A message from our headteacher

Manadon Vale Primary School is a very special place, where we aim to provide a happy, safe, and inspirational environment. We are a large primary school where the children are at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that every child can do amazing things and it’s our job to help make this potential a reality. We an outstanding education so that every child has the freedom to choose their own future.

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Mrs Hayley Gilbride, Headteacher
Our school tour video
Learning aspiration

An education that makes an impression

We believe that every child can do amazing things. Our job to help make this potential a reality. Our high-quality teaching, collaborative working and ambitious spirit make Manadon Vale a wonderful learning environment where every child has the opportunity to excel.

Learning at Manadon
Family ethos

A nurturing and supportive environment

At Manadon, our children are at the heart of everything we do. We share a family ethos, where everyone is encouraged to care and look out for one another. This nurturing spirit helps make our school a safe, positive and encouraging place to be.

Our values
Good citizenship

Taking an active role in shaping the world

We encourage our pupils to engage with wider society and to play their part as global citizens. Inspiring young minds to connect with big issues such as democracy and the environment empowers them to make positive change and influence their future.

Our community
Collaborative approach

Working together with parents

As a parent or carer, you’re the most important person in your child’s life. So for the best education possible, it’s so important that we collectively support each other, communicate well and share high expectations – and we’re fully committed to these goals.

Our PTFA
What our people say about Manadon Vale

"Come and visit the school for yourself, join one of the tours and have a look around. It won’t take you long to realise why it’s such a great place for children to ‘be the best that they can be’."

Tom Lavis
Chair of Governors & Parent

"I chose Manadon Vale to work at because it is a friendly and supportive school, as well as we support the children not only academically but their mental wellbeing as well. We help support the whole child!"

Sarah Cavanagh
Pastoral Support Worker

"The school has inspired me and enabled me to develop as a member of staff, culminating in a leadership role. Like all staff and children, I relish the opportunity to be a learner and have the support to realise my potential."

Staff Member

"Please book a visit and see how amazing our school is! As a parent you put so much trust in a school and I am proud to say our children have had the very best start to their educational lives and we will be forever grateful."

Lisa Hayward
Parent Governor

"Manadon Vale Primary School is a very special place as we truly put the children at the heart of everything we do. All our staff work incredibly hard to create the loveliest of learning environments for our children based on trust and respect."

Heather Coulton
Class Teacher

"Over the 9 years my children have been at Manadon Vale they have been inspired and challenged on a daily basis. Their confidence in day to day lessons as well as after trips and experiences have allowed them to flourish. The staff always go and above beyond."

Lisa Hayward
Parent Governor
Want to know more?

You can find much more about Manadon Vale throughout our website. Or if you have any questions for us, please feel welcome to ask.

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