A warm welcome to you from everyone here at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School. We are a successful and friendly Church of England Primary School located in the seaside town of Exmouth. Our school website is designed to give you a flavour of the many wonderful things that go on in our thriving school.

We hold high expectations that all of our pupils find success, both academically and socially. We're also proud of the strong community links that we've built with our local church and charities.

As a Church school we have a common vision that is shared with our whole school community: ‘Growing Happy, Caring, Hearts and Minds’. The foundation of this can be found in the Bible, John 15 v 12; ‘My command is this: love each other as I have loved you’. 

Our vision is supported by our five ‘GRACE’ values: Generosity, Respect, Agape (the unconditional love from God), Courage and Empathy. These values underpin everything that we do in our school, making it a happy place to be and where children’s wellbeing is at the very heart.

We take our safeguarding duties incredibly seriously. If you have any concerns about a child please let us know. Please visit our Safeguarding page for more information.

Last day of term is Wednesday 21st July.
Children return to school on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

With the latest announcements from the Department for Education it appears that schools will be running fairly normally from September, with the requirement for class bubbles to be removed. We're aware that some of our younger children have only experienced school during the pandemic and won't have experienced things like whole school Collective Worship, or playtime with all of their year group together. We will be very sympathetic towards children’s needs and introduce children to new routines gradually.


Some control measures will remain the same as we aim to continue to minimise the impact of Covid-19 across our school community. We will continue to:
1. Promote good hygiene for everyone with regular handwashing.
2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

We will provide you with further details about our arrangements for September as soon as we have made our decisions, in line with the latest guidance.

For now, the staggered start and drop-off arrangements remain in place. On arrival (at your child’s allocated school gate) please enter the playground area where the children will be collected by school staff and escorted (or directed) to their class.  At the end of the day, children will be escorted back to the same playground to be collected. Please note that adults will not be allowed into the school buildings unless they have a previously arranged appointment. 

Until the end of term, we ask that parents and carers continue to support us all by:

  • Ensuring that only 1 adult per family attends school for drop off and collection.

  • Adhering to social distancing rules.

  • Wearing a face covering on school premises, including playgrounds.

  • Keeping left when moving in and out of the school site.

Please remember to visit our Home Connect page regularly for other updates, newsletters and key dates.

A reminder of the staggered drop-off and collection arrangements:

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