Offwell C of E VC Primary School
Offwell, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9SA
Tel: 01404 831417 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Headteacher: Mrs Anne Billington Administrator: Mrs Judy Davey
Chair of Governors: Dr Phillip Ambler
Welcome to Offwell School
We recognise that your child will join us with a wealth of experiences and learning in their first years. It is our aim to work in partnership with you and build on their strengths, interests and experiences in an interesting, exciting and safe environment and with a curriculum that meets their individual needs.
Our school stands in the heart of Offwell village, opposite our Church, St Mary’s. We are a Voluntary Controlled Primary school taking children from the term they are 3 into the Nursery year of our Foundation Stage Unit and children aged 4-11 into the main school.
The original school building dates back to 1840, along with a sensitively designed modern office space adjoining it. The church hall is used by the school and houses a second classroom with two further classroom spaces behind and towards the back of our site. We have a much loved ‘Log Cabin’ and ‘Little Log Cabin’ which provide valuable spaces for smaller group work and adult meeting space. We use our outdoor spaces for both learning and play. Our grounds are much larger than is first apparent; we have 3 playgrounds and a meadow as well as a wealth of smaller, quiet spaces for learning and reflection. In addition we make regular use of the Offwell Village Hall and Playing Field which lie a very short distance from our school. Walking down the lane opposite school we reach Offwell Woods which provides us with an exciting environment just on our doorstep for our popular ‘Welly Walks’.
Children join Offwell from our catchment area of Offwell and surrounding villages, from Honiton and further afield. We currently have approximately 80 children on roll and a growing Nursery Year within our Foundation Stage Unit all grouped into four small classes.
The Partnership we enjoy with our Parents, Carers, Governors, Families and wider community is important to us. The education of children needs to be a team effort, the partnership between school and home is essential – if that exists, everything is possible!
I hope you will find the information within this document useful and informative – I hope it will inspire you to want to find out more about us, our school and the opportunities we can offer your child and your family. You will find more information on our website which is regularly updated. Obviously the best way to begin to get to know us is to visit, have a look around, meet the staff and experience a bit of school life at Offwell. Please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a visit.
Mrs Anne Billington
The school has recently been give access to the Woodland Education Center’s Log Cabin in Offwell Woods, please see here for further information: School in the woods
School newsletters can be accessed on the Home Page of this website… they are updated monthly.
Details of all public education & learning services here