Leadership Team

  • Head of School – Miss Emily Smith
  • Mrs Andrea Rice – Executive Head and CEO Acorn Multi Academy Trust


  • Orchard Class Teachers – Miss Emily Smith and Mrs Rebecca Taylor
  • Pippin Class Teacher – Miss Merryn Chestney
  • SENDCo – Miss Emily Smith

Teaching Assistants

  • Miss Isabelle Coliandris
  • Mrs Louise White (temporary)

Early Years Practitioners

  • Little Acorns Lead – Mrs Alice O’Mahony
  • Little Acorns Support – Mrs Maureen Lockett

Breakfast Club and After School Club Leader

  • Mrs Melanie Diamond


  •  Mrs Zoe Aspinall

Midday Supervisors

  • Mrs Beverley Harding and Mrs Karen Goodall

Enrichment Staff/Coaches

  • Music – Mrs Polly Orr-Ewing
  • ICT and Computer Programming – Mr Dan Harris
  • Sports Coach: Mr James Jarad from Primary Sports and Education
  • Sports Leadership Coach: Mr Ben Berryman from The Woodroffe School


  • Caretaker – Mr Dave Martin
  • Cleaner – Mrs Sarah Ivers

Latest News

A Taster into the World of Secondary Science

Mrs Clarke, one of our parents, visited Orchard Class to ignite our scientific curiosity by sharing her expertise and a fascinating practical demonstration to help the children discover more about the role of the heart, blood and blood vessels within the circulatory...

European Day of Languages – September 2021

Orchard Class discussed how linguistic diversity can help achieve greater intercultural understanding and is a key element in the rich cultural heritage of Europe. Tied into this and our 'Travel the World' theme, the children created mini books demonstrating the...

Thorncombe First Responders Training Day

On Saturday 18th September, our school became a venue for a South West Ambulance event for village and other local first responders. This involved revision of skills and practical assessments to show competence in dealing with medical emergencies and an understanding...