Welcome to Our Federation

West Berry Federation consists of two primary schools situated within 6 miles of each other: Berrynarbor VC Primary School and West Down Primary school. 

We have one governing body consisting of members from each community. They contribute to our current success and help us continue to improve and move forwards.  We have a senior management team working to ensure the smooth running of the federation as a whole. We work together to maintain high levels of communication, superb standards of teaching and a wholly inclusive federation.

We are very proud of the community spirit we have within the federation, both schools are situated within small, semi rural villages and we strive to involve the children in community life wherever possible. We hold numerous events involving other members of the villages.  For example, meals cooked by the children for the ‘senior dudes,’ which is extremely popular with our local residents. A huge strength of our federation is that we are constantly learning and improving from each other’s experiences and knowledge. We are excited by new initiatives and thrive on the challenges involved.

The West Berry Federation encourages an inclusive style of teaching, we believe that every child can grow, thrive and enjoy their primary school career here with us.

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Berrynarbor VC Primary 


Nr Ilfracombe


 EX34 9SE


 01271 883493


West Down School 

West Down 

Nr Ilfracombe


EX34 8NF


 01271 863461