Please note that Tuesday 23rd September is a non-pupil day.

Welcome to Orchard Vale Community School

Orchard Vale Primary is nestled in the Whiddon Valley estate on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon. We have approximately 350 children within the school which includes a 52 place Nursery and Speech and Language Centre.

We opened on 13th September 1999 to provide a Community school for the surrounding area of Whiddon Valley.

The school building is set at the top of the valley, the modern innovative design provides a spacious learning environment with many designated areas for specific learning activities. From the outside, the school is constructed from red brick, sustainable forest wood and recycled oak windows. The building is surrounded by a large playground and field that includes a fitness trail, climbing wall, willow domes and tunnels and forest school area.

Orchard Vale has three core aims:

  • High quality education through a culture of learning for all
  • Commitment to working with and for our community
  • Developing an understanding and commitment to sustainability 

Latest news


1st September, 2014

Orchard Vale on Twitter

28th January, 2014