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Halwill School Tel: 01409 221476     Ashwater School Tel: 01409 211228

Aim High; Be Resilient; Take Care of Each Other.


Welcome to Halwill and Ashwater Primary Schools.


Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope it gives you a flavour of our forward thinking and nurturing federation which comprises the village schools of Halwill and Ashwater. We are in the heart of the beautiful Devonshire countryside and we actively involve ourselves in village life. We strongly encourage our parents, carers and the local community to share in many aspects of the schools.

We value the individuality of both schools in The Carey Federation, giving them equal opportunity and focus, whilst having a shared vision and ethos. We are aspirational for our children and believe that to have a fulfilling education, we must nurture children’s well-being and happiness. This is echoed in our federation motto:

Aim High; Be Resilient; Take Care of Each Other

Aim High – always aim to do the very best you can in whatever challenges you face and believe you can succeed.

Be Resilient – you cannot succeed without failing so never give up.

Take Care of Each Other – always be kind and thoughtful to your friends, classmates, younger children and adults.

In a world that is changing, the style of education that Halwill and Ashwater provide is excellent preparation for the future. We are committed to providing the best quality academic education for our pupils. In addition to academic success, however, the world of tomorrow will require further skills. New technologies have already changed many aspects of our daily lives and will, inevitably, alter the nature of society and the world of work. We believe that a rounded education is of such value: one which challenges children academically, encourages children to develop their sporting, musical, creative and computing skills as well as teaching children to be resilient, work as a team, to think creatively and to speak confidently to individuals and groups.

With this in mind, the staff and children have worked together to develop our Federation vision which promotes the Carey Qualities:

‘In the Carey Federation, we are aspirational learners who build

Relationships by being Resilient, Resourceful, Reflective and Respectful

We would love to tell you more about our schools and let you see for yourself what special places they are. If you would like to visit, please contact the school office and we would be delighted to show you around or answer any queries you may have.





                                              Mrs Ruh Alford (Executive Headteacher - Carey Federation)