Headteacher’s Welcome

As I write this introduction, I realise that my audience is wide and could include the following groups of people: current pupils; ex-pupils; parents of current pupils; parents considering applying for a place at our school; governors and friends of the school from home and overseas...to name but a few. The message is the same for everyone, welcome to our school website and I hope you find it both interesting and useful.

Monkston Primary School first opened in 2001 and joined Kingsbridge Educational Trust in 2017. I have worked at Monkston since 2002, taking on the role of Headteacher in 2017.

At Monkston, we are striving to create a very special community, in which pupils and staff feel challenged to contribute at the highest level and feel valued for their efforts. We are determined to provide the very best pastoral care and the very best learning opportunities for all pupils, as they progress through our school; working in strong partnership with parents and carers.

During our Ofsted inspection in November 2021, inspectors judged us to be a good school. Inspectors said that ‘Pupils relish the challenges of the school’s interesting and varied curriculum. They enjoy learning and are particularly keen to take part in the wide range of trips, clubs and visits on offer....All members of the school community are valued and cared for.’ One pupil said that even when they have left the school, ‘we will always be part of the Monkston family.’

At Monkston, we believe in a 'heart and soul' approach to teaching and caring for children. We really do want to make a positive, tangible impact on society through helping our children develop into enthusiastic, honest, compassionate and responsible UK and global citizens. In short, we want to change the world.

I hope that the website gives you an exciting glimpse into the life of our school, as well as answering important questions on issues regarding policies and strategic direction. If you have any questions, please contact the school, who will be happy to help.

Thank you for visiting.

Hannah Williams