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 offer a range of after school clubs that vary throughout the year and include such things as Football, High 5, Running, Performing Arts, Relaxed Kids etc – all run free of charge by school staff, we also offer affordable wrap around care from 8am – 5.30pm (4pm on a Friday) also run by school staff.
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 EYFS/ Key Stage 1 classroom, with a covered outdoor play area. We also have our own Pre School on site in a new building with outdoor play area.
The school is well equipped to teach ICT with 16 learn pads and 32 new chrome books, meaning that we can teach whole class IT 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 attend as many sporting festivals and competitions as possible and have recently been the first school in N Devon to be awarded the Platinum sports award.
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.