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Sep 25, 2020

Another bust week, so please read the main body of text by clicking on the headline to find out what has been happening in and around the school this week...

Best wishes from

Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff

Sep 24, 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.



The below are the steps, in order, that should be followed to secure a test:


  • Individuals should only get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Parents or carers of children attending school or school staff with symptoms of coronavirus should book a test as normal via the government website or by calling 119.
  • If they are unable to book a local testing slot then:
    1. Individuals should complete the appropriate forms by following the links below: 



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






Sep 16, 2020

It's been a very busy week and the children and staff have been great with emedding all the new ways we have to operate.

Thank you so much for helping us by wearing face coverings on the school premises. Please do continue with this. If you are medically exempt from wearing one please let us know and we will make arrangements for taking your child to an exit point so you don't need to come on the premises. 

Secondary schools are beginning to advertise open days activities aimed at current year 6 and sometime year 5 children. When schools contact us direct with information about this we will publsih it in the weekly newsletter. To find out how Bideford College are planning to run events for children in Years 5&6  please click here. and for West Buckland School please click here

We are trying to minimise the number of items that come in to school and go home from school at present, so with this in mind please can you not send birthday sweets in for the class. Sorry to be miserable!.

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

Have a lovely weekend from

Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff

Sep 14, 2020

Please click here to read the returning to school guidance and if you are unsure about anything please do email school. Changes were last made on 14/9/20 and are in gren text.

We have always done all we can to be directly accessible, but in these current times please be aware that entry to school building is by invitation only and face coverings must be worn.  

Best wishes

Jeremy Cooper

Sep 11, 2020

Welcome back everybody and a warm welcome also to those of you new to Appledore School. Having the children fill the school again has been brilliant and their response to the required changes is a credit to them and a credit to how you have prepared them for their return. Thank you.

Please do set a reminder to read our end of week newsletter, because you will find out what has been happening in your child's class over the week and much more. So with that in mind, please read on...

Have a lovely weekend everybody and we look forward to seeing you all next week.

From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children


Mar 13, 2020

A fabulous week that involved learning in the jungle for a number of our classes (please read on to find out more) and ended with the whole school walking around the village for Sports Relief. Thank you for supporting this event and we raised £186.30 for this good cause.

Mar 10, 2020

Please be aware that the school is now required to notify the Local Authority if a pupil has ten unauthorised absences (equivalent to five days and not necessarily consecutive) within a two year period upon issuance of the letter at the end of the absence request form. 

Please bear this in mind if you are booking a holiday. 


Mar 6, 2020

Another busy week, so please read on to find out what  has been going on in and around the classes...

Feb 28, 2020

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

Feb 25, 2020

5th March World Book Day - come in pyjamas for your bedtime story.

13th March Sports Relief - wear sportswear for a donation.

11th June Sports Day & 16th June reserve day if needed. More details to follow.

Feb 14, 2020

The whole school topic on health draws to a close today and there has been some truly fascinating learning as a result, so pleas read on to find out what your children have been up to.

Don't forget next week is half term and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 24th February.

Feb 11, 2020

School Funding
Funding enough money to provide all the resources and opportunities we want the children to have is increasingly challenging, but there is money out there we can claim that we haven't and we need your help please. All children were sent home with a letter requesting you provide us with some details and we will be then be able to systematically and regularly check to see if the school is entitled to additional money based on your circumstances. Please do complete the letter and send it back to us, even if you don't tick any boxes just yet, because once you are registered it will check in the future should your circumstances change. Please click here for the letter or ask the office for a copy. GDPR (data protection laws) laws are complied with.

Feb 7, 2020

The children continue their emersion in various aspects of our half term whole school topic on health, ranging from learning about who keeps them safe, The Great Plague and through to a debate on the merits of a character in a story having a heart transplant!  Read on to find out more...

Jan 31, 2020

Please read on top find out what Forest School have been up to, information on funding for our school and how you can influence it and what has been happening in and around the classes... 

Jan 24, 2020

This week has been a week of nunerous 'firsts' for me in a school that includes a couple of poet pupils taking it upon themselves to convert some of the school rules into poems! Please read on to find's in the unform section.

This term we have all worked hard on what one might describe as a 'whole school New Year's resolution' - only to run in school school where you're meant to. With the excitement of Christmas looming a large number of children had forgotten this as last term drew to a close. It has been nothing short of inspirational how the whole school has worked together, led by the children, to so quickly kick this habit and left me wondering if us adults are so rapidly effective when trying to break a habit. I can't remember the last time, if ever, I keep a New Year's resolution! And of course, our new poet laureates wrote  about running in school but I'll save that one for another time.

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

Have a wonderful weekend everybody and we look forward to seeing you next week.
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children.



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