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Local Learning Communities

We work in collaboration with other schools in the area to provide our children with as wide a range of opportunities as possible. Regular sporting events are organised between clusters of local schools as well as music, art and other curricular events to ensure a rich and varied experience for all our pupils. We also attend many events at Clyst Vale Community College, where we are able to use sporting facilities and access coaching opportunities. Our teachers also work with staff from other local schools to coordinate provision for SEN, moderate work and share professional development opportunities.

Exeter Consortium and Teaching School Alliance

Silverton C of E Primary School is also a member of The Exeter Consortium – a group of over 30 schools, Primary and Secondary who work together to provide School to School support:

Enabling member schools to raise standards and secure better outcomes for children & young people through collaboration”

This partnership gives staff access to a wider range of training and professional development opportunities.

Links to other schools


The school has links with schools in London and in Ethiopia.


Diriba School, Western Ethiopia


Latest News :  Click here to see the trip taken by Mr Nickels to Diriba School     2013 Ethiopia newsletter whole doc

For the past few years, pupils have been corresponding with pupils at Diriba Elementary School, near Nekemte.  The school is set in a rural location. The community of our school has donated money to help refurbish the school’s library and to fund the installation of toilets within the school grounds. We have sent letters and photographs about our lives here and have received similar items from Diriba.


St Paul’s School, Brentford, London


In 2010, we established a link with St Paul’s Primary School in West London. Pupils from the older classes have produced portfolios of pictures and letters sent them to each other. This stemmed from our World Week, which focused on the United Kingdom.

Sports and Performing Arts

  • Premier Sports lead after-school sports clubs 2 evenings per week. These are currently Gymnastics and Dance.

  • Square Egg Drama offers a Drama Club after school weekly.

  • Arsenal Soccer Schools run a KS1 and KS2 Football Club after-school once a week.

Our new partnerships!

As well as Go-Active and Exeter City, who provide after school activities for our children we are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming two new groups to the school. Firstly, Square Egg Drama, who will be running a club on Wednesdays 3.30 – 4.30 and Arsenal Soccer school , who will be working with children on Thursdays in Blue and Red classes and then after school with the Tag Rugby club.


 Link with Arsenal Soccer Schools


This is what Arsenal say about the partnership…


Positive, fun and inspiring experiences


Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the UK with many recognisable players. Children see them on the TV each week, mimic their passes and goals in the playground and are inspired to play more sport. A connection between what they see on the TV and the physical coaching experience often increases the engagement and participation levels with the programmes. Regardless of what team the children support, Arsenal’s aim is that every child has a positive, fun experience where they are rewarded for their own achievements.


 Assurance of quality


Parents want assurances that their children are being taught to the highest level. Arsenal is one of Europe’s leading football clubs, with the largest grassroots football programme of any professional club in the UK. 30,000 boys and girls participate in Arsenal Soccer Schools every year. The programmes have been in operation since 1985, evolving through shared knowledge amongst qualified coaches and teaching professionals. Coaching modules teach basic to advance football skills based on the training regimes of the Arsenal First Team, which also aids in developing social and interaction skills.


The Arsenal Soccer School philosophy fits alongside our CORE values we promote in and throughout school life:

A-      Attitude

R-     Respect

S-     Skills

E-     Energy

N-    New thinking

A-     All for one

L-     Learning


Arsenal Soccer School’s approach to Physical Education


Our role is to support the delivery of Physical Education to ensure a sustainable legacy is met in school. Our work will include the following to ensure together we can provide evidence and meet Ofsteds examples of effective use of PE budgets and sport funding. Arsenal Soccer Schools believe that developing children’s confidence, by providing opportunities to be creative, co-operative and competitive as individuals, groups and teams will promote a positive lifelong attitude towards an active and healthy lifestyle.  It will contribute to whole school improvement, both academically and socially to assist in developing every child’s potential to be the best that they can be.




The aim of promoting PE and School Sport is to:

  • Increase participation in physical activity both within and outside of the curriculum time.
  • To make all physical activities inclusive to all.
  • To develop self-esteem and confidence.
  • To promote positive behaviour and raise attainment.                                                                                                    


Arsenal Soccer Schools approach to Physical Extra-Curricular activity


Extra-curricular activities are positive experiences that contribute to the wellbeing and happiness of children. Children who are involved in sports get higher grades in school and have better self-esteem than children who don’t play sport. They are also generally healthier as a result of their increased activity and have better social networks than those who don’t participate in sport.


Learning & development outside of school


Arsenal Soccer Schools also have a very proactive approach to provide many children in the Southwest with the opportunity to carry on their development outside of school in many locations.


They include weekly sessions such as:


  • Gunner Tots  2-4 year olds
  • Mini Gunners 4-6 year  olds
  • Progression Training Centre’s 7-12 year olds
  • Development Training Centre’s 7-14 year olds (INVITE ONLY)
  • Elite Centre 7-16 year olds (INVITE ONLY)
  • Post 16 + playing and coaching programme


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