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Welcome to the webpage for the Federation of Cutcombe and Timberscombe Church of England First Schools!

Founded by Richard Elsworth in 1714

Our two small village schools share a headteacher and a governing body.  Recently 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.

Safeguarding Statement:

Our children's welfare is of paramount importance. Please help us to achieve this by being vigilant and reporting any concerns to the school.We have staff, trained in Safeguarding, who will be happy to follow up your concerns. Alternatively, you can receive advice from Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224. Both schools fully recognise their legal responsibilities with regards to safeguarding and the contribution they can make to protect children and support pupils in schools. We recognise our role in the implementation of the Prevent Duty Guidance and our statutory duties with regards to FGM.

Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibilty.

Vision Statement:

Governors' Vision Statement.pdfGovernors' Vision Statement.pdf


 Diary Dates 2016 - 2017

ECF Term Dates and Holidays 2016-17.pdfECF Term Dates and Holidays 2016-17.pdf


Tuesday 3rd                              Back to School (no INSET)
Friday 13th                               Year 3/4 Friday football session 1 at Dunster
Tuesday 17th                            Road Safety talk for both schools
Friday 20th                               Year 3/4 Friday football session 2 at Dunster
Thursday 26th / Friday 27th                  Bristol Residential for Year 3s
Friday 27th                               Year 4 Football at Dunster (parents to drive and supervise)
Friday 3rd                                 Football Gala at Knights Templar
Tuesday 7th                              Safer Internet Day
Friday 10th                               INSET (no children in school)
Saturday 11th                           HALF TERM (Friday 17th – Sunday 19th Snowdrop Café at Cutcombe)
Monday 20th                                        Back to School
Wednesday 22nd                      Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar
Wednesday 1st             (Ash Wednesday)    Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar
Scooter and Skateboard Day for both schools
Thursday 2nd                            World Book Day
Tuesday 7th                              Both Class 2 ECF Musical at Minehead Middle School (day and evening)
Wednesday 8th                                     Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar
Tuesday 14th                            Both Class 2 Stone Age visit to Taunton Museum
Wednesday 15th                       Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar
Wednesday 22nd                      Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar
Friday 24th                               Comic Relief Day
Wednesday 29th                       Years 3 and 4 swimming at Knights Templar (final session)

Saturday 1st                             EASTER HOLIDAYS
Friday 14th                  Good Friday
Sunday 16th                 Easter Sunday
Wednesday 19th          Back to School
Thursday 20th              Stranger Danger talk for both schools
Monday 24th  - Wednesday 26th                       Pinkery Residential for Year 4s
Monday 1st                  Bank Holiday
Tuesday 9th                  Whole School and Leavers’ Photographs
Saturday 27th                           HALF TERM
Monday 5th                  Back to School
Friday 9th                     Catchball Gala at Minehead Middle School
Friday 16th                   Year 4 half day visit to Minehead Middle School
Wednesday 21st           Country Dancing Festival at Cleeve Abbey, Class 2s
Friday 23rd                   Simonsbath Festival Concert at Moorland Hall, Class 2s
Wednesday 28th           Year 4 Parents’ Meeting at Minehead Middle School
Tuesday 4th                  Move Up Day
Thursday 6th                Area Sports Day
Friday 7th                     Year 4 Orienteering at Dunster Castle
Sunday 9th                   Beacon to Beach
Thursday 20th              Cutcombe Leavers Service 2pm St John’s
Friday 21st                   Timberscombe Leavers Service 1.30pm St Petrock’s
Saturday 22nd                                      SUMMER HOLIDAY

(Monday 24th de-aggregated INSET)
Back to School Tuesday 5th September 2017








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Montage of school activities.