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

Sport's Day...WoW!

What a success!  Thank you to all that came to support us, and to the staff for the organisation. The children had a wonderful morning and we congratulate Dragons for their victory.  I have never seen the 'slow bike race' done before, or seen so many parents take part in the sprint.  Well done everyone!

An Unexpected Event

Robin class were able to see an Air Ambulance land on the playing fields last Friday, which was attending an incident in Lyme. The children were very sensible in moving to a safe place and we talked about the sorts of things Air Ambulances do. The pilot of the Air Ambulance was kind enough to let us have a quick look at the helicopter and talked us through some of the features! The children asked lots of questions! Robin class hopes that the poorly person who had to have the Air Ambulance gets well soon!

Coventry Cathedral

On Wednesday 24th June, Emma, Hannah and Natalia from Coventry Cathedral came to visit.  They met and talked with children and looked at our continuing work as a Cross of Nails School.  Feniton and St Lukes were awarded Cross of Nails this week - it's exciting to explore ways that we can work together in the future.


Y6 Transition Day

Year 6 enjoyed an introductory transition day at their secondary schools this week.  We are extremely proud of the students that they have become - they are excellent ambassadors for our school!

Our First Reading Challenge Champion

Well done Sofia, from Kingfisher Class.  You completed the challenge and were picked out of the hat.  You choose a David Walliams Book to take home and enjoy.  Remember to keep reading- it could be YOU next!