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.

Summer Term 2021

We're maintaining our comprehensive strategies and essential systems of control in order that we minimise the risk of infection for all members of our school community, aiming to keep everyone safe and happy. Children will continue to be taught and spend their days in class bubbles. Hand washing and sanitising will be done regularly throughout the day.


To minimise the number of people gathering around the school site at the beginning and end of each day, we have set out a timetable for drop off and collection. We request that you ensure you do your utmost to arrive within the allocated time. If you have more than one child at school, please drop off/collect all children in your family at the earliest of the time slots provided. 

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 waiting parents/carers. Please note that adults will not be allowed into the school buildings unless they have a previously arranged appointment. 

We ask that parents and carers support us by:

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

  • Adhering to social distancing rules, keeping 2m away from other people.

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

  • Avoiding gathering.

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

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

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

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