Village Schools Partnership Vision and Core Values

As you might guess, our schools are both small and based within our thriving village communities. The Village Schools Partnership will bring the very best of rural, village school primary education to our three sites through better opportunities for our children, smart working, better use of resources and a shared vision. We look forward to sharing that journey with you!

Across our three schools of Buckland Brewer, Parkham and Woolsery Primaries we are responsibile for the education of around 270 children, drawing from the communities of Clovelly, Bucks Mills, Bucks Cross, Woolsery, Parkham, Horns Cross, Buckland Brewer and their surrounding farms and hamlets.

Small Schools - Big Futures

The Village Schools Partnership vision is to provide excellent, exciting education for the children in our three schools. Rooted in our communities, our schools are proud of our rurality and ensure our rich Devonian heritage is reflected in our curriculum approach wherever we can. First-hand learning is at the heart  of what we do, whether that's through our Forest School programme or through learning about how our locality is influenced by farming, tourism and coastline.

We're also an outward looking Partnership: by working together across our three school, we provide our children with a world view through cultural experiences and a broad curriculum, embedding knowledge of world history, global geography and religions and project work with our friends at Edukid through whom we sponsor children in both Cambodia and Uganda.

The Partnership provides excellent opportunities for teachers and other staff to develop their professional expertise which directly impacts on the quality of teaching and learning for the children. Staff are able to share their best practice within a professional learning community developing an exciting and purposeful curriculum for all our children.

All of our work and development is driven by making each of our schools exciting, vibrant, inclusive learning organisations which always put children first.

The Village Schools Partnership: Small Schools - Big Futures


Matt Cole

Headteacher, the Village Schools Partnership


Welcome Pack for Parents and Carers

Download our welcome booklet here. It contains lots of useful information about our schools including uniform, session times, classes and contacts.