Welcome to Appledore School

Appledore School is located in the heart of an ancient fishing village, rich in maritime history, on the junction where the River Torridge meets the River Taw in beautiful North Devon.

We have approximately two hundred and fifty children, aged 3-11, taught in single age classes with names linked to the sea. Many are named after famous ships built in Appledore Shipyard and reflect our pupils' pride in their local heritage and community.

Through a rich and rigorous curriculum, our pupils play an active part in their local community and learn how to be prepared for life's opportunities, responsibilities and experiences now and in the future. The creative arts are of huge importance to us and not least because Appledore is a very creative and artistic community. Please click here to see this in action! Recent additions to our curriculum include our art studio and a new values curriculum that includes P4C (Philosophy for Children).

We hope you can find the information you are looking for, but if you can't please do not hestitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help.  And as for the quotes, they are real!

From all the staff and pupils at Appledore School

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Jul 19, 2019

Cry me a river...and some!  Today has been a very emotional day with our Year 6 children leaving and it is captured so well in the words written by Isabella for the Year 6 newsletter entry below.

We would all like to wish them all the very best of luck and thank them for everything they have contributed to school life. 

Have a great summer everybody and please do read on to find out what has been happening in and around school this week... 

Jul 15, 2019
Devon MPs urge the Chancellor to increase education funding and make it fairer. Please read on to find out about them joining a new national campaign for fairer funding for schools.
Jul 12, 2019

The end of a truely magnificent week. Last week ended with our summer fayre that was so well attended (thank you) and one of the many highlights of this week had to be Sports Day on Tuesday (also very well attended and thank you again. Many thanks to all involved with organising these events, particularly the PTA and our Year 6 pupils, and everything else that has been happening this week.

Please read on to find out what else has been happening in and around school, including pupils sailing off Instow, a visit to the Wake Park, Ancient Egypt workshops at Exeter Museum and mucm, much more...


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