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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Jun 14, 2019

Recently we were awarded ‘DEVON WINNERS’ for the HSBC Environmental youth award at the Bath and West Showground. The award is in recognition of promoting awareness and understanding of conservation and environmental matters and recognises how a group of young people have made a significant contribution to conservation and environmental management.

To receive the award a contingent of children from school attended the show with Jayne & Lucy from MUDTASTIC and received a cheque for £200, a hedgehog award and a framed certificate for the school. Congratulations to everyone involved, parents, children, teachers for this amazing achievement.

Jun 14, 2019

Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around school this week and what is coming up.


Jun 7, 2019

A buy week here and we hope the weather allows us to have Sports Day on Wednesday 12th June. Please read on to find out what has been going on in school this...

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