Ours is a lovely, friendly school with fabulous facilities and a committed and caring staff. We strive to ensure that all our children have a happy, broad education that encourages them to do their best. We are committed to:
- The children and their learning, their welfare, their happiness and their entitlement to a broad range of activities and experiences.
- Working closely with parents and carers.
- Developing the school’s relationship with our local community.
- Improving the school through curriculum and staff development.
- The values embodied in our school’s aims.
Horrabridge School enjoys a modern, spacious building set in substantial grounds. Our new school was opened in 1992. In addition to our well equipped classrooms linked by broad corridors, we have both an infant and junior library as well as areas for technology and cooking. We have our own computer room, a music room and a very large hall that is also used by community groups in the evenings and at weekends. There is a dedicated play area for infants, a playground and a playing field.
We hope you find this information helpful. It is only a brief introduction to our school and we hope you will come and see us to find out more. You are assured of a warm welcome by our head teacher, and all our staff and pupils.
Horrabridge Community Primary School
Telephone: 01822 852605
Horrabridge School Website
In terms of state provision Horrabridge is fortunate to be served by the popular and well regarded Tavistock Community College, which serves a wide, largely rural, area stretching from Plymouth to Lifton and from Postbridge to the River Tamar. As the school is just over three miles away, pupils from our village are currently entitled to a free bus service to and from the school.
Tavistock Community College is one of the largest schools in the country with over 1,861 students, 382 of whom are in the Sixth Form. There are over 105 teaching staff and many support staff. It is a credit to the college that the transfer arrangements they make mean that even children from small primary schools like Horrabridge do not feel overwhelmed when they arrive there. This is reinforced by the pastoral support system for each year.
The College has a good reputation for academic achievements with students of all abilities. In September 1996, they were granted Language College status under the Specialist Schools Initiative. This has been furthered by involving students in exchanges with Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy and the USA. The school offers many break-time and after-school clubs ranging from orchestras to rock climbing and from fencing to the sculpture workshop. Music and drama opportunities complement the culture of the community. Students also have the chance to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the Ten Tors Challenge.
Children with particular learning difficulties, who need higher levels of staff attention and support, may appreciate a school such as Chelfham, near Tavistock. There are also a few other specialist schools within Plymouth.
For those preferring selective education there is scope for pupils to sit the 11+ exam and opt for entrance to Devonport High School for Boys or Devonport High School and Plymouth High School for Girls. Alternatively for families who place a high value on faith, there is St Boniface and Notre Dame Roman Catholic schools. All of these schools are in Plymouth, approximately 12 miles from Horrabridge. There are school buses that collect children from the village and Yelverton but parents are required to pay for this service.
Fourthly parents wishing to commit more financially to secure a good education for their children will be pleased to know that Horrabridge is close to the internationally renowned Kelly College in Tavistock as well as Mount House School. Slightly further afield there is also Plymouth College.