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Brayford Academy
Brayford Academy

Welcome to Brayford Academy


Dear Parents/Carers

Today has been quite an emotional day as we say farewell to the majority of our children across the Trust. For our Year 6s of course, it has been particularly poignant as there is a quiet, unspoken realisation that they may not return to their primary school which will be shut ‘until further notice’.

Hopefully, as Boris Johnson suggests, this virus will have reached its peak in around 12 weeks’ time and we can begin to return to some sort of normality. However, there is little doubt that ‘normality’ will have changed by then – perhaps it needed to?

I know the coming weeks/months will be a struggle for many, in one way or another, but we’ll get through this because we’ll take care of ourselves and our loved ones. At the risk of sounding too corny, let’s think about ‘dancing in the rain’ rather than ‘waiting for the storm to pass’ and make the most of every precious minute. Happier times will come.

Keep safe everyone,

Rhian Nicholas



Welcome to Brayford Academy a village primary situated in the beautiful countryside of North Devon. As a small, school we are able to personalise the learning every child receives in a secure, happy and friendly environment. We are able to offer an enriched curriculum with specialist teaching in physical education, music and French. This is achieved through our collaboration with our partner schools of Umberleigh and Pilton Bluecoat Academies. Our enriched curriculum ensures that children develop a love of learning and an independence that encourages the nurturing of their ideas and imagination. Our aim is for every child to achieve their very best and enjoy their time at Brayford Academy.

Corrinne Smith

Head of School


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