FORT Federation

Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett

FORT Federation Vision. "Growing together; aiming high"

Our vision for the Federation is of a family of schools founded on strong Christian values. Working together, we are stronger than we could be alone. We develop inspiring work and play space across the Federation. Our children, always curious about the world around them, take pride in their school and the Federation. They are eager to excel and to help others to do so too.
Our staff work together across the Federation. With constant support and exciting resources, they feel valued, confident and secure. They have the highest expectations of every child.
Each of our schools lies at the heart of its community. It is strongly supported by parents, other local people and businesses, and shares its success with them



Welcome to The FORT Federation. We are two small rural primary schools nestled on the edge of the Blackdown hills partnered together to make the federation, we are only a few miles apart.

FORT stands for Fostering friendship, One vision, Readiness to learn and Trusting in God. Our schools are only a few miles apart.
Samuel 22:2 ‘The lord is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer’
At the heart of everything we do are the children. The seven years they spend with us is an extremely precious time of enormous growth and change. We seek to make every opportunity a learning experience and squeeze the best out of each and every day.
Although learning is our core purpose, so is laughter, friendship, challenge, exploration and collaboration. The aim of this website is to give you the general ethos of the Federation, its broad educational philosophy and to provide you with useful information.

Both individual schools websites can be accessed from the images below or the top menu bar and we hope that you find the information you are looking for. If not please call either school and we will be able to answer your questions.
Best wishes,
Mrs Hammett. Executive Headteacher
Payhembury                                               Awliscombe 

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