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Welcome to Stokenham Area Primary School

Dear Parents, Carers & Visitors,

A very warm welcome to Stokenham Area Primary School.

Thank you for taking the time to browse our website. I hope that you find it informative and that it answers any questions you may have.

My name is Tess Coulthard and I feel truly privileged to lead Stokenham Primary school with our staff team. We strive to ensure that each child receives the best possible education during their time with us through our carefully sequenced curriculum.

As a school, we continually work hard to build upon our strengths and to address our areas for development in what is an ever changing and challenging educational climate.

At Stokenham Primary we have high expectations of all of our children. Every child is encouraged to reach their full potential and we recognise that every child is special and has their own contributions to make.

Our staff are dedicated, hardworking with a range of experiences. We provide a safe and caring atmosphere in school and foster a hardworking ethos based on an enjoyment of learning.

We are pleased to offer a varied selection of enrichment and enhancement opportunities and possess excellent links with our community and are very proud of our reputation as a warm, welcoming, family school.

All of our staff recognise that parents play an important role in the education of their children and as such, we welcome your support and co-operation in making your child’s time at Stokenham Primary enjoyable.

We are fortunate to have a very active Parent Teacher Association and encourage parents and carers to be involved in all aspects of school life or to discuss any concerns or issues with us.We have maintain fhigh aspirations for all our children through their school journey.  We endeavour to ensure that our children are well placed  to succeed and thrive in the future, becoming active and productive  members of society.

Our website is only a glimpse of what we feel makes Stokenham Primary distinctive. The best way for you to appreciate what we can offer your child is to experience our school first hand. I do hope you will visit us to meet our children and staff and to experience life at our unique school.

Tess Coulthard
Head of School & South Hams Federation Executive Headteacher


About Us

We are an area primary school located close to Kingsbridge in Devon. The school is set in spacious grounds flanked with mature trees, with a woodland stream safely running through the site. There is ample room for all the children to play throughout the year with the linked playgrounds, soft terrace area and grassy field areas.


We have seven classes starting in Foundation Stage going through to Year 6.  Each Year Group has its own class. The school was built in 1968 and the classrooms are located in three “hubs” with easy access for all into the large hall in the centre. All seven classrooms have interactive whiteboards and access to state of the art ICT equipment. We have experienced Teaching Assistants who support the teaching and learning throughout the school and deliver short-term intervention programs for individual children, when needed.


Our facilities include a heated swimming pool, climbing wall, climbing equipment, on site kitchen, sports field and a covered area for outside play for our smallest children. Disabled access is not an issue with all classrooms on the level. We have two hard-surface playgrounds, one for the younger children, the other for the older children, as well as lovely playing fields and a wooded area; providing plenty of space for everyone to learn and have fun.