Welcome to Pyworthy C of E Primary School's website.

Executive Headteacher: David Fitzsimmons


Our School

We are a small, village school situated right at the heart of Pyworthy. As a village school we are proud of our family atmosphere and are delighted to offer a warm welcome to your family to join us.

The school is a Voluntary Controlled church school and we have links with our parish church St.Swithun’s.

You will find we are a busy school which offers many activities and experiences to enrich the curriculum. A strength of the school is the many after school clubs offered by the staff e.g. gardening, art, running, reading and choir.

'This is a good school…"

‘Pupils’ very well-developed social skills are a notable feature of the school. Pupils are very welcoming and interested in visitors. The way they typically behave in lessons and around school is usually at least good and often exemplary’. (Ofsted May 2012)

Parents and carers responding to the Ofsted questionnaire (May 2012) were exceptionally positive and feel that the school meets their children’s needs effectively, enabling them to make good progress, and that it helps them to support their children’s learning well. Inspection findings supported these positive views. One parent wrote, ‘All three of my children have done very well academically and socially.’ All parents and carers feel that their children are taught well and are prepared for the next stage of their education. Inspection findings fully support this view.


Pyworthy C. of E. Primary joined Holsworthy Federation on 1st September 2011.

This is a partnership with Bradford, Bridgerule, Black Torrington Primary Schools and Holsworthy Community College.

Information on the Holsworthy Federation is available on Holsworthy Community College's website www.holsworthycollege.devon.sch.uk

Aims and Ethos of our school

To provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to achieve their full potential. 

To foster the development of alert, inquiring minds which communicate freely and rewardingly with others and apply themselves to a wide variety of tasks with confidence.

To provide quality learning experiences within a curriculum which is accessible to all whilst encouraging individual talent by appropriate praise and reward.

To develop an understanding of the world in which we live and to acquire social as well as intellectual and physical life skills. 

To nurture the spiritual development of each child based on Christian teaching and an understanding of moral values. 

To encourage development of a close and active relationship with the village community in which the school is based.

2014 residential to Bristol.

Years 5/6 joined with Bradford and Bridgerule Primary Schools for a cultural 3 day residential in June.


Trophies July 2014 awarded to:

Bates trophy    Samuel Jago
Most Improved Sportsperson Bradley Glessing
Academic Achievement  Alexandra Moore
Effort and Perseverance Tallulah Thompson
Manners Oscar Meridith
Handwriting KS1
Freya Glessing
Handwriting KS2
Lucy Burnard


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