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  • Monkleigh  Primary  School

    Monkleigh Primary School

    A small rural Primary School in the heart of N Devon, Monkleigh is a happy, fulfilling experience where we all 'smile, share and succeed.'

  • Breakfast and Tea Club

    Breakfast and Tea Club

    Wrap around care from 8am until 5.30, run by school staff, where children of all ages, have fun doing a range of indoor and outdoor activities and eating breakfast and tea together. 

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  • Beautiful Surroundings

    Beautiful Surroundings

    Breath taking views of the surrounding countryside and marvellous outdoor facilities, with a large playground, field and many outdoor activities.

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  • One  BIG HAPPY  Family

    One BIG HAPPY Family

    At Monkleigh we know and care for our children as individuals. Their well-being and personal development and happiness is as important as academic achievement. A happy child, who feels safe and cared for is in the best place to learn, this is evident not only in our results but in the smiling faces around school.

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  • Exploring LEARNING  Through Play

    Exploring LEARNING Through Play

    Our Pre School and reception children have lots of exciting outside spaces to use.

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  • Our SENSORY  Room

    Our SENSORY Room

    A unique space, used by lots of children at different times for a bit of time out of the classroom.

  • Exciting LEARNING  Environments

    Exciting LEARNING Environments

    Year 1 and 2 have use of this amazing Yurt.

The best Education we can possibly provide to your children


Coming Soon!

Financial Information

  • From January 2021 schools must publish:
  • how many school employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000  &
  • a link to the webpage which is dedicated to your school on the schools financial benchmarking service - follow the prompts to find your school’s specific page:
Number of employees with gross annual salary of £100,000 or more  None
Benchmarking is the process of comparing your school’s spending with similar schools and schools with similar challenges. It allows your school to look at spend in different areas such as staffing, supplies and services; buildings and land; as well as against the individual Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) codes
Monkleigh Primary can be compared to other schools by visiting our page on the Benchmarking website.


Please keep checking here for up to date information regarding actions being taken by us regarding COVID19

Take the time to make sure that "you" are OK - here is a useful tool from the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Government guidance for parents on keeping children safe online

pdf Guidance for Childcare and Educational Settings in the management of COVID 19

pdfRemote Education - Information for Parents

pdfCovid 19 Catch-Up Premium

Date  Details:
21/01/2021 pdfNewsletter informing parents of Rapid Covid Testing for Staff.
12/01/2021 pdfLetter from Mrs Reeves regarding numbers in school
07/01/2021 pdfUpdated COVID Risk Assessment
06/01/2021 pdfUpdate from Mrs Reeves 
05/01/2021 docxLetter to parents
16/10/2020 pdfLetter from Dawn Stabb (DCC Head of Education & Learning)

Read, Write , Inc

read write incWe have invested in a new literacy programme Read Write Inc which we will be using to teach phonics, reading and writing. The children have really enjoyed getting started.

There are lots of wonderful resources and books to support the children's learning. We have already noticed how well the children are doing with their letter formation. 

Reading books linked with the lessons will be issued within the next few weeks. The children are having great fun getting to know Fred the frog. Please read the parent letter and FAQs and follow the weblinks to find more information.



The following link provides lots of ideas and videos to support parents with reading at home : https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ 


Monkleigh Safeguarding Statement

Monkleigh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We recognise that all adults including temporary staff, volunteers, parents and Local School Committee members have a full and active part to play in the protection of our pupils.

We believe that Monkleigh Primary School should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating learning environment that promotes the fair and just principles of British values to support the social, emotional, physical and moral development of each child.

Think U Know  

People to contact at Monkleigh regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Karen Reeves

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) Mrs Fiona Tolson

Mrs Marie Jones

Miss Jodie Chugg

Mrs Sarah Jones

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

We follow the Local Authority’s Safer Recruitment protocols and the Department for Education Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

We actively support the Government’s 'Prevent’ agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

All adults working in school have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance together with safeguarding checks in accordance with policy. All staff have regular safeguarding training.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard and report to Mrs Karen Reeves (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible. If you do find yourself needing to report a concern, we stress the need for absolute confidentiality to be observed and maintained at all times.

We take Online Safety very seriously and regularly monitor and review the school’s strategy and protocols regarding online safety.

The Computing and Online Safety Lead is Mr Mark Sussex.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents / carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Further information on Safeguarding children in Devon can be found on the Devon and Torbay Safeguarding Children Boards website.

Useful Links

NSPCC Pants Rule Underwear Guide' for Parents to talk with their children about

Safeguarding reminder for Devon

Child abuse. If you think it, report it.

We all have a responsibility to report any concerns of abuse or neglect and get help to vulnerable children and young people quickly.

Whether you’re the neighbour, the teacher or the concerned relative, everyone has a role to play in tackling child abuse and neglect. You don’t have to be absolutely certain either, information is usually gathered from many sources, and yours could be the missing piece needed, so it is very important.

The advice to anyone in Devon who may have suspicions of child abuse or neglect is to contact Devon’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give as much information as you can.

Our other policies connected to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children include those listed below, and can all be found on our Policies page. 







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  • Foundation Stage Unit

    Welcome to our Foundation Stage Unit with Mrs Emptage, Miss Chugg, Miss Troke and Mrs Kingdon

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  • Class 1

    Welcome to Class 1 with Mrs O'Donoghue, Miss Turner and Mrs Hobbs.

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  • Class 2

    Welcome to Class 2 with Mrs Slocombe and Mrs Mayhew

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  • Class 3

    Welcome to Class 3 with Mr Sussex and Mrs Jones

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Our school goals

Our School Goals

We are a forward-thinking school, with a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which all members of the school community can grow in confidence and develop their full potential. We aim to prepare our children and students for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills and respect for core values of honestly, loyalty and compassion.

Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.

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