Welcome to our school website, I hope that it will give you some idea of who we are and what makes our school so very unique.
Ilsington C of E Primary School is a small rural school nestling in the Devon countryside on the edge of Dartmoor. We have an integrated pre-school with trained early years practitioners working alongside our primary classes and ensuring the highest standard of transition as our children reach primary age.
Ilsington has a long history of providing a warm, caring, and creative environment where all children are welcome and where they are encouraged to be independent, active learners. Our school’s culture is firmly rooted in it’s Christian values of Friendship, Kindness, Honesty, Resilience, Respect and Compassion. These values are underpinned by our belief that all children are loved by God and in the need for equity for all of our pupils.
I became Academy Head in September 2020 having taught in Devon schools throughout my teaching career, in fact I trained at the school as a student teacher. I have never forgotten the welcoming atmosphere that the school provided then for all who entered its doors and I believe that is still the case today.
From January 2021 there will be some disruption on the main school site as we are carrying out a very exciting building development so there may be some unusual noise and bustle for a few months, This will all be completed by September 2021 when our children will benefit from having lovely, new, early years and key stage one classrooms.
If you want to find out more about us then you might like to look through the information we provide on this website and if you would like to visit us then please call or email, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please read this letter from Nicky Dunford,