Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School
Headteacher Mrs E Jones
Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3BA. Tel: (01395 263397)
The Home Connect page aims to keep you informed about events, key dates, news and information. Please check back regularly as we update the page often.
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Links to your year groups and other popular pages:
Invitation letter - the FREE Language Angels app
Link to SEND letter, February 2023: A graduated response to meeting need.
Easter School Holiday, 3rd April - 14th April
Monday 1st May, closed for Bank Holiday
Friday 5th May 2023, Coronation celebrations (Mufti day)
Monday 8th May, closed for bank holiday
Mrs Jones' Weekly Newsletters
23rd September 2022
16th September 2022
The Withycombe 60 -
60 brilliant things to do while at our school.
Each year group has a list of interesting activities to work towards, with every class having their own 'postcard' to write down when they complete their activities.
We had a special assembly for Anti-Bullying week in November 2022.
Our local PCSO spoke to children about bullying, with a specific focus on social media and online bullying. She was very impressed with our knowledge, honesty and emotional understanding.
Mr Scudder managed the KiVA anti bullying program for our school, and he said it shows how this had a very positive impact on our children.
We started Anti Bullying week with Odd Socks Day!
The focus this year is online bullying - we have lots more information about online safety here:
We have several student advocacy groups including the School Council, our Mental Health Ambassadors, and our School Ethos Council with Mr Scudder. Members wear their badges in school so others can identify who their representatives are.
Did you know?
The plastic and metal parts of the badges we make in school can be separated for recycling, and we use an 'eco' seal which is biodegradable.
Is your child struggling?
We have an excellent SENCO as well as a TA specialising in Mental Health and Wellbeing.
The following links will signpost you to some helpful information on a range of topics:
Happy Mothers Day 2022
The choir sang You are my Sunshine and passed their homemade cards to their mum's.
Chorister Outreach visit to Exeter Cathedral
Last November our school choir were one of three from Exmouth Primary Schools invited to attend Exeter Cathedral as part of the Chorister Outreach Programme. This was a fantastic opportunity for our choir who had an amazing time. We'd like to thank Mrs Tkachova who runs our school choir and who took the children along, and all the staff who made this possible for the children. We'd also like to thank everyone at Exeter Cathedral for inviting us to this very rewarding occasion.
When Father Christmas came to visit!
We had the most incredible surprise visitor to school recently! None other than Father Christmas arrived by helicopter to visit the children with small pre-Christmas gifts! Obviously the reindeer are resting ready for their big day, so some friends at the Royal Marines Naval Air Squadron gave Santa a lift to school in a Wildcat helicopter! Each class had a representative go to meet Santa and collect the gifts to share with their class.
The whole school were waiting for the very special secret operation to unfold, positioned safely behind barriers as it certainly got very windy when they landed on the school field! There was huge excitement around school when we heard the helicopter approaching. We kept in the shaky video clip when they came in to land to show you just how powerful the downdraught was!
A massive thank you to Major Moore of the Royal Marines Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton, for organising this memorable visit. Thanks also to Mrs Jones and to the school office team who put in a lot of additional admin to get permission for the helicopter to land on the premises. Spotlight came along to record the special visit so you may have caught their footage, including an interview with Mrs Jones, on TV!