“Arguably one of the top places in the country to bring up a family,  Petrockstowe not only has some stunning scenery, but also a whole host of outstanding schools within close proximity”


Little Otters

Little Otters offers sessions for children from the age of 2. The pre-school is currently open 4 mornings a week from 9.15am to 12.45pm. The pre-school aims to enhance the development and education through play, and provides a safe and stimulating environment and to work within a framework, which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families. Find out more about the tarka federation

Primary & Secondary Schools

The Clinton School, Merton

Petrockstowe comes under the catchment area of the Clinton School, Merton. This school has recently been awarded a ‘good’ Ofsted report with certain areas of ‘outstanding’. The school is part of the Tarka Federation, a group of similar schools in the area. The latest Ofsted report is available below at this link:

Clinton Ofsted 2013

Great Torrington Academy

The Clinton school comes under the catchment area of Great Torrington School which has a specialist status in sport and received academy status in 2011. The latest Ofsted report awarded the school a ‘good’ status. To read the latest Ofsted report the link is available below:

GTS Ofsted Report

Shebbear College

The nearest independent school, Shebbear College, is located four miles away. To read the college’s latest ISI report,  or to visit the college website, follow the link below:

Sixth Form Colleges

Petroc College

The nearest Sixth Form College Petroc Sixth form, located in Barnstaple. Petroc offers a wide variety of courses, find out more:

Shebbear College

Shebbear College Sixth Form offers 23 A Level options. The college was recently rated ‘excellent’. In addition, the college is benefiting from a £3 million Campus development. To view more information about Shebbear College Sixth form, or to request a prospectus, follow the link below: