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  • Children in Need 2023

    Published 22/11/23

    We shared a fun assembly on Friday 17th November in order to raise funds for Children in Need.  

    Mr Davey targeted the teachers in assembly to various challenges involving water balloon catching, chilli doughnut roulette and prune juice/ tabasco drinking. Pupils selected the teachers to complete the challenges by putting loose change into various buckets.  

    Jenny’s cakes were a huge hit at breaktime and pupils looked fabulous in the their Pudsey/ spotty outfits.  

    We managed to raise over £400 as a school. Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts!  








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  • Christmas Family Meal Support

    Published 22/11/23

    Turning Heads, in partnership with the Food Alliance, have put together a family meal support offer for any family in receipt of FSM or who might be struggling this holiday with the rising cost of living.

    They have 4 recipes that you can choose from during the holiday. YOU CAN CHOOSE 2 RECIPES EACH WEEK.

    These recipes can either be collected from them or they can be delivered to you free of charge to any TQ1 or TQ2 postcode.

    You just need to contact them via email or text/phone and place your order. They will then either deliver or you can collect from their community kitchen in Plainmoor.

    Deliveries and collections will take place on 19th / 20th and 21st December and then again on 28th & 29th December.

    If you have a large family, they can add extra!

    Their social supermarket is also open during half-term where you can shop for £5 and get up to £30 worth of shopping, they will also be offering free lunches to any family and you can order recipe bags through their online store


    • Spaghetti Bolognese
    • Macaroni Cheese
    • Chicken Korma
    • Cottage Pie      telephone: 07817777739

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  • Carer's Celebration & Information Day

    Published 15/11/23

    Does someone rely on you?

    If you support a family member or friend, then you may be an unpaid Carer. Join us!

    Paignton Library Saturday 18th November 2023 10.00am – 2.00pm (with Library’s Christmas Market)

    Celebrating Unpaid Carers and helping Carers to prepare for their future Everyone welcome! There are information stands, Health, Adult and Children’s Social Care Services, free tasters for all and free refreshments for unpaid Carers, children’s activities, cost of living and mental health support, legal advice and much, much more.

    For further information nearer the time: Website: Facebook: TorbayCarers Tel: 01803 208455

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  • Donation to PATH (people assisting Torbay's homeless

    Published 10/11/23

    PATH, the Torbay Homeless Charity, received 120 pairs of socks donated by Combe Pafford School

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  • Free family cooking sessions

    Published 08/09/23

    The Community Kitchen are running free family cooking sessions every Tuesday / Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm until 6pm. These last over 4 weeks, and families can come and cook, eat together and play games and you can take home recipes to cook from home. This is lottery funded and costs the families nothing - anyone can attend. 

    They also deliver recipes that can be cooked at home. For a family of 4/5 they can order 2 mains and 2 desserts from them for £9. These are delivered free to anyone living in TQ1 and TQ2. 

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  • GCSE Results Day 2023

    Published 25/08/23

    GCSE Results Day 2023

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  • Play Torbay - Summer programme 2023

    Published 20/07/23

    Play Torbay are thrilled to announce their complete Summer Play Programme for 2023. Booking is essential. If you have not used their system before please create and register a profile on their booking system by clicking on the link below. You can use this to book all the sessions you need from this point on. Parents or carers need to stay with any children under the age of 8 and will need to book themselves onto the event too. Please note Play Torbay have introduced a small booking fee of £0.75 per person, per booking using Stripe a secure online payment system.

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  • Community Cooking course

    Published 30/06/23

    Families can join this FREE AND FUN family cooking 4-week course.

    Book in advance with Hannah using the email supplied. Check diaries – people need to be able to commit to 4 x Thursday sessions 4 – 6pm.

    Parents and children learn together, creating and eating a nutritious and budget-friendly main course and pudding on site at St Martin’s Hall on the Barton Hill Road.

