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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Our school office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday during term time only. Summer 2020 dates are: 14 April- 22 May and 1st June – 22 July. Emails during school holidays and weekends are not regularly monitored

Coronavirus & Phased Re-opening of School

 In May we posted three surveys to gather information from the three different categories of children (children of a key worker, Children with EHCP, and anyone else who doesn't fit in to the previous categories) in order to plan for a phased reopening.

Thank you to everyone who completed the relevant survey, we are really pleased that we have been able to safely accommodate so many children in line with government guidelines and are looking forward to the day we are able to open the school to all our pupils. If you haven't completed a survey and would like your child to return to school, please get in touch via email to admin@beacon-ce-primary.devon as the surveys are now closed.  Whilst we may not be able to offer a place as yet, circumstances do change and we are regularly looking to see how we can help.


We will keep our families informed through the School Jotter App (please make sure notifications are enabled) and by email.   All our newsletters and updates are available on the Newsletters page of our website.

New Policies for the period of Phased Re-Opening of School. 

These policies can also be found on our Policies Page.

Appendix to the Behaviour Management Policy for the period of phased re-opening of school.

Operational Plan for the period of phased re-opening of school

Click here to see a film about what school looks like and how we’re preparing for phased re-opening

Click here to see what some of our children think about returning to school.

Information about learning during the period of school closure

Information about Home Learning

Things to Enjoy - a page we hope will bring a smile!

Free learning resources & sites we often use in school

Our class learning pages have links to their weekly learning through this period of closure.

Reception learning

Year 1 learning

Year 2 learning

Year 3 learning

Year 4 learning

Year 5 learning

Year 6 learning

Other places you could go to for more ideas.

Support and information for families 

Pupil Premium applications 

Against Domestic Abuse.  If you are suffering domestic abuse you are not alone, there is help.  If you feel you can't contact us at school for help, there is advice from the Government and established charities Remember, if you are in danger, phone 999 and dial 55 from a mobile if you can't talk.

Martin's Money - moneysaving expert, lots of advice that's updated regularly

Devon Children's Safeguarding Board

Contact details for Early Help, Children's Social Work, MASH - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - if you have concerns about a child

Parenting support and ideas to help your children to cope with these unusual times

Devon/Babcock update page

Financial Advice free offer

Devon County Council Coronavirus update page

Key Workers can register for an alternative place for your child if The Beacon Childcare is not able to open.

Talking with children about Coronavirus

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have re-created lots of their favourite characters in a new series of images set to new rhyming text.

A book illustrated by Axel Scheffler about the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Easy Read, information presented in a way that's easy to read online and easier to understand than in some other websites.

Reassuring children about coronavirus - available in multiple languages

Pandemics and the Coronavirus - to help children to understand what's happening and why we are all having to live differently at the moment.

Autism Speaks resources to support parents and carers to explain about Coronavirus to their children. Available in multiple languages.

Easy to read information about Coronavirus from Mencap

Mental health and well-being - taking care of yourself and your family

The thought of facing a long time without our usual routines is daunting.  

Make sure you set a routine for your day. We know children thrive on routine - they are used to having a daily routine in school and it will help you at home to do the same.

Click here for our information page about Mental Health and well-being (coming as soon as we can!)

MIND have created a page about looking after your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.

Calming Cornavirus Anxiety in Children - from Special Needs Jungle.

Our Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work is offering access to some of their families resources for free. These stories align with the Jigsaw PSHE Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me Puzzles and are suitable for children aged 5+.


The website is a useful resource of Emotional Literacy Support. The following link takes you to 20 relaxation cards for children. These can be downloaded for free.


 Resources we use in school - Mrs Hughes' group - are available on our Home Learning page, a lovely set of Big Life Journal activities to work through. Scroll down the page to find them.


How to contact us through the time of schools being closed

I want to contact the Admin Team or Mrs Billington

I want to contact my child's teacher (scroll down to the bottom of the linked page)

I want to contact the Safeguarding Designated Lead

School emergency phone number if the building is closed (Mrs Billington) +44 7867 561182   

National information and update pages

Information for Parents and Carers about opening schools from 1 June

What can / can't I do from 13th May 2020 (changes to the lockdown explained)

Key information from the National updates on 10/11 May 2020 

National Coronavirus update page

The Prime Minister's Office is publishing scripts of the Daily Coronavirus Briefing (scroll down the page for the most recent updates.

The BBC daily Downing Street Coronavirus briefings are available on BBC iPlayer you must have a TV licence to view this.

Signhealth, the Deaf Health Charity have signed all the Government briefings and updates.

You can subscribe to ITV news on You Tube to watch the Government's daily Coronavirus Briefing. 

The Government's Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus.

The Government's What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government's advice around Safeguarding / Online Safety Remote education during coronavirus.

National advice to help parents and carers ensure their children Stay safe online.

The Government's Help children with SEND continue their education during Coronavirus.

The Government's advice Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn.

Secretary of State for Education's briefing (includes latest information about schools) Sunday 19th April

Prime Minister’s Briefing Monday 23rd March

Prime Minister's Briefing 18th March 

School newsletters and other information shared with families

Newsletters and other updates sent home this term and in previous terms

How to access School Jotter - this is our main form of communication with families

Booking forms for parents and carers

Free learning resources

Some companies are offering free or reduced-price access to their online learning resources during this Coronavirus pandemic.

Do have a look!