FORT Federation

Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett

FORT Federation Vision. "Living, loving and learning forever:  becoming the best as we journey together"

The FORT Federation is made up of Awliscombe and Payhembury Church of England schools that came together in 2015.
The schools lie in two valleys in the southern shadow of the sleeping giant, FORT Hembury

Our Vision
Jesus came to bring life in all its fullness and in the first miracle at Cana in Galilee Jesus showed that fullness means abundant and extra-ordinary, the finest, sparkling, the best it can be. John Ch 2
•To create an innovative curriculum that is creative, engaging and purposeful for all children set in a real-life context of Christ.
•To ensure excellence permeates every aspect of school life
•To develop resilient learners who take risks and learn from their mistakes
•To ignite a lifelong thirst for learning.



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.

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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