A loving family of learners, rooted in Christian value and mutual respect, where everyone is encouraged to achieve, aspire and flourish.
‘I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.’ Philippians 4:13
We at Black Torrington C of E (VC) Primary School seek to help every child achieve their full potential, and to foster a respect for other people, their cultures and beliefs, all underpinned by Christian values.
· To develop in children a love of learning.
· To make learning relevant, meaningful and fun in a safe, happy and healthy environment.
· To play an active role in the local and wider communities.
· To develop a mutual respect between pupils, staff, other adults and visitors to the school.
· To make children aware of Christian traditions and worship.
We all need to do our part
Do to others what you would have done to you
Wisdom and knowledge are better than silver or gold.
Love your neighbour as yourself.
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Black Torrington Primary School is a voluntary controlled, Church of England school set at the heart of our community.
The building dates back to 1894 with a more modern extension added in 2001 where a former barn had stood. The present accommodation comprises an entrance foyer, administrator’s office, staff office, library and reprographics area, two classrooms, kitchen, hall, toilets and storage areas. The hall is used for daily assemblies and acts of worship, as well as for lunch and physical activities.
On 8th November 2016, we were appraised via a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. We are delighted to announce that we maintained the GOOD grade, which we received at our last inspection 5 years ago. We were very pleased to welcome John Searson, diocesan Director of Education, and Fr Richard Maudsley, diocesan Education Officer, to school on 30th November. They enjoyed a tour of the school and meeting the children. They then spent time with David Fitzsimmons, the Executive Head, a Governor and Caroline Boother, to discuss the recent SIAMS report and the provision in the school and its academic standards. We were pleased to be able to inform them that we are expecting really good results next summer; that teaching and learning is consistently very good and that outcomes for children across the curriculum are strong. They complimented the school on its calm atmosphere and well cared for learning environment. They also commented upon the outstanding behaviour of the children and the role that the community plays in the school. We thank children, staff and parents who were involved in the process for their contribution. To read the full report click below:
Towards the end of term the whole school took part in “Star Gazers” a musical nativity based on the 3 Kings part of the Christmas story. The children enjoyed being part of it all singing beautifully and remembering their lines and places. Local people were invited to the dress rehearsal and families and friends came on 8th December to an evening performance.