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Welcome to Blackpool Church of England Primary School, which is situated on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park. Blackpool is a mixed primary school for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years, and marries the best aspects of a large Primary with an idyllic rural setting. 


We were the first school in Devon to enter into a federation, First Federation, with another school. Blackpool School is 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. Other schools in the Trust


At Blackpool School, there are two Foundation Stage classes, three KS1 classes and six KS2 classes. All children are allocated a School House and we are very proud of our family feel; pupils from every age group meet for House Assemblies and other events such as Sports Day.


The school was first opened in 1879 and the original Victorian building forms part of the much-enlarged main school. We have two school halls that can be used for many aspects of the Primary Curriculum and by the wider community. The Liverton Scouting Group and St Michael's church toddler group use our site, and we often host sporting events for our local learning community. 


We have two large playgrounds, a school field, a school garden, an orchard and a woodland conservation area, as well as an outdoor area for Early Years provision in the foundation stage, which all provide a wonderful outdoor learning environment.


The library is located at the heart of the school and is run by parent volunteers and class librarians. This is a well-resourced and well-used resource which supports our commitment to placing reading as a priority for learning across the school.


We have excellent links with the local church and the children look forward to Vicar John visiting the school weekly to lead an assembly. We also have a Christian Library run by other members of the local church community. We all meet daily for collective worship, celebrations, and we have a very active Ethos Committee.


Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church and the Parish and the Diocese. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils. As a church school we embed our Christian values into everyday learning and foster a respect for other people and their beliefs.


We have a Breakfast and Afterschool Club, and offer wrap-around care from 7:30am until 6pm.


FABS (Friends and Associates of Blackpool School), our PTA, are a very active group of parents who organise a range of fundraising events throughout the year, such as a Country Fayre. We are very fortunate that our families support these events so well, and monies raised have funded projects such as the building of a new hall, laptops and theatre trips for the children.


We welcome you to our school so that you can see for yourself how we learn together. Please call the school office, 01626 821316, to arrange a time to visit. We will be delighted to share our school with you.


Russell Pearson

Head of School

 Mr Pearson