Our School

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, with approximately 80% travelling in each day by school bus.  
 
The school is an exciting place to learn and grow in. We have three classes, all of which have been renamed this year after planets - following suggestions taken from parents and voting by children. 
These are our classes:
Mercury Class - Where our Reception and Year 1 children are taught in the mornings, with Year 2 joining them in the afternoon.   
Saturn Class - Where our Year 2, 3 and 4 children are taught in the mornings. 
Neptune Class - Where our Year 5 and 6 children are taught. 
We have a Headteacher and three full time class teachers.  We are really fortunate that each class has a full time teaching assistant. 
 
We also have our own preschool class, known as Little Stars, for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.  We are currently open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. 
 
Lucy Tapper, the co-author and illustrator of the Hedgehug series of books, generously created our school and class logos this year using our space theme as inspiration.  
 
We have beautiful grounds surrounded by mature trees and country side views.  There are two playgrounds, a Foundation Stage outdoor learning area, a separate preschool outdoor learning area, a large playing field complete with climbing frame and trim trail, and a selection of different class garden areas as well as a school veegtable garden.  More recently, we have introduced a 'jungle' area for our Outdoor Learning Wildtribe and Forest School activities to take place in.  
 
Inside, the school building is bright and cheerful, with a range of purposeful spaces around the school.   Our learning spaces are designed around our children's needs and interests and have delightful displays of children’s learning reflecting the work that goes on in all aspects of the curriculum. Our curriculum is based upon a topic approach making learning interesting, relevant and fun. However, we are keen to continue to review and revamp our topic teaching to keep it fresh and motivating.  
 
We have a separate, well stocked library, known as the 'Voyager Room' and a separate computer suite with 15 computers, which is known as 'The Information Station'.  
We also have a 'SPACE hub' where children may spend sessions throughout their time with us.  It is used as an intervention space, a reading area, School Council Meeting room and much more.  However, from time to time it is also used as a quiet, safe space and sensory room for children who may need a little more time, a calmer environment and support to regulate themselves.  We use this room as part of our SPACE Programme - offering children Security, Protection, Awareness, Care and Empathy through the recognised acreditations of Trauma Informed Schools (TIS) and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), as well as making use of our staff's range of experience with the Every Child Matters agenda, THRIVE, BLP and SEAL.  
 
 

Challenges
we challenge our children to work their hardest to achieve their best so that they have choices in their futures 

Adventure
we want our children to see education as an exciting adventure to be experienced as a journey through which they grow


Respect
we encourage our children to respect the values of others and to treat everyone in the way in which they wish to be treated 


Enjoyment
we want our children to enjoy their learning, their friendships and being part of their school community 

Security
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.