Let Your Light Shine

Exford First School

Exford Church of England First School based on Exmoor has the overarching vision to provide an excellent education for the young people through highly effective collaboration, based upon mutual challenge and support.

Head Of School
Let Your Light Shine

Mrs Nicola Stenner

Main Points of Contact:

Executive Headteacher: Naomi Philp

Head Of School: Mrs Nicola Stenner

SENCO: Mrs Nicola Stenner

Co-Chair of Governors: Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson

Main contacts for parents and enquiries:

General Enquiries: School Office - Kirsty Lobley

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: SENDCO

Paper copies of information on the website or Governor Minutes: School Office - Kirsty Lobley

All can be contacted via the details below, at the bottom of the page.

Welcome to Exford First School!

Welcome and thank you for showing an interest in learning at Exford Church of England First School. This is an incredibly special school with a strong sense of community in which each pupil is a valued and respected member.

We are an inclusive school. We welcome all pupils and strive to ensure they become enthusiastic learners. The confidence, happiness and security of our pupils is our priority at all times.

Our children know we have three school rules, which are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Ready. These three principles help us to ensure that all children get the very best out of their education every day.

Our curriculum is focused on the needs of our children in our community. We work very closely with the Exmoor National Park Authority to deliver Generation Exmoor - see our Generation Exmoor page to find out more.

'Let Your Light Shine'

We endeavour to help our pupils grow and gain skills to be independent in their learning and offer a foundation for lifelong learning in school, at home and in the wider world.

Mrs Nicola Stenner - Head Of School

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Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Our Senior Leadership Team

Our team of leaders creating an inclusive and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering excellence

Mrs Nicky Stenner

Head of School - Exford | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Naomi Philp

Executive Headteacher for the Moorland Federation | Designated Federation Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lizi Pravato

Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Hickman

Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Rosy Arch

Central Business Administrator | PA to Executive Head | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Children with Superpowers

Understanding and providing adequate care and support for children with different abilities and levels of education is a key part of our mission to deliver excellence across the federation. All our schools are setup to ensure the highest level of care for those with disabilities, special education needs and assisted learning.

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See our frequently asked questions across a range of subjects from everyday school attendance to special trips, extra curricular activities and admissions.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school.

What do I do if my child is prescribed medication?

If your child needs to have medication at school you must complete a form at the school office. We ask that medication at school is kept to a minimum and if antibiotics are prescribed for less than four times a day we suggest this can be organised out of school time. All medication held on school premises is kept locked and secure.

What is Dyspraxia?

What is Dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is a form of development coordination disorder (DCD) affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.

What is the Generation Exmoor project?

Generation Exmoor is our premier outdoor learning initiative, developed in partnership with Exford C of E First School, Cutcombe C of E First School and the Exmoor National Park Authority. The program brings our KS2 students into the heart of Exmoor National Park to learn and explore in a natural setting.

Outdoor Learning

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