We Love, Live and Learn Together

Timberscombe First School

We are part of the Moorland Federation group of schools and as such we retain the ethos of putting children at the heart of all our decision making.

Head Of School
We Love, Live and Learn Together

Mrs Angela Hall

Executive Headteacher: Mrs Naomi Philp

Head Of School:  Mrs Angela Hall

SENCO: Mrs Angela Hall

Co-Chair of Governors: Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson

Main contacts for parents and enquiries:

General Enquiries - School Office - Miss Laura Tarr

Special Educational Needs - SENCO - Mrs Angela Hall

Paper copies of information on the website or Governor Minutes - School Office - Miss Laura Tarr

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

Welcome to Timberscombe First School!

We are part of the Moorland Federation group of schools. As such we are all very proud to put children at the heart of all our decision making. We share an Executive Head, Mrs Naomi Philp, with the other four schools in our federation: Exford C of E First School, Cutcombe C of E First School, Dunster First School and St Dubricius C of E First School.  This means we can pool our strengths to ensure the children get the richest experience possible.  We are very proud of the Christian aims and values on which our school is based and we aim to provide an exciting and engaging education for each and every child.  

As a staff we feel privileged to work with young, enthusiastic learners and want to make their time with us as exciting and productive as possible.  We believe that children thrive in a positive environment where there is an ethos of nurture with respect for the individual, and unlimited hopes and aspirations for each of their bright futures.  We aim to be a school where all people feel welcome and valued and where all our children can develop the life skills and learning habits necessary for personal success and happiness.

'We Love, Live and Learn Together'

As a Church of England school we are proud to support the vision for education:

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

If you are looking for a school in the area please do get in touch so we can help guide you in finding the right educational setting and environment for your child.

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Our Senior Leadership Team

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

Mrs Angela Hall

Head of School - Timberscombe | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Naomi Philp

Executive Headteacher for the Moorland Federation | Designated Federation Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Hickman

Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lizi Pravato

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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