Withycombe Raleigh C Of E Primary School

About us

Our New Building

Our New Building

Our School is a large traditional school with extensive resources and well established school grounds.

We encourage all our pupils to achieve their full potential, both academically and creatively.  The school received an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection in June 2007 and again in July 2010.  In July 2011 our School received another outstanding award for a subject inspection on Technology.  I am pleased to further report that our latest Ofsted inspection in 2013, under the new Ofsted Framework, praised our school as Good School commenting that ‘pupils’ attitudes to learning are typically exemplary; they behave extremely well in lessons and around the school. They are invariably polite and helpful, and show great respect for each other and the staff’.

Our school enjoys high levels of attainment outcomes and children leave our school well equipped for their next stage of their education.

As a Church School we offer a strong moral framework, which helps pupils to grow as honest, caring and thoughtful:  people who have respect for those around them and are confident in their own abilities.  We encourage high levels of engagement in our School and a wide range of activities provide many opportunities for children to participate at high levels, particularly in sport and music.

We are a fully inclusive school supporting a wide range of pupils’ needs and abilities.  Our children are encouraged to actively support each other and to be proud of their own achievements.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection, July 2013, reports that ‘Pupils are very positive about their teachers, and say they are very open and welcoming, and go the extra mile to help them learn’.

Our enriched curriculum reflects the considerable work in developing effective core areas in English and Mathematics and a wide range of exciting learning opportunities are offered in a range of cross-curricular and foundation subjects.

We are proud of our School’s history.  Our School exists on the site of a previous church, St Michael’s of Withycombe Raleigh.  In 1886 the building was given by the Church as a school for learning.


S Powley BSc (Hons)


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