At the Clinton C of E Primary School, all pupils are supported by the teachers as individuals to strive for excellence in a caring, family and community-centred rural environment. Our connected and creative curriculum offers an opportunity for children to explore their own talents as well as learn new skills. Every day, our dedicated team works hard to encourage and support every child as they progress along their learning journey at this school. 
The land our school is built on was generously donated by Lord and Lady Clinton whom often attend the school events and Easter/Summer fares. 
This is a Church of England Primary School in the Diocese of Exeter. Recognising the historic foundation the school will preserve and develop the religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Churches in the Parish and Diocese. 
The school aims to serve its communities by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers its pupils. 


We have three classrooms at Clinton C of E Primary School which includes a Pre School classroom, all of which are spacious and well equipped. We have a well-stocked library area and a dedicated ICT suite with video conferencing equipment which connects us to other schools both near and far. Central in the school is a good sized hall used for gym and dance lessons as well as Collective Worship. We have several outdoor play spaces including a level hard court used for netball and other ball games and access to a large playing field for team sports as well as a wild life area which we use as an outdoor classroom. Swimming is provided every other year for out youngest children to ensure that they can swim. 
Little Otters Foundation Unit caters for 2 to 5 year olds its aim is to offer convenient, flexible and high quality child care.
School Council 
Members of the School Council were elected by a democratic vote by their class peers. We aim to have a school council meeting at least once every half term, in which we discuss any issues that have arisen from class meetings. Discussions can include; playtime games, uniform changes and newsletters. The School Council also have a large part to play in the Charities that the school supports and give ideas to fundraising events like Children in Need and Sport Relief. 
All classes have a fruit break mid morning. A bell will ring at 08:55 to signify the start of the school day and registration we ask all parents leave the premises when the bell is rung. 
Morning Session 
Key Stage 1 Children (Kingfishers) 
- 08:55 - 10:30 
- 15 Minute Break 
- 10:45 - 12:30 
Key Stage 2 Children (Swallows) 
- 08:55 - 10:30 
- 15 Minute Break 
- 10:45 - 12:30 
Lunch Break 
Key Stage 1 Children (Kingfishers) 
- 12:30 - 13:30 
Key Stage 2 Children (Swallows) 
- 12:30 - 13:30 
Afternoon Session 
Key Stage 1 Children (Kingfishers) 
- 13:30 - 15:30 
Key Stage 2 Children (Swallows) 
- 13:30 - 15:30 


We are pleased to offer many different after-school clubs at Clinton Primary School. All clubs are held after school from 3:30pm - 4:30pm unless otherwise stated. 
Clubs vary according to the season and depending upon children’s requests so check back to see what is currently being run. 
Multi Skills  
Activities Club - 3:30pm-4:40pm - Foundation to Year 6. 
Drama Club Alternate Tuesdays run by the Plough Torrington at Dolton Primary 
cost £3-00 per week 
Fitness Club - 3:30pm-4:30pm - KS2. Run by Mrs Langmead  

Dolton Primary School Clubs (available to Clinton pupils) 

As a member of the Clinton with Dolton Church of England Primary School pupils at our school are able to attend any clubs they like at Dolton Primary School. You can view the clubs they are running by clicking here. 
If you have any questions about this in regards to travel arrangements or anything else contact us by calling 01805 603357. 
At the Clinton School we have small mixed age classes. Currently the school has two full time classes organised as follows: 

Our Classes

Foundation Key Stage 1 

Kingfishers: Children in the Kingfishers class are taught by Mrs Anstey and Mrs Bolton. The class is composed of the youngest children in the school including foundation children aged 4 to 5 years, Year 1 children aged 5 to 6 years and Year 2 children aged 6 to 7 years. 

Key Stage 2 

Swallows : Children in Swallows are taught by Mr Hookes and Mrs Alford. This key stage two class is composed of Year 3 children aged 7 to 8 years, Year 4 children aged 8 to 9 years, Year 5 children aged 9 to 10 years and Year 6 children aged 10 to 11 years. 
Transfer to Secondary Education 
Most children at the age of eleven transfer to either Great Torrington Community School or Okehampton Community College. There is a great deal of liason between the staff of the two schools to facilitate a smooth transfer for every child.