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Upper School Team includes Year 5 and Year 6. Our aim in Upper School is to provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, which lays a strong foundation on which to build when pupils transfer to their secondary schools. All subjects, together with our enrichment programme and extensive extra-curricular opportunities, play their part in nurturing a well-rounded, aspiritional pupil who is ready and eager to face the new challenges of the next stage of their journey as life-long learners.

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Poetry Slam performance

winners of the torbay poetry slam 2016

fundraising innovators!

Caitlyn and Bethany have been busy fundraising for Rowcroft Hospice by working hard at our school Christmas Fair, Shiphay Co-op and the Riviera Centre Christmas Fair.  These creative girls made and sold their own line of exquisite jewellery made from recycled sea glass collected from our beaches.  They raised a total of £180 for this worthy charity and as part of their Civic Award.  Congratulations!



During the Easter holiday, Harley, a Year 6 pupil, was selected to play for Southampton Academy FC in the Mediterranean International Cup in Costa Brava, Spain (a huge youth tournament involving 284 teams from 40 different countries). Harley played against some of the best academies in the world including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United and progressed through to the last 8 teams. Harley scored goals in each of the 5 games.


Back in February, many pupils in Year 6 entered the BBC's 500-word story competition. The stories from two pupils, Kiera and Seren, were selected to go through to the next round and Kiera has made it through to the final which will be judged at a very special ceremony in London on 16th June. You can listen to Kiera's story at (Kiera's story starts at 7:50 minutes).



On Thursday 27th April, 19 pupils, who had achieved their Children's University gold certificate, graduated in cap and gown in a very special ceremony held at Plymouth University. Elizabeth, Bobby and two former pupils, Caitlin and Mille, achieved over 1,000 hours and received the highest certificate award.