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400 teams of 6 hike 35, 45 or 55 miles depending on age over the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors or check points over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient & camp overnight.

'The impact Ten Tors has had on me is to push through the pain barrier and to keep going until you cross the finish line! To me, it means that now I have achieved the bronze 35 mile, I am going for gold 55 mile when I am old enough.' Misha Higgerson (35 mile)

The Ten Tors Challenge is organised by the Army, specifically Headquarters South West, from its Moor Group Headquarters at Okehampton Camp. It is assisted by the Royal Navy (with manpower and helicopters), the Royal Air Force and the Dartmoor Rescue Group: between them they oversee the participants and their safety.

The following Poltair students took part in Ten Tors 2018 last weekend:

35 Milers

  • Jak Brassington (Team Leader)
  • Misha Higgerson
  • Morgan Holland
  • Lewis McCullough
  • Tom Preston-Harley
  • Richard Weighill

45 Milers

  • Jared Brown
  • Rachael Hide
  • Liam Williams

These students pushed themselves to their physical and mental limits and are an inspiration to others. They have trained on Dartmoor for the past 8 months in preparation for this weekend. They deserve to be acknowledged for the guts, commitment and determination they have shown repeatedly throughout the whole experience.

'Ten Tors has completely changed me as a person and it has changed my perspective on a lot of things. A few years ago I did not know about Ten Tors and now I have completed it twice. It is an amazing experience and an opportunity to find out about yourself and what you are capable of achieving - things that you would never have found before.' Jak Brassington (35 mile Team Leader)

Ten Tors changes everyone who is exposed to it; participant, parent, family, checker, Team Manager.

'Ten Tors has changed my life. I started in Year 9 and want to achieve more as a result. It has left me with a desire to succeed and a huge respect for Dartmoor. The weekend and season has been a unique experience but I am very grateful to Miss B for keeping 45 team hopes alive.' Liam Williams (45 mile)

As Team Manager, the journey for the young people involved is more than can be put into words. Eight months of training later, teams have united & created trust, belief & friendship in each other like no other. It really has been a test in survival of the fittest and the toughest 35 milers and an ongoing journey for how mentally strong young the 45 milers are. You are a credit to yourselves, your families and Poltair. I am proud to be a Team Manager & I am incredibly proud of my participants of 2018.

Helen Blackburn Poltair Ten Tors Team Manager (35 & 45 mile)

Poltair students Ten Tors 2018
Poltair students Ten Tors 2018
Poltair students Ten Tors 2018
Poltair students Ten Tors 2018
Poltair students Ten Tors 2018

Year 6 Transition

Helping to support parents and students with the transition from Primary to Secondary School

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.

We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.


Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.

Moments in Time 2020

A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.

The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.

Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.

Some fantastic work on there already:

Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest



Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!