As you may be aware, the Data protection law in the UK changed on 25th May 2018. The new law is called the General Data Protection Regulations.

The new regulation is about protecting people in the modern information age. It gives more control to individuals and more responsibilities to organisations that collect and hold your data. Schools must comply too. It affects everyone: staff, parents, children and volunteers.

What will schools be doing to prepare?

We already have strict data protection policies. Data is kept secure and used appropriately. Much will stay the same but with GDPR it will bring even better security and greater transparency. In many areas consent is not needed as schools have a duty to keep children safe and deliver a high standard of education. Where consent is needed, you will be asked for it in a clear manner and be allowed to remove it, if you wish.

What data is held in school?

  • Student Education Data
  • Student Medical Data
  • Parent Data
  • Staff Employment Data
  • Staff Health Data
  • Special Needs information
  • Contracts with suppliers
  • School Meals Data
  • CCTV
  • Payments information

The trustees hold all schools within the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust accountable. As a MAT, we have a Data Protection Officer who deals with issues around staff training, audit and compliance. Within our schools, we also have Data Champions who lead on GDPR related issues.

What do you need to do?

To help ensure that your data is secure and accurate, we have launched SIMS Parent to securely collect, manage and handle key information about your child. You have already been sent an invitation by email – please contact the office if you can’t find your link or need help.

There is also lots of information on the Dartmoor Multi Academy Website. If you have any questions, please contact the school or

Sport at Chagford School

Due to the building works, our access to the school grounds for sporting activities has unfortunately been limited this year. We have made good use of the available grounds, and have also use local facilities. This term we have been able to give our pupils professional coaching in:

  • Cricket for all with our brilliant cricket coach Andy Manning, who has so kind to donate his time to coach every student from reception class to year 6.
  • Swimming for KS2 years 3 – 6, at Chagford Pool with qualified instructors.

This has given all children an opportunity to experience other sports in addition to their regular PE lessons.  We also have continued with football, running, gardening and ballet as extra curricular activities here at Chagford School.

Recent Sporting Success

Girls Kwik Cricket Report by Isa and Phoebe Year 5+6 girls succeeded in getting through to the County finals of the Kwik Cricket tournament. The first game we played was against Oldway Primary and we beat them by one run 29-30 to us. Our second game was against Rydon Primary and we beat them by a large margin. We scored 53 runs! In our last game we faced Bradley Barton Primary and the score was 53-5 to us. The County finals will be next Thursday at Bovey Tracy Cricket Club.

Cross Country  Report by Sophia On the last day of term we participated in the Weaver Cup Cross Country. South Tawton have held the title since 2008 until now! At the start we all walked around the course which was 1.4 miles around Willey farm, Sticklepath. Then it was time for the actual race, Ben W came in first place with a time of 9.10 minutes and Daisy R came in second place around twenty seconds after Ben. Henry placed third and then fourth place was a student from South Tawton Primary. I came in fifth place with Barnaby in seventh.








Cricket A team review by Barnaby. The first game the A team played was against Hatherleigh B team which we won by a significant amount of und. We played well and took quite a few wickets and batted well. the final score was 278 to 183.  our second game was against Horrabridge Primary where we also won by a significate amount of runs ending up with almost the same score 251-199. The third game was against Mary Tavy and we won again with the final score of 248-211. The semi final game was against Bridestowe Primary, we won with great batting and great fielding 261 – 194. Our last game was the final against Okehampton was started with batting but things didn’t go our way after the end of the 1st innings we lost 238-244

B Team review by Cass. Our B teams first match was against North Lew Primary and we won the game, we played four more matches. Against Okehampton Primary B team which we won. The next match was against Bosley Cross Primary and we lost against them. The two remaining matches were against Mary Tavy and Highhampton and we won both matches. We ended up coming 3rd in the overall competition.

The first round of the Dartmoor Cup first was held at Lewdown. Chagford won and qualified to go to the next round at Okehampton College, which we also won, qualifying for the finals this Tuesday at Newton Abbot cricket club, 12pm – 4pm. Supporters always welcome.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Chris Bifani who has been keeping our landscape neat and tidy so that we can make use all the remaining grassed area.

Stars of the week

Big Robins Class: Summer for her ever thoughtful and caring nature and always wanting to help others. George H for his fantastic progress in reading, his ability to recognise so many high frequency words  and tricky words making his reading so much more fluid.

