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 »

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.

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

Thank you from the Flamingo Pool in Axminster to all our parents and staff who voted in the People's Millions TV show . All our schools use the Flamingo Pool for swimming lessons, and many parents and children use the pool regularly, so we are delighted that they have received a cheque for £50,000 to purchase an Aqua Gym for use by the whole community. 

Launch of Acorn Multi Academy Trust

Four local schools have joined together to create the new Acorn Multi Academy Trust.  Mrs Ethelston’s Uplyme, St Andrew’s Chardstock, Axminster Community Primary School and Marshwood Primary School have converted to academies and will form The Acorn Multi Academy Trust coming into effect from 1st November 2014. The schools will leave their respective Local Authorities, Devon and Dorset, to become a free standing group of schools directly funded from central government. Representatives of local people will be directly responsible for the quality and development of the education of local children.

Whilst the four schools will operate under the umbrella of the Acorn Academy Trust each will maintain its own distinctive ethos and the parents are reassured that the identity of the three Church of England schools and the one community school will be carefully preserved through the oversight of their individual governing bodies.

This exciting opportunity brings the four schools into a highly effective, close knit, educational organisation which brings enjoyment and success for the pupils and satisfaction and professional development for all the staff. Read & See More »


If you missed our recent 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.

Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary, Uplyme - 01297 442210

St Andrew's CE Primary, Chardstock - 01460 220534

Marshwood CE Primary - 01297 678224

Membury Community Primary - 01404 881491

Axminster Community Primary - 01297 33005

St Andrew's Early Years Centre, Chardstock - 01460 220534

Academy Consultation


A summary of the questions and answers from the meetings held in September are available for information.  Please click here for a copy.