Our School Day - Our day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.15pm. We have a recreational break at 10.40am for 15 minutes and a longer break at lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
We are very proud of our school and have a very happy school environment. We think of our school as a family and are well known for our caring ethos. Children enjoy coming to school and are given many great opportunities to develop their learning and also develop themselves to become the best they can be.
Monkleigh village is situated in a rural setting about four miles south of Bideford and three miles west of Great Torrington in North Devon, just off the A386. The local economy is based on agriculture and there is a strong community spirit in the village with the school playing a vital role.
The school was built by a local family and established in 1875. The main building still remains but there have been additions over the years including an extra classroom, and new office areas. To the front of the building is a fully resourced Key Stage 1 classroom, with a new covered outdoor play area.
The school is well equipped to teach ICT with 28 laptops and 16 learn pads, meaning that we can teach whole class ICT lessons.
The school has a good sized playing field [approximately 2 acres] to the rear of the main building that has a football pitch and Forest School area. It also has a large hard play area (full sized netball court). The school places a high emphasis on outdoor exercise and outdoor activities, offering a range of sports throughout the year.
We are continually looking at ways to develop our school and make it even better. This website will keep you updated on these exciting developments.
Our new School Council memebers have been elected! (Spetember 2016)
Class 3: Isobelle and Billy
Class 2: Gabriel and Isla K.
Class 1: Grace and Tom
Class R: Lennie and Wesley
They will be working together, and with the rest of the children in the school to organise some exciting events over the next few weeks!