Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy

At St. Andrew's Primary and Early Years Centre we aim to create a happy school with high standards of achievement and behaviour in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.  Our Christian values underpin everything we do and we recognise the strengths of each unique individual.

There has been a school serving the village of Chardstock and the surrounding area since 1712.  Our new school opened in 2009 and provides extensive modern facilities, including a variety of outdoor spaces for playing and learning.

I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative but the best way to get a real feel about us is to come and visit.  You will receive a very warm welcome and we look forward to meeting you.

Gerard Rourke

Head of St Andrew's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy

Baby and Toddler Group

Chardstock Baby and Toddler Group takes place at St. Andrew's Primary every Monday morning from 9.30 am until 11.30 am (term time only). 
We are a fun, relaxed toddler group who offer lots of toys for the children to play with plenty of space for the children to explore, and a fun "messy" activity for the children to take part in each week.  

We charge just £1 per child which includes drinks and biscuits!

Next Monday will be our last session before the Easter holidays and we will be making some lovely Easter cards using our footprints!

Why not come and join us?

Supporting Comic Relief

The whole school supported Comic Relief and raised a brilliant total of £100.  The children came to school dressed in red and they also paid 20p to tell a funny joke to the rest of their class.  The winning jokes were published in the school's weekly newsletter and a selection are here to make you chuckle.

“Why do I not like camping?” Because it is too ‘intense’  (George)

 “Why do golfers wear 2 pairs of underpants?”    In case they get a hole in one (Matthew H)

Once a boy went to school and his homework was to learn the first 4 letters of the alphabet.  So when he went back home he asked his mum “What’s the first letter of the alphabet?”

“Oh shut up” she replied.  The boy went to his dad who as watching the football math.

“Dad what’s the second letter of the alphabet?”

“Yes” his dad answered because Liverpool scored the first goal.

The boy went into his sister’s room.  His sister was listening to Michael Jackson.

“What’s the third letter of the alphabet?” he asked

“Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson!” she sang Read & See More »

Budding Designers

Hazel class have been looking at Mrs Armitage on wheels as part of their topic work. Through their enrichment activities with Mrs Hogarth the children have been designing and making their own vehicles. The children are very proud of their work and would like to show you the end product. Click the heading for more photos

Oak Class Trip to London

On Wednesday 11th March, children from Year 5 and 6 from St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day.  The children flew from Exeter to London City Airport. They had an early start arriving at the airport at 5:30am and were in the air before the sun rose. After having a bird’s eye view of the Shard and other landmarks, the class touched down before 8am. Excitedly, they caught the DLR to the Tower of London and the tube onto Westminster. 

Neil Parish, the school’s MP, had arranged for a tour of the House of Lords which gave the children a fantastic insight into British democracy and its history. They also managed to fit in a trip to Natural History Museum and a boat trip down the Thames before catching their flight home. 


Click the heading to see other photos

Go Active Holiday Club

Go Active will be running their highly successful holiday club again during the Easter holidays. This time they will be running them at Axminster Leisure Centre.  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 30th March - Thursday 2nd April and Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th April

Children from St. Andrew's Primary qualify for a discounted rate of £10 per day if booked before Monday 23rd March 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)