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Black Torrington Church of England Primary

"A small school with a big heart"

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Black Torrington C of E Primary School is a rural school made up of two classes. The school has close links with the local community and St Mary's Church and we offer a warm welcome to any families who wish to join us.


On 1st September 2014 the school joined the Holsworthy Federation. This is a partnership with Bridgerule C of E Primary, Bradford Primary and Holsworthy Community College.


The Head of Primary Phase Lisa Paton

Our Mission Statement


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.


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.


Outside, the school has a playground and garden area, which backs on to open fields. The school also has access to the village playing fields, multi-purpose court and play park that are used regularly throughout the summer months. The village hall is used for dance and gymnastics in the winter months.



We enjoy strong links with the community and are an active member of a group of small local schools and the local learning community. Through these, we ensure the widest range of opportunities for our children.


The family atmosphere is one of the strengths of our school and everyone looks after everyone else. This is evident at playtimes when all ages play happily together.


The children enjoy a varied and interesting curriculum with lots of opportunities for visits and visitors. We have interactive whiteboards in each classroom and are very well resourced for IT and all curricular areas. Extra-curricular activities are encouraged and we have a wide range of clubs operating throughout the week.


The school is ably supported by a dedicated governing body, an active PTFA and an enthusiastic school council, all of whom work hard to make our school an enjoyable and stimulating place to be.

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