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

Parent Teacher Meetings @ Buckland26Mar2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Buckland Brewer Schools

Parent Teacher Meetings @ Parkham27Mar2019

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Parkham Primary School

World Book and Maths Celebration01Apr2019

@ Parkham and Buckland Brewer Schools

We are planning a day of maths through stories workshop. Children are invited to dress as a favourite story character

Year 5 Forest School04Apr2019

@ Horwood Coombe Community Forest School

Last day of term.05Apr2019

@ Parkham and Buckland Brewer Schools

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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.


 A pupil from Buckland Brewer won The Arts Society North Devon Young Artist Award which comprised of a certificate and a £15 book token and Years 1 and 2 won The Arts Society North Devon certificate of Merit for specific units if work “Portraits of Ourselves”. This star pupil and her family attended a lovely presentation at  the Burton Art Gallery in front of  quite a few people visiting the exhibition at the time.

The Flying Start Federation Parkham & Buckland Brewer Primary Schools News

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