Part of the apple pressing process
Apple Pressing at Clapp Mill
The children hold our banner announcing our Ofsted results 2013
Our school are proud to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted
2014 entrants for the annual Cotleigh Canter
The Cotleigh Canter Thirteen
October 2014
Stockland Race 1
How much energy do we use?
Mr Bannister from Energy Futures talks to KS2
Our fantastic players
The Y3/4 Tennis team at the East Devon Mini Red Tennis Finals in Exmouth June 2013
The starting line!
Cyclo Cross at Bicton October 2014
A challenging course to test our cyclists
Cyclo Cross at Bicton October 2014
Follow that Star!
KS1 and Foundation Stage Nativity 2014
Bicton November 2014
Y3/4 Girls' East Devon Cross Country Finals
The Adults' Pancake Race Start Line!
February 2015

FarmWise October 2013
Our Y/4 girls' team Bicton Nov 2013
EDSSP Cross Country Championships 2013
Filling in the 'spots' on Pudsey
Children in Need Nov 2013
All KS1 children sang beautifully on March 31st at Kentisbeare Primary School
The Spring Sing - Kentisbeare
March 2014
EDSSP Quick sticks Hockey Team
March 2014
World Book Day
March 2014
Annual School Pancake Races
The entrants in the Easter Mask competition
Easter Fair 2014
March 2015
Clyst Hydon Primary School Football team
March 2015
Y5/6 Rounders Team


We are a small rural primary school in East Devon with two mixed-age classes. The mix of year groups within each class, together with the supportive environment created by the staff, governors, parents and the whole village community provide a learning environment within which each child can develop their potential and thrive.

Clyst Hydon is unique for a number of reasons for a number of people.

The key elements our children and parents feel make our school so special are:

  • strengths in supporting every individual child

      (every child is known individually in a small school and we pride ourselves on      being able to offer a positive ratio of adult to children)

  • Supporting and developing children with additional needs
    (whether they are special educational needs or whether children are gifted and talented)
  • a small, family feel across the school in which children mix with others of all ages in mixed-ability classes
    (which allows for high level differentiation to the individual child) working alongside parents who are  able to be very involved in the school and contribute to the 'family feel'  within our school community
  • KS1 nativity and annual KS2 play
  • Opportunities for all children from year 3 onwards to go on a rotation of annual
    residential field trips
  • Our exceptional sports offer
  • Our fantastic music offer 
  • Outstanding staff who are committed to the children and who are always willing to spend additional time to enrich the lives of all the children at  the school

It is a wonderful school for many people for many reasons. The Headteacher balances all of these aspects whilst ensuring there is a broad,  balanced and enriched curriculum offering the very best for all the children and their own individual wide range of interests and passions.
As a school, our passion is developing and enriching the lives of all our children within the school and extra-curricular programme. All of this is why we are
special and that is why we are proud of our motto:

                   "Love Learning, Love Life!"

Activemark 2008
Our children are active and healthy
Devon Healthy Schools Award
We gained the Devon Healthy Schools Award which is valid for three years
Financial Management Systems
Our Sound procedural practices gained us FMSiS in 2008 and SFVS in 2013
Following a very successful Ofsted inspection in June 2013, we were rated outstanding for the third time in succession.
Ofsted Outstanding 2012-2013
Stronger Together
Culm Cooperative Partnership Trust

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From April 14th 2015 at 9:00am to July 22nd 2015