Grasshoppers Class: Millie: for always trying your best, particularly with correcting your pencil grip, and for being a good friend to everyone in class. Very well done! Belle: for your determination and great sense of humour. Super progress! Very well done!

Caterpillars Class: Bertie – For his incredible determination this week with a twisted ankle and still giving his all in school every day! Luca and Charlie – For being such wonderful friends to Bertie and for always being reliable and kind members of the class.

Dragonflies Class: Not available at time of publish

Beetles Class: Not available at time of publish

Bees Class: Trilby for being a receptive learner and for working so hard to bake the whole class a variety of sweet treats! Sophia for being a positive mentor and role model during the cricket finals.


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

Dates for your diary

  • Tuesday 12th June – Cricket A team for the Dartmoor Cup Final in Newton Abbot 12pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 13th June – Swimming at Chagford Pool for years 3 – 6.
  • Wednesday 13th June – Y6 Bee’s Class, Orienteering, in Okehampton College 12:15pm – 3pm, packed lunch required
  • Thursday 14th June –  Girls Cricket Finals in Bovey Tracy Cricket Club 10am – 4pm, pack lunch, lots to drink, sun hat, kit and footwear
  • Wednesday 20th June – Swimming at Chagford Pool for years 3 – 6.
  • Wednesday 20th June – Devon Mix music festival – open to the Choir and anyone who plays an instrument.*
  • Monday 25th June – FSU Little Robins Sports Day – at School
  • Tuesday 26th June – Sports Day at the Recreational Ground, letter for more information to parents will be out nest week – SOS for gazebos: if you are able to lend the school a gazebo for Sports Day to shade the children in between races, please see Ayesha in reception.
  • Wednesday 27th June – Swimming at Chagford Pool for years 3 – 6.
  • Thursday 28th June – Workshop at Okehampton College for members of the Band, Collect from the college
  • Friday 6th July – Reception and Little Robins – Trip to Appledore museum. *
  • Tuesday 10th July – Grasshopper and Caterpillar Class trip to We the Curious museum in Bristol
  • Wednesday 11th July – Year 5 Beetles Class trip to Castle Drogo
  • Saturday 14th July – PTFA Variety Show. More information to follow
  • Thursday 19th July – End of term service 2pm at St. Michaels Church
  • Friday 20th July – Y6 Leavers show 2pm at school for year 6 parents.

All participants will be emailed with additional details. * Some trips have limited places and will be given on a first come basis, this excludes class trips and sporting events. Consents, medical conditions and any donations will need to be completed on your school gateway account. If we are unable to cover the costs of the trip by donations we may have to cancel trips.

News and Information

Saturday 9th June at 10am at Throwleigh Church yard – Hear a fascinating talk called ‘Managing with wildflowers in mind’ please come and along and find out some of the amazing species in our ancient church yards. For more information please contact Rev Paul Seaton-Burn email:


Our Clubs restart this coming week :

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


Mr Skinners amazing animation club (This club has limited places so a waiting list in Mr Skinners class is in operation, if you are interested please contact Mr skinner directly)

Football 3.30 – 4.45 y3/4

Fizz Pop science (SPACES AVAILBLE – please book with both Fizz Pop Science) directly at  3.30 – 4.40

Tuesday Year 1/2 football 3.30 – 4.30


Wednesday Football Year 4/5 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 School
Friday Lego


Chess Club

In Caterpillars class open to all years with Mr Skinner


years 2-6 with Mr Drey

A1 Football 3.30 – 4.45


All clubs are subject to change, we will text or email parent to let them know if we have to cancel a club and 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 have an idea for a new club, please let us know. Some clubs, such as football or gardening club have a small charge. This helps the club leader buy materials etc. to be used in the club. Please pay the club leader directly, without your small contribution club leaders fund this themselves. Please make sure you book via School Gateway, this allows us to make sure that children’s end of school day routine runs smoothly.

Dear Parents (grandparents and friends!), Chagford School PTFA are having a fundraising Coffee Morning in Endecott House next Saturday 16th 10-12. Please come and join us for delicious fresh coffee, cakes, raffle and fun. We would very much appreciate any donations of cakes, bakes, raffle prizes and good condition pre-loved children’s toys and books. Please contact Chloe on if you can help, or leave at school. Thank you for your support! Chloe







Please check your child’s hair for nits and lice, combing regularly and treating if necessary, parents have informed us they have found lice or eggs.