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  • Holbeton Primary School
    The Square
    PL8 1LT
  • Head: Mr Christopher Rickard
  • T 01752 830317
  • F 01752 930592
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Read about the best schools in Devon
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 71
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th November 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Set in idyllic surroundings in the picturesque village of Holbeton, a mile from Mothecombe Beach, we are a happy village school committed to excellence in all spheres of life. Holbeton is an inclusive and aspirational school with children, staff, parents and Governors who are enthusiastic, energetic, imaginative and highly motivated.

Holbeton Primary School has an excellent reputation:

For academic success the 2012 results place the school in the top 1% of Primary Schools in England for value added score (102.6), which measures how much progress each child has made whilst at the school. (In Maths the value added score was 103.5!)

Across a whole range of activities, including sport, music, drama and art.

With parents for whom the ethos and culture of the school is a major attraction a caring environment, where all are treated with respect, where children can learn and grow in safety. (50% bring their children to Holbeton School from out of area, a sign of the schools standing),

We have a strong emphasis on the basics of Literacy and Numeracy which in turn allows the pupils to develop their scientific thinking and historical/geographical knowledge.

Together we will provide a secure, stimulating and healthy environment in which we can bring out the best in everyone, in everything they do.
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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