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 pliease 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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Apr 5, 2019

A brilliantly productive last week with many highlights, not least the transformation of our main corridor art gallery from textiles display to our focus this half term on printing and a wonderful whole school get together to sing at each others - what a way to end a short but busy term! 

This is always the term we really see the children accelerate in their learning and the assessment information I have just received from teachers certainly evidences that, so the certainly deserve their break and the chocolate this holiday brings.

Please read on to find out what has been going on in and around the classes this week and for forthcoming events...  

Mar 29, 2019

A fabulous week crowned with a superb performance by our choir in front of two rather large audiences at Bideford College. Please read on to find out more about that and much. much more that has been going on in and around all the classes...

Mar 22, 2019

A busy week with much going on in and around classes, including an all week visit from Mrs Recycle.  Please read on to find out more...

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