I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Kenton Primary School.  We are very pleased to be part of Ivy Education Trust, involving four other primary schools and three secondary sites.

Our small, rural school sits in the heart of a thriving village, with the amazing Powderham Castle taking pride of place. There is a lovely family feel here, and our hard working and dedicated staff join together to provide the best possible outcomes for all children who attend our school.  We are aspirational for our pupils, teaching them that the sky’s the limit in what they can achieve in life.

As well as academic success, we want our children to be happy, safe and enjoy coming to school.  We teach the children about honesty, responsibility, respect and kindness, which link to our ‘secrets of success’ learning behaviours.  We work hard to inspire the children to become well rounded individuals who develop a love of lifelong learning.

Our curriculum is progressive and exciting, where all subjects are valued. We offer children Forest School and a high-quality sports provision as we work in partnership with both South Dartmoor and Tyrell Sport and Education. We provide many opportunities to sing and play musical instruments or perform on stage and we encourage our children to take on leadership roles wherever possible, such as a school ambassador or being part of the School Council.

We have high expectations for our pupils, and we are so proud of their achievements. This is a very special school, with a wonderful team and an amazing group of children.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kenton Primary School family.


Mrs Gemma Pattison

Head of School