Newsletter 2nd Dec 2022

2nd December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas at Killerton

Pupils in Gemma M’s class had wonderful festive fun at Killerton National Trust estate this week. They enjoyed the outdoor activities before having a tour of the beautifully decorated house.

Children in Need

Pupils did amazingly with their Children in Need sponsored events, raising a staggering £1329.19 for young disadvantaged people across the UK. Thank you to everyone who supported their fundraising!

Special Recognition for Artwork

Our three pupils who recently participated in an international Peace Poster competition received special recognition and a certificate this week from Lions District Governor for the South West, Lesley Chudley. She said in a letter: “It was really lovely to see these young people being included in this way and I will take great pride displaying them [their artwork] alongside the others who entered.” The pupils were presented with their certificates today by Budleigh Salterton Lions Chair, Richard Allen.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for our amazing Mill Water Christmas Raffle 2022! Top prize: a night away for two with dinner and breakfast!

Even more fantastic prizes have been donated this past week, including a £20 Amazon voucher, a high-quality set of stainless steel saucepans (worth more than £200), festive hampers, and even a giant cuddly carrot called Kevin!

Tickets (£1 per strip of 5) are on sale here or from the Admin Team (if you send money in an envelope into school), until Tuesday 13th December. Your tickets will then be sent home with your child. We will also be selling tickets when you arrive for your child’s class Christmas activities.

All money raised will go directly towards enrichment resources and activities for all pupils.

More details and a full list of prizes can be found here

The Grand Draw will be on Wednesday 14th December.

Online Safety

Given the youthfulness of its user-base, TikTok has faced numerous age-related challenges, such as inappropriate video content. This guide provides information on how to help young people stay safe on TikTok. You can download this leaflet here

You can register with our school here to create a free account, download the National Online Safety App and access all of the free resources.

Class Appeal for Jigsaws and Games

Niki 's class would love some more games and jigsaw puzzles! If you have any lying around at home that are in good condition and you no longer want, we would be grateful if they could be donated to us. Thank you!

Parent and Carer Support Workshops

Devon County’s Early Help team are running free ‘Autism and Us’ themed workshops for parents and carers during Spring 2023. They will provide support for those with primary and secondary children who are either on the autism waiting list or who have received a diagnosis of autism.

Full details can be found here

To book your place or find out more, email:

Coffee, Cake and Chat

Please join us for coffee and chat on Thursday 8th December 10-11.30 in meeting room B. Come along to hear from key staff and meet other parents/carers. There may even be a mince pie for you. 

Blue Tokens for Mill Water

Don’t forget to pop your Tesco blue tokens in the box for Mill Water! The stores in Exmouth and Budleigh are supporting us with this scheme until January 2023. Money raised will go towards the school’s ongoing playground transformation project. Thank you and spread the word. Every little helps!


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

Tel: 07749 322291