Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Covid-19 School Information

Covid Risk Assessment - Updated April 21

Exceptional Covid-19 home school agreement - to be agreed by all parents before their child returns to school (consent can be given through your parentmail account)

Behaviour for Learning Covid-19 appendix

Attendance Leaflet

Covid-19 Privacy notice

Helping Your Child Understand 

Below is a social story and a therapeutic story to help your child understand about Covid-19. 

The little gnome who had to stay at home

A story about Coronvirus


Newsletter 11th June 2021

Copies of previous newsletters can be found here

Latest School Events

Otters Parent Evenings30Jun2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Owls Parent Meetings01Jul2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GTS Year 5 taster day02Jul2021

Chulmleigh Year 5 taster day07Jul2021

Hedgehogs Parent Meetings08Jul2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sports day and summer fayre09Jul2021

Ladybirds Reception Parent Teacher consultation14Jul2021

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PTA event - PJ day and Copper trail15Jul2021

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Calendars page(s): School >>

Latest News

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

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to be visited by David Hill, a retired Paralympic triathlete. He ran a sponsored fitness circuit with each class to raise money for sports equipment in school. David shared with us his journey on becoming a triathlete and inspired the children to be resilient and not to give up on your dreams. We had a wonderful time working with David and look forward to using the money raised to buy some new equipment. 

Opal Update

We are continuing to update our play provision and grounds.  

We have invested in waterproof trousers, jackets and some wellies so as many of the children as possible to be able to access all of the site and play in all weathers. The tyres  have already had a lot of use to create social spaces and areas. Next we will be adding some planks and tarpaulins to open up the use of these even further.



CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

Dressing Up Day

Children loved dressing up as Victorians in Hedgehogs and spending day in a Victorian classrroom. 

Halloween Fun!

Well done to all the children that entered the PTA pumpkin carving competition.  They looked fantastic around the school grounds.

In The Footsteps of James Ravilious

Otters class walked in the footsteps of James Ravilious to find spots he took photos of in Beaford and compare them to today.

Home Learning 

Owls: Ask your child to explain what perimeter and area are.

Otters: Practice the 3, 6 and 9 times tables

Hedgehogs: Talk about the similarities and differences between the UK and Japan

Ladybirds: When reading with your child can you encourage them to try and spot the digraph or trigraph in the words on the page. e.g. in the word Sheep can they spot the digraph 'sh'. 


    Learning this week


    • Looked at what the features of persuasive writing are
    • Used Scratch to make a virtual pet or jumping game
    • Measured the perimeter and area of simple shapes


    • Read and retold the story of Theseus and the Minotaur
    • Learnt new PE skills with an Olympic athlete
    • Solved multiplication word problems


    • Planned and wrote our own stories in the style of the Mrs Armitage stories
    • Explored grouping as a way to divide numbers
    • Compared the UK to Japan as different countries and culture

    Ladybirds Reception:

    • Continued looking at money and explored how we can use different coins to make the same amount
    • Looked at some sounds from phase 3 and have been 'spotting the digraph' in words and sentences.
    • Explored pirates, making a pirate ship and our own fancy dress of swords, eyepatches and hooks! 

                                For all queries or if you would like a paper copy of any of the information on our website please

                                contact Helen Wright, Business Manager via email on or tel 01805 603263