News and Events

Keeping you up to date with all our news, events and dates for your diary.


5 July 2019

Principal’s Award Assembly

It was wonderful to see the children receive their awards during our Headteacher and Principal Awards Ceremony. The following awards were made: Handwriting – Edie, Georgia […]
28 June 2019

North Tawton Chess Success

On Thursday Abbey school’s chess team defended their title at Okehampton Primary school, against 5 other chess teams.  Our pupils all played with confidence and finesse, […]
14 June 2019

Times Tables Rock Stars News

Congratulations to Year 4 and Year 6 who were victorious in our second Battle of the Bands on TT Rock Stars.   Most Valuable Players for […]

Calendar of Events

School Term Dates For Academic Year 2023/2024

Autumn Term 2023

DATES: Monday 4th September – Friday 8th December (midday finish)
HALF TERM: Monday 16th October – Friday 27th October 2023


Spring Term 2024

DATES: Monday 8th January – Thursday 28th March 2024
HALF TERM: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2024


Summer Term 2024

DATES: Monday 22nd April – Wednesday 10th July (midday finish)
HALF TERM: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2024

A reminder that should your child need to be absent from school for a reason other than illness, notification must be sent to the school office prior to the absence. Holidays for school pupils during term time will not be authorised unless in exceptional circumstances and agreed in advance by the Headteacher.


Closure Period

Please note we are closed Monday 25th December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024 (inclusive) and Monday 26th August 2023 to Friday 30th August (inclusive)

Should dates change for any reason you will be informed.

  • Wednesday 8th November           Individual & Class Photographs
  • Wednesday 8th November           Year 6 WW1 Workshop
  • Monday 13th November                Level 2 BikeAbility
  • Thursday 16th November             Level 1 BikeAbility
  • Friday 17th November                   Children in Need
  • Saturday 18th November              Open Morning & Craft Fair
  • Wednesday 29th November         U11 Tag Rugby vs St Christopher’s (away)
  • Thursday 30th November             U9 Tag Rugby vs St Christopher’s (home)
  • Tuesday 5th December                  Christmas Lunch
  • Wednesday 6th December            Cygnets Nativity Play @ 10am
  • Wednesday 6th December            Infant Nativity Play @ 2pm
  • Thursday 7th December                Junior Carol Concert @ 6pm
  • Friday 8th December                     Headteacher’s Award Assembly
  • Friday 8th December                     Rowcroft Rudolph Run
  • Friday 8th December                     Term Ends for School Pupils at Midday
  • Friday 15th December                    Term Ends for Nursery Pupils