Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy

We are proud to welcome you to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy, part of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust.  Situated in the attractive village of Uplyme on the Dorset/ Devon border, we have 177 children in seven classes.  While our site is small, we are fortunate to have the use of our beautiful church and well-equipped village hall. 

 "Mrs Ethelston’s VA Primary school is a Christian community where the love of God and the uniqueness of each individual as created in the image of God are celebrated.

The school is at the heart of the church and local community. This has a profound impact on the children’s academic, personal and spiritual development as well as their achievement."   SIAMS report June 2013

Our school community works together, striving to give the children the best possible education.  We want the children from Mrs Ethelston's to be proud of their school and themselves.  We want them to become well-rounded, reflective individuals who have an enjoyment of learning, and rise to a challenge. 

Ofsted confirm that ,"Pupils' achievement is excellent. They make very good progress from the moment they start in the Foundation Stage.  By the time they leave at the end of Year 6, pupils attain high standards, especially in english, mathematics and science."

This website will give you a flavour of the school and some background information, but the best way to get to know us better is to come and see us!  Please contact the school if you would like any additional information, or to arrange a visit.

Michaela Kite

Head of School, Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy

Year Five Football

This is the match report from our football coach, Sam, on Thursday's football tournament.  What a great piece to read- well done footballers!

We turned up with a full year 5 team, who involved Fred (C) Ben, Jevan, Joel, Harrison, Merlin and Raf. Some of whom I hadn't seen play football before. However, after the first game which we lost they showed heart and determination to play football. The usual football club participants show their qualities and the style of football we work on which was brilliant, and the others started to show adaption to the style late into that first game. The second game came along and WOW! We went out the blocks all guns blazing! winning a staggering 6-0 considering the lack of experience in competitive football within our team. Read & See More »

Year 6 Residential

The children from Year 6 at St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock, Mrs Ethelston's Primary Uplyme and Membury Primary set off today for a week long residential at Knapp House.  The first photograph has been emailed to the school showing the children getting into groups following a tour of Knapp House.  They are looking forward to a fun filled week taking part in lots of outdoor activities.  

Day 1 The children were split into two groups.  One went surfing at Westward Ho! whilst the other group had a"Ringo" ride up the river. After a huge dinner the children had a go a go karting.

Day 2 After a peaceful night(!), a morning jog and a large breakfast the children began their morning activities.

Day 3:
Everyone slept well again, big breakfast to start the day. Today's activities are canoeing climbing and then a trip on a powerboat this evening.

Day 4: Everyone slept a little longer this morning! Today the groups are playing games by the sea, rock pooling and rock climbing before the disco this evening

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Our PTFA help us celebrate VE Day

Huge thanks to everyone who baked (and ate!) scones on Friday to celebrate the 70 year anniversary of VE Day.  The PTFA did a great job of cutting, spreading, serving and clearing up the aftermath!  We were glad the weather held, and Mrs Wilding kindly lent us some beautiful bunting and memorabilia.

Fabulous Fossil Festival

Swifts had a wonderful visit to the Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis last Friday.  They walked to the marquees, where they took part in six different fossil workshops.  They learnt about the discoveries made by William Smith, explored how volcanoes erupt and investigated a dinosaur murder mystery!  The staff from the Natural History Museum in London shared a range of artefacts with them, including ancient fossils and real life meteorites.

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