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

A Very Magical Christmas Story

The children from Reception and KS1 have been busy rehearsing for their nativity "A Very Magical Christmas Story".  This tells the nativity story through the eyes of three children who fall into a Christmas story book.The children performed to packed audiences of parents and friends and were brilliant.  A lovely way to celebrate Christmas.

Roman Invasion

Willow Class (Year 3 and 4) stepped back in time for the day. They came to school dressed up as Iron Age Britains and had the opportunity to look at Roman food, Roman artefacts and try on Roman clothing.  Oliver Martin from RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) joined the children for the day dressed as a Roman soldier.  We think he may have given some people from the village a shock as he did go for a walk still wearing his costume! Please click on the heading for more photos

Art Exhibition

Children from the ArTime art club have worked with Mrs Bowie looking at primary, secondary and tertiary colours, they have also tried their hand at landscapes, portraits, abstract painting and figurative art.  The children held an evening art exhibition for the parents, raising £100 which will be spent on art books for the school library. Please click on the head to see more photos

St Andrew’s recognised for its high achievement

St Andrew’s C of E Primary Academy Chardstock has received a high ranking in the BBC’s school league table. The school’s results place it 34th out of all state primary schools nationally. The table also shows the school as the second highest performing in Devon.

Mrs Rice (Executive Head) and Mr Rourke (Head of School) would like to thank the entire staff, governors, parents and especially the hardworking children for this success.

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.

Associated Schools


Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance


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