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The Erme Primary School


On behalf of the school, I would like to welcome you to The Erme Primary School,at the heart of Ivybridge.


The Erme Primary School is at the heart of our local community and we strive to work closely with families of the school and the local community to maintain a successful partnership that thrives on our values and vision. The school sits close to Dartmoor and on the banks of the river Erme. At The Erme Primary School, we make the most of outdoor learning opportunities, within the local area and further afield.


We care passionately about education and recognise that our role is to provide opportunities that will encourage the children in our school to become lifelong learners within an atmosphere of enjoyment, security and confidence. Our outstanding teaching and learning ensures effective learning will take place and children will be helped to become independent, responsible and respectful members of our school and wider communities. We strive to provide pupils with essential skills for life, such as communication, enquiry and problem solving, creative thinking, working with others, empathy and social skills.

Every school has its own ethos - that particular quality which, although difficult to define, permeates the life of the school. Staff and Governors firmly believe that ‘Every Child Matters’ and that each child deserves an equal opportunity to succeed whilst being a pupil at this school.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website – I hope you find it informative and that it gives you an overview of the wonderful learning and enrichment opportunities taking place here at The Erme Primary School.

If you would like more information about our school, or would like to organise a visit, please contact the school office and we will happily accommodate you.


Mrs Sara-Jane Baker

Executive Headteacher.



Why choose to come to the Erme Primary?

We know that choosing a school for your child is one of your most important decisions. We are proud to offer:


  • A small personal school where each child is valued and is known to all the staff
  • An experienced team of dedicated and caring staff
  • A family ethos where everyone cares for each other
  • A broad and balanced curriculum combining excellence and enjoyment of learning.
  • End of KS2 results significantly above the national average
  • Wrap around care from 7.45am to 5.30pm.


Outcomes at the end of Year 6 continue to be above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils make good progress in these subjects. In particular, an increasing proportion attain the higher standards at the end of Year 6.’


‘Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school’s work. Many say that the school is ‘fantastic’, with a number commenting on the ‘family feel’ and ‘nurturing environment’. Parents clearly see the school as an important feature of the local community and value the education that their children receive.’

(OFSTED  report)


SATs Results 2019


School initial release 09/07/19% of all the school pupils working at or above Expected Standard% of all pupils working at or above Expected Standard Nationally 
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling82%78%
Combined % of R, W & M70%65%
% of children who achieved the Standard in all three (R, W & M)70%65%