Dear Parents,

We need to inform you that in our recent recruitment for an Executive Headteacher post for South Tawton, Chagford and North Tawton we were unable to appoint. An offer was made to a candidate but terms and conditions could not be agreed; this did not include financial considerations. Time to resolve this caused the delay in us getting back to you, so thank you for your patience.

Going forward, there is a meeting of the Full Governing Body of the three schools next week to look at options and to re-advertise the post as appropriate. In the meantime, rest assured the leadership team will continue as usual. We will keep you up to date as things progress.

Yours sincerely,

Hazel Fox on behalf of the Interim Executive Governing Body 

As a school, we use SIMS Parent Lite to collect, manage and handle key information about your child by obtaining accurate data securely from parents.

Available on iOS, Android and via browser ( the SIMS Parent app provides a convenient and accessible solution for parents to electronically review and request changes to the data held on them and their children via smartphone, tablet, or PC anytime, anywhere,  as well as see key term dates. You will be able to provide additional information on crucial details such as medical information or dietary requirements, using the text information function, ensuring that personal information not previously held in SIMS is collected. When a change request is submitted by you, automatic emails are sent to the school office. Administrators are able to view previous requests and details of any action taken via the audit trail within SIMS. From time to time, we will send notifications to remind you to update your child’s details, eliminating paper based data collection and manual errors.

Getting Started

  • We will send an activation email to your home email address. Simply click on the link from your tablet, pc or smartphone to activate your account. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password.
  • Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact the school office. Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact the school office if you require a replacement after this date.

For more information and an explanation of categories and usage of that data please see the SIMS Parent page on our information tab

West Devon Tag Rugby Finals – Review by River and Henry

Chagford Primary School competed in the West Devon Tag Rugby finals today. We played 5 teams including the finals. Our first match was against Whitchurch and was the first match of the tournament, so both teams were pretty nervous but we won 6-10. We all ran off the pitch with the biggest grins that you could imagine! Our second match was against Bridestowe School which was a tough match because they has an exceptional player on their team and we lost that match 7-4.  Our third match was against Horrabridge that we won by a Slither 10-8. The atmosphere was great and everyone was cheering. Whitchurch, Chagford and Brdestowe all finished with 10 points so it all came down to the team with most points. Chagford came in on top so we were in the finals against our rivals, South Tawton. The final match was very close with both teams scoring right up to the final whistle. The final result was 9-8 to South Tawton. We tried our very best and came in second place

Stars of the week

Big Robins Class: not available at time of publish

Grasshoppers:  Ben for a superb start to this term. Very well done Ben! You are full of enthusiasm, trying your best and having a go at everything. Brilliant! Eve for an excellent first week back. You are having fun, trying hard and doing some brilliant work. Very well done!

Caterpillars Class: Ottilie for being incredibly helpful as a Digital Leader and for always going the extra mile in all she does! Cecily for her excellent work with multiplying and dividing by 10 and patience in helping others to understand this as well.

Dragonflies Class:  Armand for having a great week in Dragonflies class. Noah for making a massive effort with his writing.

Beetles Class: Juliette – hard working and focused start to term. Brendan – good engagement with learning and super effort with homework

Bees Class: Malena and Rhiannon for thinking about a friend in need and helping to make a very thoughtful card.


Top of the leader board this week with a Gold star is Beetles Class. Silver award to Caterpillars Class and Bronze to Big Robins Class. Well done everyone.


Dear Parents, Staff and Friends

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to support bingo night. It was a real fun night and organised perfectly by Sue Biffani and Amanda Stocks. The total profit raised amounted to £433.05. We could not have raised the funds for the school without your loyal support.

Also a big thank you for the cake donations, the refreshments are an integral part to the fundraising. I could not have managed in the Kitchen without Claire, Sarah and Tamsin and not forgetting Chris. It was a real team effort by all.

IMPORTANT second hand uniform sale on Wednesday 25th April by the FSU/ reception entrance after school. We have summer dresses/ P.E. kits, shorts and t shirts available to buy for a small donation. We need to reduce our stock before the move.

Kindest regards Nicola Leaman

Dates for your diary

  • New clubs starting from Monday
  • Thursday 26th April –  Football and Netball match away at North Tawton
  • Thursday 26th April – Beetles class asssembly

All participants will be emailed with additional details and consents, medical conditions and any donations will need to be completed on your school gateway account.

News and Information

Clubs – 
Day Lunchtime Where After school
Monday Advanced Recorders

Beginners Recorders

At 12:45 with Mrs Rowe

Year 2-6

At 12:45 with Mrs Thomas Year 2-6


Basketry aged 7 and up 3.30 – 5pm for 23rd + 30th April only)

A2 Football 3.30 -4.45

Fizz Pop science (please book with both Fizz pop science) 3.30 – 4.40

Tuesday KS1 (Year 1/2) football 3.30 – 4.30
Wednesday Football (Year 3/4) 3.30 – 4.45

Gardening (Year 2-6) 3.30 – 4.30

Ballet 3.30  onwards

Thursday Intermediate recorder 12:45 with Mrs Rowe KS2 Offsite KS2 Running club 3.30 – 4.30 Collect from the rec ground
Friday Lego

Chess Club

In Caterpillars class open to all years

years 2-6

A1 Football 3.30 – 4.45

Due to the popularly we are trying to set up another Fizz Pop science club called second set for all those children who are on the waiting list or would like to take part in this club for 4 weeks after half term . A page has been added on their website for bookings

KS1 is Year R – 2 KS2 is Year 3 – 6

All clubs are subject to change, we will text or email parents to let them know if we have to cancel a club. We rely on the help of club leaders, parents and staff to run these clubs. If you feel you could spare your time in the evening to help run a club or support a club leader or have an idea for a new club, please let us know.

Free School Meals – There have recently been some changes in Free School Meals legislation.  The Guidance booklet produced by the Department for Education outlines the changes in full  Devon County Council have updated their website to reflect the new qualifying benefits and this can be views here We will continue to record pupils claiming free school meals in the same way as normal

GIRLS RUGBY  FUN TRAINING SESSION– YEAR 6 & 7   April 29th 2 – 4 Okehampton Rugby Club

This an opportunity for Year 6 Girls who are keen on Rugby or would like to try it in a fun environment. Many primary school girls really enjoy Tag Rugby and its great there is now an opportunity for them to continue to play. Sessions are delivered by the RFU and Okehampton Rugby Club. The club already do great work with 200 local youngsters and are keen to support more girls continue to enjoy the game.  Teas and Coffees provided for parents .Come along or for more information contact

GIRLS & WOMENS FOOTBALL NIGHT – Thursday 26th April 6 – 7.30 –Meet at the OCRA Pavilion at the College

All Ages School Years 2 -6 + all MUMS that want to play.  A fun night for all ages and abilities. A chance to develop skills, build confidence, play games and have some fun. Part of the FA Girls Week organised by Okehampton Argyle Youth. Please just come along or if you do require more details contact Russell Metherall on













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