Devonshire Primary School

Our vision statement:

Devonshire Primary School is a caring community enthusiastic for everyone's success


Welcome to our website

My name is Martin Kearsey and I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Devonshire Primary School.

The atmosphere at any school is created by the contributions of everybody within the school community.  Our school has a friendly learning environment, created by a hard-working staff team, a supportive governing body, enthusiastic parents and inquisitive children. Expectations for behaviour and learning are high from the Nursery up to Year 6.  We are looking to nurture the spirit of lifelong learning within our school whilst promoting tolerance, creativity, fairness and perseverance  personal qualities which will help our children make a positive contribution to society, now and in the future.  Our most recent Ofsted report (October 2011) recognises the direction in which we are moving. The challenge now is to become even better. We welcome the judgements of the Ofsted inspectors, but the report itself is merely a signpost towards what we are trying to achieve at Devonshire. We aim to become a source of even greater pride within the local community.

Mr Kearsey at his deskI will never tire of reminding each and every member of the Devonshire team that we all aspire to one outcome  the best possible future for each one of our children.  In practice, this means encouraging even our youngest children to set high expectations for their own performance in every aspect of school life.  We want our children to be the best they can be.  We want our children to be hungry to succeed in the classroom and in the competitive arena.  We want our children to be excellent ambassadors for Devonshire Primary when they continue their education at whichever high school is fortunate enough to inherit them.

SEN information

The special educational needs and disability code of practice was published by the Department of Health and Department of Education in July 2014 and contains statutory guidance for organisations working with and supporting children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. The aim is that such children will achieve well and thus lead happy and fulfilled lives. The system should run efficiently by detecting needs early and putting support into place quickly, whilst involving children and their parents or carers throughout the process.

One of the statutory requirements of the code of practice is that a local offer be produced. The local offer is a document giving information about available provision for children with SEN, taking into account the views and needs of the children and their parents themselves. This has been produced for Sutton and can be found at and contains information about contact details for discussion of child needs, assessment of children for SEN provision, how information is communicated to parents and carers, progress reviews and what is done if progress is inadequate, the curriculum, how needs are met, additional support available, support for exams, social and emotional support and local authority support services that are utilised.

The school's local offer can be seen at Devonshire Primary School local offer.

New policies November 2014

The school's Debt Recovery Policy has been updated to reflect universal infant free school meals that are available to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. All other paid school meals must be paid for in advance. All eligible parents/carers are requested to apply for free school meals even if their child receives a universal infant free school meal or brings a packed lunch to school because the school receives a pupil premium of £1,300 for each child entitled to free school meals for the current financial year. This money is used by the school to benefit children entitled to free school meals. Read more information about how the school uses the pupil premium. Please speak to the school office about the new easier procedure for applying for free school meals.

Other school policies are available on this website.

If you wish to make a comment on these policies you may send a message by email.

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