Chagford Church of England Primary School

Newsletter 27th March 2015

Dear Parents and Friends,

I would like to say how absolutely delighted I am to accept the offer of permanent Headteacher of Chagford School, with effect from Easter. I have had a fantastic year in the acting role and I am looking forward to carrying through the projects started during this period. Chagford School is a special place with talented teachers and support staff and a dynamic and creative community involved in all that we do as a school. I know that the future is looking very positive for the children and their teaching and learning. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff within the school for all their hard work and support over the last year. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with them. I would also like to thank the Governors for all their support and the trust that they have shown towards me as Acting Head. It is reassuring to know that the future direction of the school is in very safe hands.

Could I wish you all a very Happy Easter and I look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday 13th April.

Dates & Reminders

Collective Worship – Tuesdays

Dates for next term’s collective worship will be available at the beginning of term on the school website calendar.

Messy Church Saturday 28th March, 2.30-4pm, Chagford School Hall

Messy Church is back! Join us 2.30pm-4pm on Saturday 28th March at school for an afternoon of Easter arts and craft, Springy activities and music and refreshment. Come along and get stuck in – all welcome

Notices & Requests.

Important – New Booking Method for Extra-curricular Clubs and School’s Out 

We have a new system for the booking of extra-curricular clubs and School’s Out slots which is proving very successful. If you want to book your children into any of the after school activities or out of hours care all you need to do is follow the link below to create a parent account. Registration details are also available on the “Clubs” and “School’s Out” pages under the “Info” tab of the school website. 

Once registered you will be able to book your slots, make payments and amend bookings at your convenience. The clubs for the summer term will be listed on the school website.  


To login, please go to 

To see our parents’ user guide please go to the “Clubs” or “School’s Out” page of the website and follow the link.

1st Drewsteignton and Chagford Scout Group1st Drewsteignton and Chagford Scout Group

We are currently looking for a Group Scout Leader for the 1st Drewsteignton and Chagford Scout Group. In the first instance we need to find two members of the community who would be willing to join a sub-committee (short-term only), responsible for finding suitable candidates for this role. No Scouting experience is needed. If you, or someone you know would be willing to do this please contact me on 01647 433619 or Thank you

News and Updates

Attendance Statistics

Congratulations to Picasso 2 this week for achieving 98.64% attendance this week. Picasso 1 came close behind with 97.89%.

Thank You For Your Support!

Chris and Catherine Mount would like to thank everyone in the community who supported the Lent Soup Lunch yesterday which raised £200 for school.  Thanks also to Chrissy Phillips, Kathy Barrau and Ruth Bint for their help in serving the soups.

Many thanks Catherine


Huge thanks to everyone who supported our tea, cake & uniform sale after school last Friday. We made £108.35 which was really great. The vast majority of the takings were due to Goldsworthy’s amazing cakes – beautifully made and served, so massive thanks to them and their families. Also huge thanks to Mia who sorted the uniforms for sale – the second hand cupboard is now tidy! We plan to do these hopefully every half term over the spring & summer as they’re such a lovely way to end the school week – and to pick up a bargain! 

We also had a really productive meeting this week to come up with some new PTFA events so watch out for the first of these happening next term – more news in book bags after the Easter holidays! Ruth


Details of next term’s clubs will be published on the school website. To book please follow the instructions on the “Clubs” page.

Entertainment & Events 

30 The Square Easter Competition

30 The Square are running a fun colouring competition to keep your little ones amused this Easter. Collect your pictures from the shop, have some fun colouring them in and return them by the 19th April to be in with the chance of winning a fluffy rabbit or a chirping chick. Entrants will also benefit from a 10% discount on children’s clothes and selected other items.

Wild Woods n’ Willow – Monday 30th March 10-4pm, Steward Community Woodland

Join us on Monday 30th March for a day of wild food foraging, wild cooking, games in the woods and hiding and tracking. To book a place please visit and follow the ‘Program 2015’ tab. The cost is £35 per child. To find out more email or call Linda on 01647 231330 or Charlie on 01647 432769.

Sporting Activities

Free Tennis Coaching Session with Chagford Tennis Club 

Chagford Tennis Club will be starting the season with a free fun tennis coaching session on Saturday 4th April. Come along and meet the new coach, Jon Hamilton.

10-11 am – under 9s

11-12am – 9,10,11

12-1 pm – 11+ 

From then onwards coaching times will be the following:

Moretonhampstead (King George V Sports Centre) Monday afternoons: 

5-6pm – under 9’s

6-7pm – 9,10,11

7-8pm – 11+/Adult

Chagford – Saturday mornings:

9.45-10.45am – under 9s

10.45-11.45am – 9,10,11

11.45-12.45pm – 11+

Please come and bring your friends. Any queries please contact Jackie on 01647 231055. 

Chagford Running Club

Chagford Running Club starts on Monday 16th March and is aimed at all ages and abilities. Join the group at the Pavillion of the Jubilee playing fields on Monday nights 7-8pm. to increase your fitness. The cost is £2.50 per session for adults and £1 for under 12s who must be accompanied by and adult. Have some fun getting fit with a UKA trained coach.  

Have a restful Easter break!

Liz Wiseman