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Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together, Succeeding Together

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Willowbank currently has approximately 300 children on roll, split into 12 classes. We aim to provide every child with the opportunity to be the best they can be. We provide a safe and stimulating environment where our school values of being respectful, caring, trustworthy, determined and honest are promoted and developed.

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WillowbankPrimary School

Aboutfirst federation

We are currently a rich mixture of nine Church schools, and five community schools, large and small, rural and urban. The Trust is built upon a strong family network of schools ‘hardwired’ to collaborate to ensure the highest aspirations for all children.

All our schools have improved since joining the federation with four being judged Outstanding and four Good (as of 1st Dec 2017). Three schools joined our Trust in 2015-16: Brixington Primary Academy (sponsored), St Leonard's CE Primary School (outstanding) and Westcliff Primary School (sponsored). Three more schools joined on 1st June 2017, Sidmouth, Hawkchurch and Musbury, when Genesis Academy Trust merged with the First Federation Trust. Gatehouse Primary Academy joined on 1st July 2017 as a sponsored academy. Rockbeare CE Primary School joined on 1st December 2017 as a converter academy.

Our driving vision is that every child should go to an Outstanding School and be taught by Exceptional Teachers. We are an inclusive Trust and have a vision of growth which encompasses Church and community schools and as we grow we are determined to ensure we are always ‘First rst for every Child’.

Paul Jones OBEPrimary Excellence

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