Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


 Access to School Provision from January 2021

We have contacted parents who are key workers and those who have children we have identified as vulnerable to offer a school place during this lockdown.  If you have not been contacted and wish your child to access the provision please let us know by emailing

We will be aiming to put children into consistent bubbles in school, which may be different to their usual class base dependent upon numbers. They will be supported to complete the tasks as set for children learning remotely by school staff. Due to the expectation that we are also offering remote learning this will not necessarily be with their usual class teacher or teaching assistant. Please note that if you do not wish to accept this place, there will be an expectation that remote learning is completed at home following our policy.

Nursery Provision from January 2021

Our nursery is currently open for funded 2 and 3 year old children.  We are not currently open for non funded 2 year old children.  This will be reviewed following any changes to the government guidance.

For the latest information or if you wish to enrol your child at our nursery please contact the school office on 01805 603263 for further details.

Remote Learning

All children now have remote learning set up on their Google classroom and should be engaging with this from the 6th January. Please be assured that our approach to this challenge is one of partnership with you; we recognise the challenges and we are learning how to do this alongside you.  

The government expectation is that children who are learning at home are accessing around 3 hours of learning per day.  Please see our remote learning page for further details.

Laptop loan to support remote learning

 We have a limited number of school laptops which we can lend to families. Please contact the school office if you would like to borrow one.  This device can remain at home until such time as the schools reopen more widely and be used to access google classroom and other learning support.

Financial Support for Families in Need

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals you can check on the citizen portal at

The Devon county hardship fund may be available to families, dependent upon need. More information can be found at

The Farringdon House School Trust are a local charity who can offer grants to young people under 21 to support their learning and education. At the moment, this may include for technology to support learning at home. Their website is

Covid-19 School Information

Partial School Closure RA - Jan 21

Remote Learning Policy

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 26th  February 2021

Copies of previous newsletters can be found here

Latest School Events

There are currently no events.

Calendars page(s): School >>

Latest News

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


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


Decorating our fantastic Christmas tree - kindly donated by Mole Valley Farmers.

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.

 Samosa Making

Children have made very tasty samosas. They developed their own fillings and had lots of fun making and tasting them!

Water Sports

Children in Otters thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Meeth Reservoir to take part in various water sports including kayaking, raft building and paddle boarding. Thank you to Encompass Training who led this. 

Home Learning 

Learning this week





                  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