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Welcome to Dunster First School's web site

Peter Hoyland

Headteacher

Dunster First School
13 St Georges Street
Dunster
Minehead
TA24 6RX

Tel : (01643) 821254
Fax : (01643) 821243

e-mail : office@dunster.somerset.sch.uk


Click on the links button and open the parents category to find a map for Dunster First school.

 

Dunster  First School is a
co-educational day school for pupils aged 4 to 9. In the year 2014 to 2015  there are 143 children on the roll.

 

There is close liaison with Dunster Pre-School, which is located on the school site. Most of the children who attend Dunster First School start at Dunster Pre-School.

 

"Dunster is an excellent school; our child will leave a very confident child with many happy memories of his first school. As a parent it is nice to feel you could not have made a better choice for your child." (Year 4 Parent writing in the 2014 Parents and Carers Survey)

 

Our school aims to provide a safe, happy, caring and well ordered environment in which learning can take place and where each child is valued as an individual. Work set matches the individual children's needs and abilities and the school aims to give special help to children with Special Educational Needs as well as to very able children.

 

The school's mission statement is to, "Expect the best in everything - then play your part in achieving it."

 

The school moved into the present building in 1872 which was extended and modified in 1961, 1988 and 2000. It has a large hall and kitchen facilities. Some of the classrooms have their own toilets and cloakrooms. Outside there is an outdoor heated swimming pool and changing room, two playgrounds and two playing fields.


Situated just within the Exmoor National Park, close to the historic Church with its carillon and dovecote, the school enjoys close ties with the village of Dunster. A number of local businesses support the school with prizes for fundraising and local people often come into school to talk to the children or to help with reading and craft work.
The strong Friends of Dunster School organises a range of fundraising and social events including the now famous Gig in the Garden. In the past the Friends of Dunster School have raised funds to finance the building of our swimming pool and a new PE store.

For information about admissions contact the Local Authority's Parent Enquiry Line on 0845 456 4038 or click on 'Admissions' under Links

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