Bradley Barton Primary School and Nursery All inspired to learn and inspired learning for all.

Introduction from our Headteacher



Dear Parents/Carers and Visitors,


On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governors of Bradley Barton Primary School I am delighted to welcome you to our school website!


We are a vibrant community for over 400 children serving the Newton Abbot area. 
Our school strives to create a safe, high quality learning environment which acknowledges the importance of relationships and responsibilities as an important foundation for all  learning experiences. Bradley Barton is a restorative community and we aim to ensure children learn and move forward positively from all experiences, including those which they may find challenging.

We are ambitious for every pupil to achieve high standards and gain the very best learning skills. It is our belief that children gain the greatest satisfaction as learners when they feel challenged and have resilient attitudes and behaviours and have been working on a 'challenging learning' school development project for the last two years. To find out more 


We have a strong emphasis on active and creative learning alongside the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills.
We use children's own interests and meaningful projects with tangible outcomes to fully engage pupils. We take a cross curricular approach to delivering the curriculum and believe that the best and most effective way for our children to learn is through engagement in our 'vehicle' projects.  These enable teachers and children to learn together and secure involvement from the wider community.


All staff endeavour to keep abreast of educational research into effective learning and everyone at Bradley Barton sees themselves as a learner. 


Our school has a unique and superb outdoor environment with large playing areas, sports pitches, produce garden, greenhouse, wildlife area, pond, extensive composting facilities and adjoining woodland used for forest school sessions. We strive to maximise the benefits our superb facilities offer , learning about sustainability and developing children's sense of responsibility to care for each other and our planet. We take every opportunity to be outside, come rain or shine, and children joining our community will get good use of their coats and wellingtons! 

The diverse contributions of parents and the wider community are greatly valued. As parents/carers you are your child's main educators and we must work in partnership together to establish effective approaches to encourage your child’s learning and development. Your views and attitudes to their learning and our school will greatly influence each child's own views. To help the children achieve their very best we will need to work together to help all children become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

We hope that our website’s contents will provide you with regular communication opportunities and an opportunity to share more in our school life and your child’s learning. If you have any comments or suggestions to help improve our website, feedback is always appreciated.

If you require further information about our school or would like to arrange a chat with me, please contact us via e mail or telephone and we will be delighted to help you.


Visits to our school are warmly welcomed once more as pandemic risk mitigation measures are relaxed. Please contact our office team to book a visit.