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May 23, 2019

Details for Sports Day

Sports Day is on Wednesday 5th of June. If the weather dictates a postponement, the reserve date is Wednesday 12th June. We will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible if there is a change of date and/or changes to the programme detailed below due to circumstances beyond our control. Where possible we will text out changes and please also monitor this website for any required changes.
Sports Day Programme
Children in Years 1 - 6 will take part in races from 9:30 - 11:30 and when the races are complete the children will go back to their classrooms.
At 12pm children can be collected from their classrooms for a picnic lunch on the field  with their parents. At the end of lunch children will return to classrooms for registration. Please can parents be ready to move if you are sitting where an activity needs to be set up?
From 1:30 - 3:30 all children from Reception to Year 6 will take part in team activities, winning points for their houses. 
At the end of the afternoon activities children will gather into their class groups and the winning house will be announced. Dolphins will then be taken back to their classroom and all other children can be collected from their class teachers.
Parents, family members and friends are invited to take part in as much as the day as they would like. We ask that you spectate from the playground side of the field for the races and in the afternoon you can follow teams around as they take part in each activity. 
What to Wear and Bring
Children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits with t-shirts in their house colours.
They will also need water bottles labelled with their name and house.
Sun hats and sun cream will also need to be applied. Please be aware we are unable to apply sun cream to children.
May 23, 2019

Once again there has been a lot going on, including a rugby tournament, football tournament, beach clean and art gallery visit amongst other things so please read the main article to find out...

Important things to remember

The first Monday back after half term (3rd June) is a non pupil day so you children don't start back at school until Tuesday 4th June.

Sports Day (weather permitting) is the second day back for children on Wednesday 5th June. Please see Sports Day specific article.

May 17, 2019

Another busy week this week with much talk of dinosaurs, castles and ancient Eygptians!  Well done Year 6 for being so positive this week - you all know what I'm referring too.  Please read on to find out what has been happening in school this week and of local events such as the Carnival Disco tonight (Friday 17th May) and Appledore Green Fayre...

May 10, 2019

This week we've had dinosaurs, ice bears, secret gardens, ancient Egyptians, rain sticks and Years 1 and 2  and debating the 'Is it better to be beautiful on the outside or beautiful on the inside?'. Please read on to find out about all of this and much, much more...

May 3, 2019

It's been a hugley busy week in school this week, not least with trips to the synagogue, Exeter tunnels and Dunster Castle so please do read on to find out about this and much, much more...

May 3, 2019

Forest School Club have been very, very active and as a result our jungle is a bust place. Please read on for more information and there are still places if you are interested in your child attending (contact details included at the end of news roundup).

Apr 26, 2019

Following the parent survey, please click here to read a letter about the possible provision of hot lunchtime meals from September 2019 for children in Years 3-6. 

Apr 26, 2019

Welcome back everybody and we hope you had an enjoyable break. Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around the classes this week...

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...

Mar 15, 2019

Please read on to find out about PTA events for the children, survey outcomes and much, much more...

Mar 11, 2019

Thank you to those who completed the parent survey. Common themes were communication (both positive and improvement suggestions) and extending school meals to years 3-6. 

Hot Meals

In addition to the existing provision of school meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 as part of the Government's scheme for free school meals for this age group, the school is considering making available hot school meals for children in Years 3-6 from September 2019 for parents to buy. To understand level of demand, please follow this link and complete the survey before Friday 29th March


Comments regarding communication were varied. We always try to get information to you as soon as possible and due to the intended audience and/or the nature of content it can necessitate communicating in different ways. In a further attempt to become more consistent we will endeavour to send letters originating from Appledore School as an email attachment and store a copy in the Parents/Letters & Forms section of

As always, please ensure we have the current email and mobile number of the primary contact because this is to whom messages will be sent.

Mar 8, 2019

Please read on to find out current concerns circulating about funding for schools and what has been happening in and around our classes...

Mar 8, 2019

Please click here to read the letter sent to all families about the concerns cuurently circulating in the media about funding levels for schools.



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