Statutory Website Information

Name of school: Newton Poppleford Primary School
Address: School Lane, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0EL
Telephone Number: 01395 568300
Headteacher: Mr Anthony Pope
The name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public is Anthony Pope, the headteacher. If he is not available, please contact the School Office and they will direct you to his representative.
Our SENDCO is Debbie Tollerfield and can be contacted via the School Office on 01395 568300.
Admission Arrangements 

The admissions policy is to admit four-year-old children born between 1st September and 31st August in the Autumn term.

Each Devon school serves a particular area, but parents may apply for a place for their child in any school. The School accepts the principle of parental choice and considers applications for children living outside the School’s designated area. Places are allocated with priority given to children living in the designated area and to children outside of our catchment with siblings in School.  Parental preference is only refused if it would prejudice the efficient use of resources or the Planned Admission Number set by the Area Education Authority.

The 2022 and 2023 Admission policy can be found here and on the School Policies page. It is also to be found, along with other schools, at

2024 Admission policy will be going to consultation on 1st November 2022. 

Further details can be found on the School Admissions page on Devon's website


Ofsted Reports
The 2020, 2007 and 2002 reports as well as the 2010 Interim Assessment Statement can be found here or downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below.
Exam & Assessment Results
Performance Tables
The up to date DFE information about the school and its performance can be found on the DfE school performance tables website

Here are the final results data for pupils who completed key stage 2 in the summer of 2019. THese are not current performance data as the Secretary of State has not published this for the 2019-2020 year. For more information including a detailed explanation of the scores, please go to our school’s performance webpage.

Progress score in reading, writing, and maths 

Reading         +1.6

Writing           -2.1

Maths            -2.2

These scores show how much progress pupils at this school made in reading, writing and maths between the end of key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1. The majority of schools have progress scores between - 5 and + 5.





Local authority average

England average

Pupils meeting expected standard in reading, writing and maths




Pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths





Average score in reading





Average score in maths 






The content of each year group's curriculum can be downloaded from the individual class pages. You can follow this link: Class pages
To find out more about the curriculum at Newton Poppleford, download the appropriate curriculum documents and school policies or seek more information from the class teacher or head teacher.
KS1 Phonics & Reading Scheme
The Key Stage 1 phonics scheme is Letters and Sounds. The reading scheme is the school's own scheme using Banding Levels.
Behaviour Policy
The policy can be downloaded from our policies section of the website
School Complaints Procedure
Our complaints procedure can be downloaded from the policies section of the website
Pupil Premium Funding
The report can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Sports Premium funding
Details of the spending of this funding can be found below
Special Educational Needs Report
The policy can be found on the SEND page or can be downloaded from here below.
Governors' Information and duties
Details about the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees, information about each governor’s business, financial interests and governance roles in other schools can be found here.
Charging and Remissions Policy
This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Values and Ethos
Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and engaging environment where children become confident learners and develop skills for life. The children and staff brainstormed the values and ethos of our school. Please download the pdf to see their conclusions.
Paper copies of all of these documents can be requested from the School Office.
Covid 19 Risk Assessment information (RA100)