Mr James Akhurst

Head of School NSC & Associate Member

Mr James Akhurst

Associate Member

I have been Head of School at Newton St. Cyres for 2 years after working in the federation at Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School and Newton St. Cyres as a class teacher. I have worked with a wide range of age groups and still enjoy teaching, working across the classes during the teacher’s PPA time.

I have a keen interest in sport and this ultimately led me to my career path as a teacher. Working at Saracens Rugby Club in London I worked closely alongside the local primary schools as a community development officer and followed this up by completing a PGCE at Exeter University.

I am incredibly lucky to work with such a dedicated teaching team here at Newton St. Cyres and we are also fortunate to have a new school building, fit for a modern education and one which facilitates fantastic teaching and learning.

Exe Valley Federation
Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School

Cheriton Fitzpaine,
Devon EX17 4AN

01363 866456
Newton St Cyres Primary School

Station Road
Newton St Cyres

01392 851267
Thorverton C of E Primary School

School Lane,
Devon EX5 5NR

01392 860374