Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

About Us

We are very proud of our school!

Marpool Primary School is a government funded two form entry state school in the vibrant town of Exmouth. We also have a wonderful teacher-led nursery and a Resource Base overseen by our specialist team. There are currently 460 children at Marpool. 

Our school is situated on an extensive and attractive site that offers exceptional educational opportunities. The school grounds provide hard surface play areas, a playing field and well equipped play spaces. There are many different habitats, including ponds, wooded areas and a sensory garden. Our school grounds provide a valuable resource that is used to promote quality in all areas of our work. The grounds, combined with qualified and dedicated staff, enables us to provide children in our community with a wonderful ‘Forest School’ experience.

Our inquisitive goats, Salt and Pepper, also keep us company, as do our chickens and fish. Our daily Animal Club provides our children with a combination of experiences and opportunities to develop their leadership and social skills in small groups. 

We keep the needs of children central to our work and decision-making and provide for all according to individual need, promoting confidence, self-worth and an aspiration to achieve.

Marpool have recently formed a management partnership called The Exe Estuary Federation with Countess Wear Community School and Clyst Heath Primary SchoolMrs Rachel Pattison is the Executive Headteacher of all three schools and Mrs Liz Threlfall is the Head of School at Marpool, overseeing the day-to-day running. It is a collaborative partnership where resources and expertise are shared. 

Please do take a look around our website to find out more about us.


Talented, caring teachers and other adults work as a dedicated team to create an environment in which pupils have the opportunity to thrive.

Pupils behave well and show a high degree of care for each other and for the school environment. Pupils feel very safe.

 Ofsted report