School Information

1. School Contacts

We are always pleased to discuss enquiries or comments. Please choose which person and form of contact suits you best.

Headteacher: Mrs Claire Cole

Chair of Governors: Mr John Crossman

Deputy Headteacher: Mr Dominic Smallwood

SENCo: Mrs Marian Vinall

School Business Manager: Mrs Adele Fulford

Chair of FOSMs: Mrs Kate Harmer

Postal Address:

St Margaret's C of E Junior School
Seaview Road
Bideford EX39 1EL

Phone and Fax:

Tel. 01237 473569
Fax. 01237 477840

Email Addresses:



Need to find us? Click HERE for directions!

2. Term Dates

Term Dates


Term Dates


Term Dates


Key Dates

Autumn Term 2013

3. Summer Term Menu 2014

4. Spring Term Clubs Menu

5. Diocese of Exeter

As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, the Diocese of Exeter plays an important part in our daily life.


Questions about the work of the Diocesan Board of Education and its work can be directed to:

Mr Phillip Mantell, Diocesan Director of Education :

6. Local Education Authority


Andrew Riley, Primary Advisor.

Sue Clarke, Director of Children & Youngs People's Services: contact via DCC contact form, click HERE

7. Important Links

St. George's Infants School, Northam
Bideford College
St. Margaret's Church, Northam

8. Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)


View our most recent inspection reports:

June 2010
PSHE Subject Inspection June 2012
July 2013

9. Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS)

View our most recent inspection report:

July 2010

10. School Performance Tables

Click on the link below to view school performance tables:

11. Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

12. Pupil Premium and Sport Premium - report to parents/governors

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

At St. Margaret's we are concentrating our pupil premium funding on these key areas:

1. Enhancing our children's knowledge and confidence in number through the 'Numbers Count' and 'Numbers Count 2' programme (see Parents' Page for more information).

2. Providing specialist literacy support.

3. Providing 1:1 tuition for year 6 children.

4. Providing social skills groups and learning skills groups to help our children who have been identified as having low self-esteem or low confidence in their perceived learning ability.

5. Funding opportunities for our children to access varied learning experiences beyond the immediate school environment.

Pupil Premium Report 2011-12
Pupil Premium Report 2012-13

Sport Premium

The funds devolved to school from Government to increase participation in sport, expertise in Physical Education and greater fitness levels amongst our children is managed by our PE Subject Leader and our Governors' Teaching and Learning Committee. The Annual Report on how these funds are spent can be found HERE.

13. St. Margaret's VA Junior School Prospectus

Up-dated prospectus 2013