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

Garden Fayre Enterprise Project

What a tremendous event this turned out to be.  This began as a small idea for an enterprise project in years five and six, and grew into a whole-school fayre.  Children from all year groups designed, made, grew and created products to sell on stalls, while Herons and Owls worked on smaller group projects, trying to maximise their profits.  Huge thanks to the PTFA for providing us with refreshments and support.  We raised £400 altogether. 

Showcase of Talents

On Thursday last week, Year 6 treated us to a showcase of their talents.  We had fantastic singing, funky dancing, comedy, musical instruments, poetry and more.  Well done Year 6- you made us very proud, as you have done all year!

Reading Challenge Winners

Well done girls-  your names were picked out of the hat and you have chosen your books!

News from Ofsted

I am attaching a letter that came out to schools this week regarding the new inspection process.  There have been so many changes in recent years, in terms of the process, expectations and Government agenda, but this gives us an idea of what to expect from September.

Huge Success for the Small Wheeze!

On Saturday at 9am, when many were tucked up in bed, a number of parents and children prepared to run 2km around the village.  This annual event raised £283 in total and we are so grateful for all the support.  The PTFA have again done a tremendous job, not least for cooking such an epic bacon, sausage and egg sandwich.

The top results were:

1st - Raf - 6.45 mins2nd - William - 7.00 mins3rd - Merlin - 7.10 mins4th - Issy - 7.17 mins5th - Henry - 7.27 mins Everyone had fun and did very well.  Thank you again!