Filleigh Community Primary School is set in the glorious, rolling parkland of the Castle Hill Estate in the village of Filleigh, which is located on the old A361 near the market town of South Molton. The Exmoor National Park is close by and the attractive coasts of North Devon and Somerset are within easy reach.
Filleigh is a small school. Our roll is normally around 100 children, aged from rising five to eleven.
Our school building dates back to 1862, when it was founded by Hugh, Second Earl Fortescue, in remembrance of his second son, John. The school was established as a County school in 1932. The building comprises of four classrooms, a library, staff-room and office. We are fortunate to have a good-sized playing field with activity equipment, an outdoor quiet area, a pond and a wildlife garden, which is used for outdoor learning.
The large, modern and well-equipped village hall is next to the school and adds greatly to the school's present accommodation and the breadth of opportunities we can provide both in and out of school.
We maintain close links with other small , including our federation partners, and the local community. These links are essential in giving wider opportunities to our pupils, through visits, community celebrations and sporting activities.
We believe that children learn best in a secure, friendly and stimulating environment where each child is valued as an individual. We have high expectations both of our children and of ourselves.
Children work best when intrinsically motivated to learn, so during the day you will find many different teaching styles being used from whole class teaching to group work to children working individually. Children, whom have individual educational needs, whether academic, social or behavioural, will have their own targets and work towards them appropriately. We always talk to parents about this to make sure the home/school partnership works to the best advantage of the child. Our classroom assistants also support children with individual needs so the children get as much support as possible.
As children move through Filleigh, we help them to take some responsibility for their own learning, increasing as they progress up the school.
At Filleigh School, we aim to provide an environment where positive attitudes are encouraged with a wide range of learning opportunities to help children grow into independent and responsible young adults.
We like to celebrate the children's successes and achievements both in and out of school. This is done in a variety of ways from receiving certificates to sharing work during celebration assemblies. We also have a ‘Roll of Honour’ award, which is given every Friday for a variety of reasons. (Caring behaviour, good work, kindness.) The Midday Assistants also award weekly certificates for lunchtime behaviour, manners and helpfulness.