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.

Grand opening of new building

Friday 23 January 2015 was another momentous date for Devonshire Primary School when international athlete Harry Aikines-Aryeetey officially opened the new school building. See report of the event and another photo.

Grand opening of new building, cutting the tape

New policies March 2015

The school's no smoking and health and safety policies have been updated to clarify that the use of e-cigarettes (vaping) is prohibited on school premises (buildings and grounds) and when accompanying children on school visits and trips. For more information see the school's No Smoking/E-cigarette Policy and Health and Safety Policy.

The school has also updated its Whistleblowing policy.

Other school policies are available on this website. Please use the search facility at the top of this page to find a particular policy.

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

Parent View – message to Devonshire parents and carers

One way for you to give your views about the school is to complete a short questionnaire at

This questionnaire (Parent View) has been set up by Ofsted to obtain the views of parents and carers about a school. The responses will be considered by Ofsted inspectors at the time of an inspection of a school, which, as parents will now know, took place on 25 and 26 February 2015. This survey also gives school leaders and the governing body valuable information about what you think of the school and highlights where improvements can be made. 

To complete the questionnaire you need an email address to register. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 12 short questions about the school, such as how well the school deals with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.

If you completed this questionnaire last year, please do so again this year as the results reset each school year.

The results of the survey are now published. There are 61 responses so far (1 March) for around 560 children, so please do complete this questionnaire if you are not one of the 61!

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