Coffee Cabin

Coffee Cabin

“Bringing parents and community together in the hub of Whiddon Valley.
Offering support, workshops and affordable drinks within a comfortable environment”

Opening Times
Term Time Monday - Friday
8.30 - 9.30 a.m & 2.30 - 3.30 p.m

New to the Coffee Cabin - January 2017
Cereal with milk
Toast with butter, jam or marmalade
Teacake with butter and jam
Orange or Apple Juice
Fairtrade Coffee
Fairtrade tea
Medium roast fresh filter coffee
Decaffeinated available
Fair Trade Tea
Hot chocolate Mountain with luxury with cream and marshmallows
Cold drinks and Sweet Treats also available

Coffee corner is a social hub for new and existing parents, guardians and relatives of Orchard Vale School. New parents coming into the school have found Coffee Corner to be invaluable as a platform to meeting others, forming friendships and finding new interests from the parent workshops.

Coffee Corner (CC) has been successfully running since April 2009. With support from The Barnstaple Learning Community grant scheme, CC has become a positive and vital tool for families and community to meet and chat over a hot drink. 

Friendships have been made and a new and exciting way of school and community life has strongly merged.

Parent Quotes

"As a new mum at the school and area I have found the Coffee Corner a brilliant place to make friends. The access to the Internet has been invaluable too."

"I think the workshops are fantastic as I have got chatting to other parents and have brought home some lovely things which I have made, it is nice to do something practical and feel part of the school."
IT Facilities
The coffee corner provides a valuable resource for all users of the coffee corner from beginner PC users learning how to use email, internet browsing and word processing to advanced users catching up with news and friends on social networks.

Creative Workshops
Coffee Corner offers a wide variety of workshops for parents of the school and the local community. Creative crafts have included sock monsters, willow wreaths, scented sachets and decoupage. Other workshops have focused on supporting your child through school with Help With Math’s and Reading With Your Child.

Keep an eye out on our calendar to see what exciting workshops are coming up!

Educational Sessions
Support for children and their families to develop skills and knowledge in areas of the curriculum is provided in an informal way to enable the parent and pupil to complete activities and read around the subject matter for a more thorough understanding on the topic as a whole.

On Friday, 30th September, the cake sale outside Coffee Cabin raised an incredible

 £125 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Just by baking and buying yummy treats you’ve made a massive difference in helping make sure that no one faces cancer alone.

We want to say a massive "Thank You" for your generosity and help in supporting this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!