Welcome to Appledore School

Appledore School is located in the heart of an ancient fishing village, rich in maritime history, where the River Torridge meets the River Taw in beautiful North Devon.

We have approximately two hundred and fifty children, aged 3-11, taught in single age classes with names linked to the sea. Many are named after famous ships built in Appledore Shipyard and reflect our pupils' pride in their local heritage and community.

Through a rich and rigorous curriculum, our pupils play an active part in their local community and prepare for life's opportunities, responsibilities and experiences, now and in the future. The creative arts are of huge importance to us and our art studio, woodland and the Appletree Initiative are the creative hubs of the school and our main corridor is our art gallery! We are part of a cooperative trust of schools and a training school for student teachers.

We hope you can find the information you are looking for, but if you can't please do not hestitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help.  And as for the quotes, they are real!

From all the staff and pupils at Appledore School

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Oct 14, 2021

This week and next week include numerous trips linked to various aspects of the children's learning and we wish Year 5 a fun residential trip at the beginning of next week.

Please read the main section of this article to find out what has been happening around the school and of other local events and activities that may be of interest to you and your children.

We wish you a lovely weekend

From Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff 

Oct 7, 2021

A week of visitors and trips. Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around the classes and for some interesting village events...

Have a great weekend everybody

From Jeremy Cooper and all of the children and staff

Sep 29, 2021

It's been another busy week for the children at school and on for our Year 6 on their residential trip on Dartmoor - lots of water and mud I understand! Please read the main section of this article to find out what has been happening in all of the classes. 

Over the coming days, please keep and eye our for email and text notifications inviting you to book a time for parents' evenings. These appointments will be face-to-face in school and over the last two weeks of this half term. Please wear a mask to the appointment. 

We wish you all a lovely weekend

From Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff 


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