Blackpool Church of England Primary School is situated on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. It is a mixed primary school for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It was the first school in Devon to enter into a hard federation, the First Federation, with another school. Blackpool School is now part of the First Federation Trust, a multi academy trust of primary schools across Devon. One combined set of leaders and governors guide all schools. [To see other schools that are in the Trust, please see the First Federation website:http://www.firstfederation.org].
At Blackpool School, there are two Foundation Stage classes, four KS1 classes and six KS2 classes. The school was first opened in 1879 and this original building forms part of the much-enlarged main school. A major upgrading, costing nearly £1,000,000 took place in 1992 and we added three more classrooms. Resources area, toilets, cloakrooms and showers were added in 2003. We also have created a second hall that can be used for many aspects of the Primary Curriculum and by the wider community. There is a fully networked Learning Lounge and three unit based satellite computer areas. We also have two large playgrounds, a school field and a woodland conservation area. Blackpool School is a modern school with high quality premises and equipment. It marries the best aspects of a large Primary with an idyllic rural setting.
Head of Teaching and Learning