Welcome to Acorn Multi Academy Trust

Welcome to Acorn Multi Academy Trust

Welcome to the website of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust. We are four schools working together to strive for excellence in all we do. We have a clear focus on school improvement to ensure that all of the children achieve the best possible outcomes in all areas of school life. 

All of the schools are in rural parts of East Devon and West Dorset, on the boundaries of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

They are:

Each school serves its own community and has its own unique identity which is monitored by a local governing body. Now working together as one organisation, led by a single  Board of Directors, and a joint Senior Leadership Team, we are able to offer our children the highest possible standard of teaching and learning Read & See More »


If you missed our open mornings and would like to visit one of our schools for a tour and to meet the staff, then please contact us on the numbers below to arrange a visit.

  • Axminster Community Primary - 01297 33005
  • Marshwood CE Primary - 01297 678224
  • Membury Community Primary - 01404 881491
  • Membury Pre-School - 01404 881491
  • Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary, Uplyme - 01297 442210
  • St Andrew's CE Primary, Chardstock - 01460 220534
  • St Andrew's Early Years Centre, Chardstock - 01460 220534

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

All the schools have been fund raising for Comic Relief - Staff and children alike have been wearing red and donning silly hairstyles. Mrs Ethelston's raised £196, St Andrew's £102, and Axminster Primary raised a magnificent £553.

Pictured is one of our kitchen ladies who took part in a 'bake off' to make 350 Red Nose buns and cookies for the children at all the schools Portlocks' Pantry deliver to - Well done, and thank you from all the children.

Oak Class Trip to London

On Wednesday 11th March, children from Year 5 and 6 from St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day.  The children flew from Exeter to London City Airport. They had an early start arriving at the airport at 5:30am and were in the air before the sun rose. After having a bird’s eye view of the Shard and other landmarks, the class touched down before 8am. Excitedly, they caught the DLR to the Tower of London and the tube onto Westminster. 

Neil Parish, the school’s MP, had arranged for a tour of the House of Lords which gave the children a fantastic insight into British democracy and its history. They also managed to fit in a trip to Natural History Museum and a boat trip down the Thames before catching their flight home. 


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World Book Day

World Book Day

All the Acorn Multi Academy Trust Schools celebrated World Book Day in style! Events included visits by authors, writing competitions, story time, and, of course, dressing up as characters from favourite books. Click on the heading for more photos, and visit the individual school websites to see what happened at each school.

St Andrew’s recognised for its high achievement

St Andrew’s C of E Primary Academy Chardstock has received a high ranking in the BBC’s school league table. The school’s results place it 34th out of all state primary schools nationally. The table also shows the school as the second highest performing in Devon.

Mrs Rice (Executive Head) and Mr Rourke (Head of School) would like to thank the entire staff, governors, parents and especially the hardworking children for this success.