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 School, 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

Go Active Club

Go Active will be running their highly successful holiday club again at St Andrew's Primary School, Chardstock this half term. These clubs have proved hugely popular and the feedback has been amazing - Street surfing being a particular hit!

Click this link to book your sessions http://www.go-active.org/ Only £15 - £20 per day (7 to 9 hours)

The dates for this holiday are Monday - 16th - 20th February 2015

Children from Mrs Ethelston's Primary qualify for a discounted rate of £10 per day if booked before 13th February at the school office . Children from other schools are welcome - please use the online booking form http://www.go-active.org/ 

Children will need to bring a packed lunch, drinks, suitable clothing and footwear (protective equipment is provided)

PTFA Christmas Bazaar 28th November

This year the Mrs Ethelston's PTFA Christmas Bazaar is being held in the Village Hall at 3.30 pm on Friday November 28th. This year the PTFA are raising funds for an outside learning area at the school. There will be lots of stalls and Santa's Grotto, and this is sure to be as busy and popular as ever. Everyone welcome!

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 »

OPEN MORNINGS

Parents of children starting Reception Class in September 2015 are invited to visit on our Open Mornings to meet with staff and tour the facilities.

  • Membury Primary School 12th November 9.30 - 12 noon 
  • Mrs Ethelston's Primary Uplyme 13th November 10.00 a.m.

Tel: 01297 442210 to book a tour

  • St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock and Marshwood Primary 18th November
  • Please visit between 9.30 - 12 noon

If you are unable to attend our Open Mornings please call the individual school to arrange a visit at a convenient time.

We look forward to meeting you.