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At South Molton Community Primary School we are committed to nurturing the whole child, providing a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to become successful and confident learners and achieve their best. We have been judged by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety of pupils. The key to our success is our commitment to delivering a strong foundation for all pupils in reading, writing and maths, which is enhanced through a much broader curriculum with experience-based outdoor learning at its heart.
We believe that the emphasis we place on healthy lifestyles through our daily class runs, additional PE lessons and outdoor adventure session have contributed to the excellent academic achievements of our pupils. Our academic achievements are above the national averages in phonics, EYFS, maths and literacy.
Our pupils enjoy at least three hours of sport every week. Our pupils enjoy school life, try their best in all learning and are confident in themselves. We provide dedicated music and ICT lessons and actively encourage their skills.
Visitors to our school note the welcoming, friendly atmosphere and the polite and happy pupils who are always pleased to stop and talk to adults about the exciting learning that they have been doing.
At our school we provide a range of after school clubs in order that our children have many opportunities to widen their educational experience, from cooking and dancing to football and singing. Many of these clubs are free.
We offer a structured programme of residential experiences that really help children to develop independence. This begins with a sleepover in the hall during Year Two for one night and ends with a multiple night residential in London during Year Six.
Our Ultimate Adventure Award is a cross-curricular and extra curricular challenge in which children take part throughout their time in the school.
The main part consists of 100 activities we think every child should experience in primary school and range from putting up a tent to rolling down a big hill!