St Cleer Primary Academy is set in a beautiful rural location with wonderful views of the Caradon hills. We have excellent school grounds with a large school field and football pitch, an attractive adventure playground, Forest School, gardening and environmental areas. The school even has its own miniature railway!

The school was recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding School. This is the highest grade awarded by Ofsted inspectors.

All staff at St Cleer Academy have high academic expectations of pupils which are both realistic and challenging. At the same time, we seek to foster each child’s sporting, creative and artistic talents, supporting the curriculum with a vibrant and enjoyable programme of extra-curricular activities. We believe it is important to recognise and celebrate the children’s personal achievements, whether secured in school or elsewhere. To help meet these objectives, the school works in active partnership with parents and continues to build positive relationships with the wider community in which our children live.

We are proud of the work that goes on in this school, and we are keen to share it with you.

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Mrs Stoate's last Blog

Posted: 25/07/2019
Catherine Stoate


I am writing to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your kind words, cards, gifts and the tea party yesterday to mark the ending of my happy 20 years at St Cleer School.

Most of all, I want to thank you for the "loan" of your precious children. It has been a great privilege and a real joy to have a small part in each one of these lives, and to have some influence on their growth as happy, fulfilled young people.

This last week has been very moving for me- and also there has been much fun! You may have heard how I was "stitched up" during a totally unfair competition entitled "Mrs Stoate has got Talent"!

It has been hard to thank each one of you personally, but please take this message as my sincere thanks to each of you for your support.

And I would like to say a special thank you to the PTA who are amazing, and gave me a lovely tea yesterday, with numerous cakes all with my face on them!

The children and the wonderful staff at St Cleer School are very special. This school community has a unique nurturing ethos in which children's well being as whole people comes first.

Have a really happy summer holidays, returning to school on Thursday 5th September.

Very best wishes

Catherine Stoate Headteacher.


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Mrs Catherine Stoate

Well Lane
St Cleer
PL14 5EA

01579 342196

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