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Welcome to the webpage for the Federation of

Cutcombe and Timberscombe Church of England First Schools!

Founded by Richard Ellsworth in 1714

Our Ethos

Our two small village schools share a headteacher and a governing body.  On the last inspection judged "Outstanding" and "Good with Outstanding Features" by OFSTED, our schools offer very individual personalised teaching with small class sizes and a friendly, nurturing family atmosphere. 
Ethos Statement of the Beacon Federation
The Federation aims to serve its communities by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
It will offer an enhanced learning environment through increased interaction of children, staff and parents.
The sharing of resources and staff expertise will give a greater capacity for curriculum development and will promote and sustain high standards of teaching and learning.

Vision Statement:

We Love, Live and Learn Together

Website Materials

Please contact either school if you require paper-copies of any of the information on our website.
Please do contact us if you need copies of any of our published materials in an alternative format (for example: braille, audio or large-print) and we will make arrangements to provide this free of charge.


 Term Dates 2016 - 2017

Events coming up:


​Black - both schools Bold - new dates
Red - Cutcombe only ​Green - Timbercombe only



Tuesday 18th            Back to School
Thursday 20th           Stranger Danger talk for both schools
Monday 24th                     Pinkery Residential for Year 4s
                                  Leave Cutcombe 8:30am,Timberscombe 8:45am
Wednesday 26th             Return Timberscombe approx. 3pm, Cutcombe: 3:15pm
Monday 1st               Bank Holiday
Thursday 4th            Bags2School collection at Cutcombe
Friday 5th                Mobile Library at both schools
Tuesday 9th             Whole School and Leavers’ Photographs
Monday 15th             SATS start for year 2
Tuesday 23rd           Timberscombe New  Parents Induction evening – 6pm
Wednesday 24th       Cutcombe New Reception Parents Induction Evening- 6pm
Thursday 24th         Timberscombe Duck Race
Saturday 27th                           HALF TERM
Monday 5th              Back to School
Friday 9th                Catchball Gala at Minehead Middle School
Monday 12th            Class 2 River Walk
Friday 16th              Year 4 half day visit to Minehead Middle School
Wednesday 28th       Country Dancing Festival at Cleeve Abbey, Class 2s
Friday 23rd           Simonsbath Festival Concert at Moorland Hall,       Cutcombe Class 2   1.45pm
Wednesday 28th     Year 4 Parents’ Meeting at Minehead Middle School- 6.30pm
Monday 3rd              School Sports Day
Tuesday 4th             Move Up Day
Thursday 6th            Area Sports Day
Friday 7th                Year 4 Orienteering at Dunster Castle
Sunday 9th               Beacon to Beach
Friday 14th              Cricket Festival at Dunster Cricket Club (tbc)
Monday 17th             Crealy
Wednesday 19th        School Picnic
Thursday 20th           Cutcombe Leavers’ Service 2pm St John’s
Friday 21st               Timberscombe Leavers’ Service 1.30pm St Petrock’s
Saturday 22nd                                      SUMMER HOLIDAY
Back to School Tuesday 5th September 2017

 Diary Dates

ECF Term Dates and Holidays 2017-18.pdf
28/03/2017 19:36No presence informationMarcus.Capel - SCH.363
Term Dates 2016-2017.docx
07/03/2017 20:44No presence informationAlison.Blackmore - SCH.363