‘Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.’ - Mahatma Gandhi
In 2014, Calstock and Stoke Climsland primary schools federated to pool our expertise and resources, to embrace a challenging and ever-changing educational landscape together. The schools take every opportunity to collaborate and share experiences and expertise, whilst maintaining their own identities.
People and relationships are at the heart of our schools: our children, teachers and staff, families and friends all make our schools special. The children at Calstock and Stoke Climsland schools, and what is right for them, remain the central focus for all staff and members of our school community at all times. Our vision and values recognise these strengths while also reflecting our aspirations, and are at the core of everything we do.
Our schools welcome children to a community of learning where expectations are high but all effort and achievement, in any area, is valued. Together we seek to broaden horizons and provide the knowledge, skills and confidence to flourish in the wider world. Our self-designed curriculum embraces the arts, music, sports, global learning and the outdoors, alongside traditional academic subjects, in order to harness our children's many and varied talents and interests. Both schools pride themselves in their 'family feel' and village character, but we are open to change whenever we can do better for our children.