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Welcome to Hawkchurch Church of England Primary School


Being part of a small rural school has many benefits, not least that it ensures that you and your children are known to everyone. This enables their individuality to be nurtured and celebrated. There are many opportunities for all our children to flourish in a caring Christian environment.  Hawkchurch Church of England Primary School provides a vibrant and exciting learning environment where all children are provided with opportunities to succeed. We aim to develop children as learners in both academic areas as well as socially. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a desire for knowledge that will stay with them throughout their future life.

We believe a positive partnership between home and school is essential. You are your child’s first educators and we aim to build on their skills and experiences when they join us. Our curriculum aims to give academic success, with an emphasis on social, physical and creative opportunities. We hope you continue to enjoy taking an active and positive interest in what your child is doing at school.

Our talented staff team and excellent facilities mean that we can provide a smooth transition for any child joining the school and strive to meet the needs of all. We welcome you to visit and judge for yourself the opportunities we afford the children of Hawkchurch.

The school is just 4 miles from Axminster and easy to reach, making it a great alternative to the larger town schools. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Please bear with us while this website will be going through changes as we bring it in line with the First Federation Academy Trust which we joined on June 1st 2017.

Mrs Jayne Vanstone, Head of Teaching and Learning. Mr Martin O’ Mahony- Executive Headteacher

Everyone at the school strongly believes that Hawkchurch C of E Primary School is a wonderful place for your children to attend and for us to work alongside you as your child grows. We are an extremely friendly school, always open and approachable, along with being dedicated to ensuring that your child’s time here is happy and beneficial.

Extra-curriculum activities and trips are an important part of what we do here. All of our children enjoy many different experiences and participate often in activities with other local primary schools. The school is located in a stunning natural setting and we make full use of this to enhance the learning experiences of all. We have a large school playing field which includes a Vegetable Garden, a Spiritual Garden as well as outdoor learning areas, mud kitchen and adventure play equipment. All of these enable our children to enjoy a physically active education and develop in them an appreciation of being outside and the natural environment.