    Informative and fun, the course covers budgeting, nutrition, portion control, celebrating the many positive impacts on physical and mental health.  Ingredients come from local supermarket essentials ranges, and the kitchen equipment used is basic. A great recipe book to take home too!

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  • Combe Pafford girls football tournament

    Published 21/06/23


    On Thursday 8th June, a group of girls ranging from years 7-9 took part in an all-girls football festival. The day consisted of a range of football activities to build confidence in skills and techniques. All girls that attended were very engaged in all the activities and represented Combe Pafford School extremely well. Towards the end of the day the girls took part in a football match where pupils were able to show off their talents! Brooke Fox was fantastic in goal and a special mention should go to Liv Avery, Phoebe Harris, Lexi Smith and Caitlin Bennett for scoring absolutely brilliant goals during the very tense match. At the end of the day all girls took part in a penalty shootout competition which ended with two Combe Pafford winners; Lexi Smith and Sienna Craythorn, who received medals for their achievement. All girls then received a certificate to celebrate their determination, participation and engagement throughout the day. Well done girls!


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  • David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Global Canvas Competition Update!

    Published 21/06/23

    Back in the Spring Term, Combe Pafford entered Global Canvas children’s art competition, an annual international art contest run by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).

    KS3 pupils at Combe Pafford entered ‘burst of life’ that can be seen in the photos below. I am pleased to announce that we came second in the world in our age category! The prize of £50 worth of art vouchers will be put towards some exciting new art resources to be used by the pupils.

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  • Year 8 visit to Brixham Battery Heritage Centre

    Published 21/06/23

    8B  - On Wednesday 14th June, we went to Brixham Battery Heritage Centre.


    When we first arrived, we were shown some RAF artefacts from World War II, such as a mounted anti-aircraft gun, which was very heavy. Next, we looked at a one man bomb shelter and a larger anti-aircraft gun that needed 6 men to operate it! Inside the museum, we held a few different guns and learnt that the British guns only cost 75p to make but didn’t have a safety cap. We saw the baby gas masks and the toddler ‘Mickey Mouse’ gas masks used during air raids. Finally, we walked around the Battery and saw the two restrooms which would hold up to seven men. We also looked at the tunnels where they stored the ammunition. We learnt that one of the buildings on the Battery was disguised as a cottage during the war so that it wouldn’t be targeted.

    In 8P, pupils learnt about a special coat that was worn by pilots during the war that had a map sewn into it, a compass button and money for the different countries they flew over so that if the pilots survived their plane crashing they could buy food and find their way home. They also enjoyed holding lots of the weapons from WW2 and learning about the effect the war had on the local area.

    8N had a fantastic Day out at Brixham Battery, we particularly enjoyed looking at the old shelters and viewing gun points - we couldn't believe how far the guns could fire!!

    8S had a great day outside of class at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre and it was even better because it was sunny! DJ said that he really enjoyed the museum artefacts especially seeing them and holding the guns. “I liked walking about the outside parts that were dug into the ground. They had amazing views over to Torquay,” said Savannah. Jacob, Joseph and Corina liked holding the old guns and sitting in the WW2 machine guns “that shot at Germans if they came".


    In 8C, the pupils really enjoyed seeing the weapons at Brixham Battery, including the Mouser, The MP40, MG42, P400, the walking stick gun and the Stern Gun.  They were really interested in being able to hold  them and experience of pretending that they were in the war.  They all remarked on the beautiful view and learnt that the reason the Battery was built  there was because of the vantage point being able to see across the whole Bay.  The guns in the lookout tower had a range of 7 miles, which is twice the length of the Bay and when fired were precise enough to hit an exact (building sized) target.  Some pupils said they were grateful for the Volunteers, some of which were ex-military who had served in the Falkland’s War for giving up their time to show them around.


    Written by pupils in 8B, 8P, 8S, 8C, 8N

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  • Devon & Torbay Music Education Hub

    Published 09/06/23


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