Ilsington Primary School
Ilsington School is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, about two miles from Haytor Rocks. Ilsington itself is a picturesque rural village and the parish is the second largest in Devon.
In such a setting the children are encouraged to enjoy and respect their environment and we take every opportunity to involve them in educational activities concerning their local area. Our village school forms an important part of the local community, and benefits from these close links, for example as regular users of the village hall, playing fields and parish church.
As our School is a Church School (VC) we have regular inspections of our 'distinctiveness and effectiveness' as a Church school. These inspections are known as SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).
We were delighted when in our most recent report ( May 2018) the school was rated as outstanding .
Des Stokes, Executive Head
School Closure Message
School will be open tomorrow as usual, please drive carefully we will be keeping an eye on the weather in the afternoon.
"I have taken the decision to close the school today due to the hazardous driving conditions I faced this morning when trying to get in and the expected forecast of more heavy snow this morning. Please check the school website and Facebook for further information"
It is important to us that your child feels happy and confident when they start school. In order to provide a smooth transition we offer: a preschool club during June and July, parents’ meetings, meetings with the classteacher and a phased induction in September. The key to successful induction is good communication between home and school and this ensures we are able to be flexible in our approach and respond to individual needs. Children generally join us at the beginning of the Reception year but we have new starters at any time too.