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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 with our broad and varied curriculum and we value high attainment of children in all areas. We encourage children to become creative, considerate and responsible individuals who are well equipped with a wide range of skills.

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.

Sarah Stringer, Executive Head Teacher.


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 huge school playing field which includes a vegetable garden, a  lovely Spiritual Garden as well as an outside classroom, 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.

Click the boxes below to read more about what’s on at school in the next two weeks.  If you have any questions please call us on 01297 678 331 or email us by Clicking Here

Thursday 9th July - School in a Bag Presentation

This afternoon the children will have the chance to present the money they have raised to the School in a Bag Charity and help pack the school bags for children across the world.

Friday 10 July - School Trip to Axe Valley Wildlife Park

All children will be going to the wildlife park for a school trip – more details to follow.

Monday 13th July - Activity Day at Richard Huish College

Members of the Willow Schools Cooperative Trust have been invited to an activity day at Richard Huish College in Taunton. Oak class (KS2) will travel by coach to Taunton, a packed lunch will be provided.

Tuesday 14th July - School Summer Production 6pm

Our joint summer production at Winsham will start at 6pm, followed by a family picnic and use of the pizza oven and marshmallows around a campfire.

Celebration Assembly - every Friday at 3pm

Please come along on Fridays at 3pm to join our celebration assembly – learn what the children have been doing during the week, find out who is Star pupil and takes home Barney Bear, news and notices for the following week.

Hawkchurch Primary School

Our Vision

Hawkchurch School has developed a set of moral standards for all stakeholders to aspire to which recognise the Christian ethos and values of the school.

Our Teachers

Click here to see a list of our teachers.

Our Governors

Governors are like a Board of Directors and make decisions about how the school is run.

Hawkchurch PTFA

If you are interested and would like to be involved or just find out more, please speak to Harriet English.

Our After School Clubs

Sewing Club – Homework Club – Guitar Club – Football Club

Our School Policies

Hawkchurch C of E Primary School’s policies aim to provide staff, pupils, parents and guardians with clear information about the organisation and ethos.

Frequently Asked Questions ~ News & Events

 Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some Up and Coming Events & News

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School Term Times & Lunch Menu



Summer Term Lunch Menu click here: Lunch Menu



Summer Term…

April 13th – 17th July

(May Half Term week commencing May 25th)

Autumn Term 2015…

September 3rd – Friday 18th December

(Half Term week commencing 26th October)

 Spring Term 2016…

January 6th – 24th March

(February Half Term week commencing February 15th)

Summer Term 2016…

April 12th – 21st July

(May Half Term week commencing May 30th)

Key Information - Start & End of School

The school day starts at 9:00 am, with doors opening at 8:45 am.

Playtime 10:45 am – 11:00 am

At playtime every child in the Foundation Stage and KS1 are offered a free piece of fruit or vegetable.  This is supplied through the government’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme which aims to give children a positive and enjoyable experience of fruit and vegetables and to contribute to the recommended five portions each day.  Fresh drinking water is always available and children are encouraged to drink throughout the school day.

KS2 children are encouraged to bring in fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at playtime.

Lunchtime 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Children will require a packed lunch or a school dinner each day.

Fresh meals are brought to site everyday.  These use the highest quality local produce and are available with vegetarian options.

Meals should be ordered by Fridays for the following week.  Each meal costs £2.50 and payment can be made by cheque (payable to Devon County Council) or cash.

Free meals are available for the children of parents in receipt of some benefits.  You will need to complete an application form, which are available from the school office.

All packed lunch boxes should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.  Please do not send hot drinks, fizzy drinks or glass bottles.  Cutlery and water are supplied.

Children are taught about the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet as part of the curriculum and parents are encouraged to do their best to reinforce this by trying to provide healthy and varied food in packed lunch boxes.

The school day ends at 3:15 pm.

How can my Child be admitted to your School ?

We always enjoy having new children join us and they always settle into the school very quickly and make new friends. Many of our children join us at the age of four or five at the start of the Early Years Foundation Stage whilst others join us at different ages.  Without exception those children who have joined us at different ages have always flourished here.

We always recommend that you come and see for yourself the facilities which we have here.  Everybody at the school is very proud of all that we have to offer here and we look forward to meeting you.  Please feel free to call us at anytime on 01297 678331 to arrange a time to come in and we can then answer all of your queries.

Our admissions are administered by Devon County Council and we follow their policies on admissions.  Their admissions website which has lots of information is available at https://www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.  Geographically we are situated on the border with both Dorset and Somerset.  A number of our children live in these counties – there are no restrictions on where you live!  We look forward to talking with you.

What is the School Uniform Code ?

We ask you to ensure your child attends school appropriately dressed.


KS1/KS2 Girl’s Uniform

Grey dress, skirt, trousers or green checked summer dress; white blouse or polo shirt; green fleece (available from school office – £15 each); white socks or grey tights; black shoes or sandals (not open-toed sandals, boots or heels).


KS1/KS2 Boy’s Uniform

Grey trousers or shorts; white shirt or polo shirt; green fleece (available from school office – £15 each); grey or black socks; black shoes (not boots or trainers).


KS1/KS2 PE Kit

Black shorts or jogging bottoms; white t-shirt; white sports socks; black plimsolls or trainers.

Your child will need a small labelled bag for PE clothes which will hang on their coat peg throughout the week and will be brought home for washing at the end of each half-term.

Children are not permitted to wear jewellery, other than simple stud earrings, as this can cause problems with safety during the school day.  Children are also not permitted to wear nail varnish or make-up in school.

What does your OFSTED report say about your School ?

We were last inspected by OFSTED in November 2010, in every area of the inspection we were rated as either Outstanding or Good.

Read what other parents have said about the school here and tell Ofsted what you think. 


31aug2:00 pm- 4:30 pmHawkchurch Village Fete

Willow Schools Co-operative Trust

Willow Schools TrustWillow Trust Sports Day Hawkchurch Primary School

Hawkchurch C of E Primary School is proud to be a member of the Willow Schools Co-operative Trust, a ground breaking initiative which came into being in March 2014. Along with five other schools, the Trust sees us working strategically together towards a shared vision for the continued educational advancement of each school.

With the active involvement of the wider community, and the protection of our educational assets, we’ll be working together to make the best use of all resources, in order to achieve better outcomes for our children and families. We are sure that the high standards of learning in all our schools will be further enhanced by this initiative. More importantly the Willow Schools Co-operative Trust offers an exciting and sustainable future for our schools in their village settings for many years to come. 

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A Couple of Comments from Parents whose Children now attend the School

A wonderful school where the individual attention my children get is second to none


Since moving to the area and having our son enter the school, he comes home happy and looking forward to the next day


Our daughter comes home buzzing from her day at school, it makes me want to be a child again!


In the Heart of the Devon Countryside

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