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Welcome to our news page.  Here you will find the latest news and information from the school.

Should you need more details please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist.


Letter from Headteacher

Friday 27/03/2020

Dear Parents and Carers

At the end of this first, very difficult week, a week that is unprecedented in terms of schools and educational provision, I wanted to update you as to what is going on behind the scenes.

At a time when it is very important to stay at home and stay safe, please do not be surprised if you are contacted by a class teacher, myself or other senior members of staff. We just want to keep in touch and provide as much advice and support as necessary. We are still working on behalf of the children.

As Headteacher I am in touch with the Barnstaple Learning Community, where headteachers share advice and potential operational developments for the near future. I am also going through the daily updates from the Department if Education and the Local Authority.

Stuart is liaising with social care staff and Ness is picking up as much information as possible from Early Help and other support services. Any and every piece of information will be shared.

We don’t know what the future holds, but please keep an eye on the website and Facebook pages. This will be the best form of global communication for the school.

Please follow the advice, stay in doors and stay safe.





SCHOOL CLOSURE until further notice

Tuesday 24/03/2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for your understanding and support re Pathfield school closure. It was not an easy decision, but it is the most sensible way forward that will enable everyone to stay safe. Please keep in touch with the class teacher, who will offer ideas and activities for the children to do during the break from school. During the closure, Avril and her team will keep the school premises ticking over and deep clean areas ready for the return to school. As you know this is for a period of three weeks initially, but we will not know more until nearer the three-week deadline. I will keep everyone updated via the website and the school Facebook.

Take care, have as good an Easter as possible and stay safe.

Cherie White




COVID UPDATE Monday 23/03/2020 – full school closure

Dear Parents and Carers

You are, no doubt, aware of the announcement made this evening about staying in your homes. As a school, many of our staff travel long distances, drop their children for child care and travel together. These are all identified as non essential and contravene the Governments ideas about social gatherings or staying at home.

This evening I have spoken to the Chair of Governors, to advise that the school will close as of 3.30 tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday March 24th 2020). I must ask you to heed the warnings made in Boris Johnson’s speech this evening.

I am giving you notice so that you can decide on your best course of action for tomorrow and beyond. This has not been an easy decision, but a necessary one. We are struggling with staff already; these new measures will impact even further and the school, under risk assessment, will not be safe.

We all know that these sweeping actions are all being used to keep everyone safe. Staff will be contacting parents tomorrow. We will also contact all services, such as the Disabilities Team, to let them know about the closure.

Please take care and stay safe.

Cherie White