Welcome to the Flying Start Federation which comprises of two small village primary schools, Parkham and Buckland Brewer. The Federation, was officially formed in January 2012 and has a single Governing Body of twelve local people plus the Executive Headteacher. 

The Federation provides excellent opportunities for teachers and other staff to develop their professional expertise which directly impacts on the quality of teaching and learning for the children. Staff are able to share their best practice within a professional learning community developing an exciting and purposeful curriculum for all our children.
All of our work and development is driven by making each of our schools exciting, vibrant, inclusive learning organisations which always put children first.

Gina Finch

Executive Headteacher


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At the Flying Start Federation we treat the Safeguarding of children as a priority.  If you have any concerns about the safety of any child please speak to one of the adults responsible for Safeguarding

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Latest School, School Events

Tempest Class photo27Feb2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Buckland Brewer

KS1 multi-skills festival28Feb2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am @ Parkham and Buckland Brewer Schools

World book day celebrations01Mar2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am @ Parkham and Buckland Brewer Schools

More information to follow

Federation Sports Day for comic relief23Mar2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am @ Parkham Primary School

Calendars page(s): School >> School >>

We are proud to be a member of the Dartmoor Teaching School Alliance. Visit their website:


We are members of the Atlantic Coast Cooperative Trust.  Find out more here.


Mr Hamilton visits to tell us all about brass instruments.  If you would like for your child to have lessons within school then please contact Mr Hamilton directly at nemohamilton4@gmail.com

The Flying Start Federation Parkham & Buckland Brewer Primary Schools News

  • School Council
    School Council raises money for Edukid
  • Yr.6 pupils attend an Anti-Bullying Workshop at Instow
    Anti-Bullying Workshop- Year 5 and 6 pupils from across Bideford were invited to Instow Primary School to take part in an anti-bullying workshop as part as the workshop we learnt about anti- bullying and how to deal with it.
  • For Pudsey!
    Children in Need 2017 at Parkham
  • Phonics & Spelling Workshop - 1.11.17 at 5.30pm
    Just a reminder about: Phonics and spelling workshop Please come along to our phonic workshop and see how your child learns to read, write and spell. Wednesday 1st November @ 5:30-6:30 at Buckland Brewer Primary School
  • Music Lessons
    Would you like to take the opportunity for your child to learn to play a musical instrument?
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