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Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Newton Ferrers Church of England Primary School. Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have had a school serving the children in our villages since 1874. We were privileged to move into our new school building on February 14th 2003. The school has exceptional facilities; five classrooms (including a secure outdoor area for our younger children),The Burrow (including before and after school club), library, resource area, offices and large hall. There are extensive school grounds proving a wonderful outdoor learning environment; pond,  school garden, greenhouse, playing field and playground. Our Church school is proud to play a key role in community life and has excellent links with people, organisations, businesses and churches in both villages. We have an open door policy and parents are actively encouraged to work in partnership with the school for the benefit of every child.

Newton Ferrers Church of England Primary school is situated in the South Hams. It is a mixed primary school for children aged between the ages of 5 and 11 years. In September 2010, Newton Ferrers C of E Primary school joined the First Federation.  It is a successful Multi Academy Trust of primary schools across Devon. One combined set of leaders and governors guide all the schools.


Danny Brown

Head of Teaching and Learning

Our School Aims are:

  • To provide a welcoming, exciting and forward looking school.
  • To nurture happy, confident children and staff, where all are willing and encouraged to 'have a go'.
  • To develop lively and enquiring minds, valuing creativity and first hand learning experiences.
  • To reflect the Christian values and ethos of a Church school.
  • To promote equal opportunities for everybody to achieve their best in all areas.
  • To recognise positive achievement and behaviour.
  • To value the role of parents and the wider community.

We believe it is the right of all children to be given access to the whole curriculum. All members of the community have high expectations of themselves and others which result in high standards. Children's development and progress is best achieved through high expectations and  the fostering of independent learning. It is the responsibility of the individual students to behave in a co-operative manner, which enables quality learning to take place.