Slade Lane, Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5NS
10 reasons to choose Abbotskerswell Primary School
Abbotskerswell Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Newton Abbot and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Abbotskerswell Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2015) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Abbotskerswell Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 32 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Abbotskerswell Primary School ranks in the top 36% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 27% of schools.
The Abbotskerswell Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. Subjects are taught separately, with some cross-curricular linking. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Years 5 and 6. Onsite ‘Nature School’ for half a term all year groups.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Abbotskerswell Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Abbotskerswell Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 5.20pm.
Find another school near Abbotskerswell Primary School
Stover School (4.3 miles); Sands School (7.1 miles).
Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (4 miles); Torquay Girls Grammar School (4.2 miles); The Spires College (5.5 miles).