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SIAMS Inspection

On February 11th 2015, the school had a SIAMS inspection. This is the inspection of Church Schools. We are delighted that the school was judged as good overall and good in each of the four areas:

  1. The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is good at meeting the needs of all learners
  2. The impact of collective worship on the school community is good
  3. The effectiveness of the religious education is good
  4. The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is good 

Please click here to read the report
British Values within the school - Click here 


Governors play a very important role in schools. If you are interested in becoming a governor or would like further information about what is involved, please contact Kevin O'Donnell  on 01769 572656.

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School, we were founded by trust deed and our governing body consists of :-


  • 8 Foundation Governors – one of which is an ex- officio appointment – the Principal Officiating Minister ie the Rector of the Parish Church. The other 7 are appointed by the South Molton Parochial Church Council and the Diocese, and should include where possible three who, at the time of their appointment, be eligible for election as a Parent Governor.
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LEA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 1 Co-Opted Governor

    Our instrument of Government was made on the 21st September 2017 by order of the Devon Local Education Authority. The instrument of government also includes an ethos statement which says “This is a Church of England School in the Diocese of Exeter. Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and the diocese. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all its pupils.”

    The governors aim to play an active part in the life of the school. Accepting office as a governor involves commitment of time and energy, attending meetings, training sessions and assisting in school activities. All governors are available to parents and are happy listen to your views when considering the strategic overview of whole school, issues and policies. We realise that it is a privilege to serve the school, its children and their parents or carers in this position.

The Governors

John Cundill- Foundation Governor and Chair of Governors
Angela Hulme – Foundation Governor
Jackie Mead - Foundation Governor
Lis Grandey - Foundation Governor and Vice Chair
Michael Grandey  - Ex- Officio
Debbie Leach - Co-opted Governor
Kevin O'Donnell – Head Teacher
Keith Crockford - Parent Governor
Paul Bate - Foundation Governor
Maureen Burton - Foundation Governor
Trisha Ford - Foundation Governor
Vacant - Local Authority Governor
Vacant - Parent Governor
Vacant - Staff Governor
Associate Members  

Gill Haynes

Andrew Woollacott