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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, with our broad and varied curriculum where 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.

Mrs Jayne Vanstone, Head of Teaching and Learning.


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

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.

Bikeability 15th - 18th September

A chance for all Year 5 and 6 children to be taught bike and road safety.

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 PFA

A parent and friends fundraising committee has been set up for the school and the toddler group. If you are interested and would like to be involved or just find out more, please speak to Clare Mackenney, Meeri Wallace, Anni Elliot or Carol Lawler.

Our After School Clubs

Our after school clubs change each term, we usually run Sewing Club, Guitar Club, Football Club and others.

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

Whatever you are looking hopefully you will find it on our website.  If you can’t find what you need please contact us by Clicking Here


Here are some Up and Coming Events & News

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School Term Times & Lunch Menu



Autumn Term Lunch Menu click here: Lunch Menu

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’