Newsletter 24th March 2023

24th March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Lambs’ Visit

Local farmer Graham, who keeps sheep at Bicton, brought in two gorgeous lambs that are being hand-reared. All classes had the chance to meet the animals, under the sheltered cover of our amphitheatre area that’s next to our orchard.

Fundraising Total for Red Nose Day

A big thank you to everyone who rallied together to make school’s Red Nose Day such a success. A fantastic £477.05 was raised to help change the lives of children both in the UK and abroad.

Parent Governor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a parent governor on our school’s governing body. Please think about becoming a governor, or encouraging others to volunteer.

Click here for full details and how to apply
(by 12noon on Wednesday 29th March)


Thank you to everyone who has engaged with the consultation process so far. The closing date for comments is March 31st. Next week a letter will go out to all parents specifically about the consultation.

For those of you who were unable to attend the daytime slot, please contact me to arrange a meeting at a time to suit you.

The Minutes from our Consultation Meeting on 8th March can now be accessed here.

Easter Holiday Club 2023

DEVON HAF LOGO 3.pngWe are currently finalising plans for our Easter Holiday Club. Those that have booked in will be notified and provided with additional information early next week.

Click here for further details

Easter Raffle

There’s still time to enter our Easter Egg Raffle. First prize is a deluxe hamper donated by Tesco, and there are dozens more prizes up for grabs!

All proceeds will go towards extras for all pupils. Tickets are £1 for a strip of 5 raffle tickets and can be purchased online via the Schoolgateway. Just login, select ‘Easter Raffle 2023’ and chose how many strips you wish to purchase. Or send your money into school in a labelled envelope.

Tickets are on sale until Thursday 30th March.

The draw is on Friday 31st March.

Thank you and good luck!

School Relationship Education Event

Parents of pupils in Upper KS2 and above are invited to a RSHE (relationship, sex and health education) coffee morning in school. This event will now take place on Friday 5th May, 10-11am. This will be an informal event where parents can find out more about what their child will be learning and can ask questions and raise any concerns they may have.

Communication Software Discount and Support

AssistiveWare is offering a 50% discount from 28th March – 3rd April, or a two-month free trial, on a range of their apps and learning solutions.

Mill Water’s Communications Team is available to support families with their applications, if needed. Just email:

Raising Money While You Shop

Don't forget that you can raise money for Friends of Mill Water School (PTFA) while you shop via


Devon Signpost Plus has loads of useful information relating to Children with Additional Needs in its weekly Snippets round-up

Winter Support for Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh residents
Seachange in Budleigh can offer help with the purchase of ‘energy saving’ items this winter, through the National Grid Community Matters Fund. Please initially contact Sarah Forde at Seachange via

This fund is limited and once it’s gone it’s gone. 

Household Support Funding (approx. £100)
Available for those on pre-payment gas and electric meters.
Complete this online form to apply.

Exmouth Foodbank
Exmouth Foodbank
 provides food help to anyone struggling to make ends meet, from its premises in Sheppards Row.

Tel: 07749 322291  Email:

Wesley’s in Budleigh Salterton
Community larder and a monthly ‘pay-as-you-can’ community supper, in Temple Methodist Church hall, Fore Street, EX9 6NG. Call 07955 863160 for more details.