Part of the apple pressing process?
Apple Pressing at Clapp Mill
The children hold our banner announcing our Ofsted results 2013
Our school is proud to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted
Some of our shepherds
KS1 Nativity 2015
Our 16 runners representing the school this season
Stockland November 2015
How much energy do we use?
Mr Bannister from Energy Futures talks to KS2
Brass Summer 2015
Whole Class Musical Tuition
Our magnificent team
Bicton Cyclo-cross 2015
Bicton October 2015
A challenging course
KS2 production February 2016
What A Knight
The Adults' Pancake Race Start Line!
February 2015
School and Class Council Elections
October 2015
May 2015
The KS1 Football team
Mary rides into Bethleham
KS1 Nativity
March 2015
Clyst Hydon Primary School Football team
March 2015
Y5/6 Rounders Team
....and they're off!
Clyst Hydon Huff 2016
April 2016
Honiton Hippo Calf
Mid Devon Police Tag Rugby Festival at Tiverton Rugby Club May 2015
Our Tag Rugby Players
Our whole school orchestra
Devon County Show May 2015
June 2015
KS1 Teddy Bear's Picnic
Creating huge bubbles during the field trip visit Day 2
@Bristol Science Museum
Area Sports 17th June
Culm Valley Local Learning Community
June 2015
KS1 make gingerbread
KS2 Production July 2015
Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies
July 2015
School Council in action
Sunday 11th October
Woodbury Open Cycling
October 2015
Cooperative Trust Partnership Dance Project
March 2016
KS1 World Book Day characters
April 2016
KS1 create a Rain Dance
April 2016
Honiton Hippo Calf Runners
April 2016
Making 'Splatter Pictures'


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

What's New?

Newsletter 26th May

Diary Dates

newsletter 20th May 2016

Forthcoming Events

Half Term holiday

From May 27th 2016 to June 3rd 2016

KS2 Residential Field Trip

From June 14th 2016 at 8:30am at school to June 17th 2016

Clyst Hydon Produce and Flower Show

July 16th 2016