feelings help keep them safe.  The NSPCC website has useful information for helping parents keep children safe.

Architecture Talk

The children in Hedgehogs enjoyed their talk from Sam Percival where they learnt about the job of an architect, designs of local buildings and how and why different building materials are used.  Thank you to Sam Percival for his time given to this. 

High 5 Netball

Well done to year 6 children who took part in this festival at GTS coming 4th overall. Have a look in a gallery for photographs. 

Maths Workshop

Children very much enjoyed maths workshops and an assembly by House of Maths. 

Fund Raising for St Petrocks

Well done to Otters class who as their Christmas 'act of kindness' raised £84.50 for St Petrocks who help homeless people in Exeter.

Highest Class Attendance

Congratulations to Owls class for having the highest class attendance this term of 98.4%

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:  Start thinking about designs for your burglar alarms – what might your circuit look like?  How will it be triggered?

Otters: Listen to a piece of music of your choice.  Name the composer and the song.  What atmosphere does the music create? What type of building or place can you imagine when listening to this piece of music? Who could you imagine living there?  Draw a picture of this building/place and annotate with your ideas. 

Hedgehogs:  Practise counting up and down in 2s/5s/10s/3s.   Draw some pictures to help you remember.  See what interesting facts you can find out about bridges.  You could research bridges from around the world and draw a picture of your favourite one.

Ongoing Tasks - 

Copy of home learning tasks



  • Created an investigation question about circuits and carried out a controlled experiment
  • Acted out being a circuit to explain the terms current and voltage
  • Wrote the invent version of a modern twist on a fairy tale


  • Listened to some ‘great’ classical composers and imagined what buildings or places would fit the music.
  • Finished writing our invent quest stories
  • Explored decimal and fraction tenths and hundredths


  • Learnt how to code
  • Used co-ordinates to describe the position of something on a map


  • Designed a new home for our guinea pigs
  • Found ways of adding up to 10

Book Track

Well done to:

40 books - Esmae, Louie