About us

Our Vision: 

We are a forward-thinking school with a passion to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world.  We will actively seek opportunities to equip children with thinking skills, global perspective, and respect for British values.  Developing these skills is the corner stone of the education we offer; through working collaboratively we strive to ensure that every child enjoys self-worth, self-motivation and a high self-esteem. Success and challenge should be part of every child’s learning journey in order to ensure that they are prepared for tomorrow.

Our Ethos:

We believe that our school culture underpinned with the Christian values respect, honesty, kindness, trust, forgiveness and love will foster an atmosphere where children can achieve and have high aspirations.   ‘Love your neighbour,’ to us demonstrates the ethos of our school, where we all work together to ensure that the school is a happy and safe place to be and learn.

Our Motto:

Together Everyone Achieves More

Our Motto demonstrates our desire to work together to make our world a better place.   As a school we aim to contribute to a wider community that helps children appreciate their world and the responsibility they have to preserve it.

Christian Distinctiveness:

We work in close partnership with St Giles’ Church, Sidbury, and celebrate key events within  the Christian calendar both in the church and in school.  Our school’s core Christian values are; respect, honesty, kindness, trust, and forgiveness.   These values form the basis of our daily collective worship and are a focus for reflection times in the classroom.

Our School within a School:

Sidbury CE Primary School is a member of  Ventrus. The Multi Academy Trust comprises of eleven primary schools and one secondary school sited across Devon, whose aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and through the delivery of high-quality education for all its pupils.  Each of the schools has its own Head of School, our Head of School is Miss Charlotte Hill, Miss Hill works closely with all school leaders across the Trust.

For the children in the Trust schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether at gifted and talented events, participating in shared residential activities, or in the sporting arena, our pupils benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.

Structure of our School:

From year to year our class structure can change to accommodate our varying cohort sizes.  In September 2016 Sidbury moved from a 5 to a 6 class structure.  As Sidbury is a small primary school we have the privilege of knowing each child and their family personally.

Currently we have six classes in our school, click on each class to find out more:

Elm Class – Miss Emma Mills

Reception children, Class size 29

Willow Class – Mr Glyn Meredith

Year 1 children, Class size 27

Maple Class – Mrs Clair Murrell

Year 2  children, Class size 25

Hazel Class – Mr Andrew Barker

Year 3  children, Class size 23

Beech Class  –  Miss Rachael Hill

Year 4 & 5 children, Class size 27

Oak Class  –  Mrs Samantha Andrews

Year 6 children, Class size 17

Our School Day:

The gate to our school opens at 8.30am where children are supervised on the playground.

8.45am – Doors to the classrooms are open for children to put belongings inside

8.55am – The bell rings and children line up on the playground

10.30-10.45am – Classes Elm, Willow and Maple playtime

10.45-11am – Classes Hazel, Beech and Oak playtime

12-1pm – Lunchtime

3.15pm – Home Time

We hope that current and prospective parents will benefit from the information provided on our website, if you would like to know more about a specific area or you have any questions left unanswered please email sidbury@ventrus.org.uk or telephone 01395 597279.