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Umberleigh Academy
Umberleigh Academy

Welcome to Umberleigh


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




We currently have spaces available in our Brumble Bees Pre School.

Please call the school on 01769 540362 for further details.


Welcome to Umberleigh Academy

Umberleigh Academy is a vibrant small school situated in the lovely countryside of North Devon. As part of the TEAM Multi-Academy Trust with Pilton Bluecoat and Brayford Academies, the children benefit from an extensive range of curriculum opportunities not always available to a school of this size. Children receive specialist teaching in music, physical education and French, take part in residential trips and enjoy visiting our partner schools for a range of activities. Our small classes ensure that children receive learning that is personalised, stimulating and enjoyable. Our school has an ethos where children's voices are heard and they are encouraged to develop important personal skills that develop their independence and ability to work with others. Our aim is for every child to achieve their very best and enjoy their time at Umberleigh Academy.

Corrinne Smith

Head of School


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