Otterton Primary School, situated in the heart of Otterton welcomes children not just from the village but from outlying towns and villages as well. Part of the Link Academy Trust, we are a small, friendly and busy Church of England Primary School with an emphasis on the spiritual and educational development of all the children within our care.
We believe that every child is an individual and that we are a place where every child can achieve their full potential.
Our School Day.
School gates open at 8.35am
Registration is open until 8.35am
8.45am - register closes
If children arrive before 9.00am they will be marked down as Late. If children arrive after 9.00am they will be marked down as Unauthorised.
If the school gates are closed you will have to use the main gate and entrance via the school office.
We ask that children arrive on time, this not only gets them off to a good start to the day but also ensures as little disruption to the classroom routine as possible.
School finishes at 3.15pm and children are picked up from the blue gate on Maunders Hill or from by the War Memorial.
We ask parents that at drop off and pick up times, wherever possible to operate a one-way system around the school, going up Church Hill and down Maunders Hill. This ensures the best possible flow of traffic and helps us to maintain the safety of pedestrians. If possible, please park away from the school and walk to drop off and pick up children.
Our uniform is:
Grey school trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
(Summer) Blue checked summer dress
White shirt or polo shirt or blue school polo shirt
Grey or black socks/tights or white socks Black school shoes
PE—red or black shorts or jogging bottoms, red school PE t-shirt. Suitable footwear for sports—black, grey or white socks.
No jewellery - earrings must be removed or taped.
School baseball hat in sunny weather
Long hair must be tied back please.
Curriculum & EYFS
Here at Otterton C of E Primary School our EYFS children receive an exciting and stimulating curriculum. The early years is made up of 7 areas which are all covered through engaging play experiences and teacher led activities. We plan activities based on the children’s interests and have a great balance of self initiated play and planned activities.
Children learn best through play and during their time in Otters class we will support your child’s development in all areas through a range of different activities, games and play opportunities.
We love being outdoors, going on adventures, using the role play, making music, constructing, cooking, junk modelling and getting messy! During this stage, the children will develop the skills to enable them to be great listeners and thinkers to set them up for further learning. We have an allotment that we visit regularly where the children can explore and engage with the environment around us.
Throughout the school the children have opportunities to take part in many sporting activities both on and off site, including swimming during the Summer Term.
The children have access to a library within the school and are encouraged to use this valuable resource on a regular basis.
Children throughout the school enjoy taking part in our extra curricular after school clubs including Multi Sports, Football, Gardening, Netball and Drama as well as off site visits during school hours. We are also able to offer music lessons through our peripatetic music teachers.
School Dinners are available every day, there is a choice of main course, a vegetarian option or a filled jacket potato and a dessert.
These are £2.50 per child, per day, all lunches need to be booked and paid for using ParentPay please.
You may also provide a packed lunch.
All children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal.
Some children outside of these year groups may also be eligible and it is important that we identify these
pupils because we can get valuable funding for our school of up to £1320 per child.
There is a copy of the dinner menu on our website and this is updated every term.