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, not least because Appledore is a very creative and artistic community, and our dedicated art studio is the creative hub of the school and our main corridor is our art gallery.

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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Nov 27, 2020

Usually we raise as a school about £40 selling remembrance merchandise, but this year we raised nearly £250 for this worthy cause. Thank you to you and Amy in Year 6 for organising the sale of it.

The Christmass hoops are now up in our main corridor and children can wear their Christmas jumpers each Friday during December for a £1 donation that we will pass to the air ambulance.

If you child wants to give Christmas cards to their friends, please ensure they are brought in before Friday 12th December and we will store them until it is safe to distrubute them the following week.

Christmas dinner is on 9th December December. If you haven't already booked, please do so asap because orders must be in by Friday 4th December.

Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around the classes...

Best wishes

Jeremy Cooper



Nov 27, 2020

Any pupil who displays one or more symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) is required to get a test. These symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.


Parents or carers of children attending school or school staff with symptoms of coronavirus should book via the government website or by calling 119.

  • Devon County Council have produced a guide advising parents that is available here and an open letter to all parents.


If you are unsure regarding illness, testing, quarantining and anything associated, please do call the school on 01237 474365.

Thank you






Nov 20, 2020

A fabulously busy week and sorry, but Christmas is now being mentioned in school!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and please do read on to find out what has been happening around the classes...

From Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff

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