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. New for this year is our community 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 13, 2018

We had year 5 singing opera to their parents today amongst a number of other amazing things this week, so please read on to find out more...

Jul 6, 2018

A hugely busy week around school this week that has included trips out for various numerous classes, play rehearsals and sports day amongst other things, so please read on to find out...

Jul 2, 2018

The weather looks good for today so we are going ahead with Sports Day today (Weds 4th July)

The races for children in Years 1-6 will take place in the morning from 9:30 – 11:30. Children will then go back to class. They can be collected from their classrooms by parents at 12 for a picnic lunch on the field or in the Jungle.

The afternoon’s activities for Reception (Dolphins) to year 6 will start at 1:30. Children will be placed into house teams and will take part in a number of different activities. You are welcome to move around with your child’s team and support them in their activities. At the end of the activities the children will be grouped in their classes for us to announce the winning house. After the announcement Dolphins will return to class with their teachers and you can collect them from there. All other children can be collected from the field once you have told their teacher you are taking them. 

Please can children come to school wearing their PE kit. If possible they can wear a t-shirt in the colour of their house instead of their usual white PE shirt. They will also need sun hats, applied sun cream and a water bottle.

If you have a gazebo we could borrow, please bring it to school and named.

We hope that the day will run smoothly and to plan, but please be aware that we may need to make changes to the programme if circumstances dictate.

Thank you for your understanding over the last couple of days.

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