Welcome to the Silverton Primary School website. We hope that these pages give you an insight into life at our school as well as providing you with current information.
At Silverton, we are a friendly, welcoming school where each child is valued as an individual and challenged to reach their full potential. We are very much a community school where children, parents, staff and governors work together to provide a happy and secure environment firmly rooted in Christian values.
OFSTED 2013 “The behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding”
” Teaching is good throughout the school and as a result pupils make better than expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.”
See the full report here.
The Ofsted page for our school can be found here.
Silverton School is set on the edge of the village of Silverton, just outside Exeter. The school caters for children ages 4-11 and is organised into 5 mixed age classes.
As a Church of England school we were founded by the Church and continue to have strong links with the Christian community. We hold a whole school service at the end of each term, which is attended by parents and members of the community. Members of the Christian community, including our local Rector, regularly lead our collective school worship.
Many of our children first attend the local Pre-school whom we have strong links with. We have a comprehensive transition program to make starting school a happy experience. This includes Home Visits, Setting Visits, Taster Sessions and New Parents' Meetings. Pre-school children and their leaders come and visit the school in the term before the children start.
The majority of pupils leaving our school in Year 6 join Clyst Vale Community College at Broadclyst. We have good links with Clyst Vale and this helps to make the transition from secondary school as smooth as possible. The transition programme includes sports and arts events, visits from KS3 teachers and 3 taster days. You can find Clyst Vale's website here: www.clystvale.org
We have many ” green” initiatives led by our school ECO team and have a strong partnership with the Devon Waste Education Programme. The children and staff use compost bins, the contents of which are mixed, with other food waste, to make compost for the school grounds. This aims to reduce the overall waste that the school sends to landfill. In addition, Tetra packs, paper, glass, tin and cardboard are recycles. We generate renewable electricity from photovoltaic cells, producing about a fifth of the school's annual electric consumption.
Photography by Jenny Steer http://www.jennysteer.co.uk and K West