Jacobstow is a very small village in rural North Cornwall, it is situated ½ mile off the A39 between Bude and Camelford. There has been a school in Jacobstow for over 100 years but the present school was built in 1973 when four local village schools, St Gennys, Week St Mary, Poundstock and Jacobstow, were closed and amalgamated on one site. The children from the four original villages still come to Jacobstow to school and 80+% travel to school by bus.
The school is an exciting place to learn and grow in. We have four classes, Rainbows, Yellow base, Blue base and Green base. There is a Head teacher and four full time class teachers and each class has a full time teaching assistant. We have beautiful grounds surrounded by mature trees and county side views; there are two playgrounds, a Foundation Stage play area with a sheltered area.
Inside the school building is bright and cheerful and all recently redecorated, our learning spaces are busy and have delightful displays of children’s work reflecting the work that goes on in all aspects of learning. Our curriculum is based upon a topic approach making learning interesting, relevant and fun.
We hope that you will enjoy browsing our website and seeing what we do within our learning and play.
We are part of the Bude Communities' Schools' Trust, a Co-operative trust of eight primary school and Budehaven Secondary School. The majority of our children transfer to Budehaven at eleven and we have a successful and supportive transition programme in place. We are also actively linked with a cluster of small schools and with them we have drama, arts, gifted and talented, activity and curriculum programmes.
We have our own Preschool where grant funded 2,3 & 4 year old children start their educational adventure.
We believe that positive links with pre and after Jacobstow providers and the smooth transition processes reinforce our vision:
we challenge our children to work their hardest to achieve their best so that they have choices in their futures
we want our children to see education as an exciting adventure to be experienced as a journey through which they grow
we encourage our children to respect the values of others and to treat everyone in the way in which they wish to be treated
we want our children to enjoy their learning, their friendships and being part of their school community
we offer an environment where all children can feel safe and cared for about preparing our children for their place in the world of the future.