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.
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
Tuesday 2nd June - Cricket Final
The joint Winsham and Hawkchurch cricket team have reached the final of the South Somerset Schools Cricket Tournament.
Thursday 4th June - Maths Day
Children will have the chance to participate in an away day maths workshop with other schools in the Willow Schools Cooperative Trust.
Friday 5th June - Careers Talk & Poetry Recital
We have recently welcomed an number of different people into school who have talked about their jobs. So far this has included a fisherman, a magistrate and a vicar. This time we are welcoming a local journalist to talk to the children.
Assembly for parents will also include a poetry recital in practice of the poetry competition on 16 June
Tuesday 16th June - Poetry Recital Competition
Children are busy learning poems in groups and individually with a chance to perform them in front of fellow students, parents and staff at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster. Arrive by 6.40pm for a start time of 7pm
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June - Gardening Projects
Come and help out at school building our Spiritual Garden and Mud Kitchen. More details from Ms English.
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.
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
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.
If you are interested and would like to be involved or just find out more, please speak to Harriet English.
Frequently Asked Questions ~ News & Events
Frequently Asked Questions
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School Term Times & Lunch Menu
Summer Term Lunch Menu click here: Lunch Menu
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.
Willow Schools Co-operative Trust
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 noneSam
Since moving to the area and having our son enter the school, he comes home happy and looking forward to the next dayBen
Our daughter comes home buzzing from her day at school, it makes me want to be a child again!Sarah