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

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

Please find below a message from the Flamingo Pool in Axminster asking for your support in the People's Millions vote tonight - All our schools use the Flamingo Pool for swimming lessons, and many parents and children use the pool regularly, so we would like to support them by publicising their efforts to raise this money for some fabulous new facilities for the whole community.

Today, you can make a difference!  All you need to do is vote for Flamingo Pool

Flamingo Pool is one of two projects shortlisted to win a £50,000 lottery grant today, Tuesday 25 November 2014.  The decision is solely based on the numbers of votes cast on the day.  Flamingo Pool are reliant on you to vote for them.

Have a look on ITV tonight at 6pm, they will be on there as part of People’s Millions.  The telephone numbers to phone are

Mobile: 6228212 – option 1

Landline: 09015 228212 – option 1 Read & See More »

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 »


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.

Mary's Meals

As part of their Harvest Collection the children at St. Andrew's Primary took part in the Mary’s Meals ‘Backpack Project’.  The project helps children who attend school but cannot afford the equipment or clothes they need.  We collected backpacks and filled them with the items from the list Mary’s Meals sent us.  We filled 40 backpacks which we sent to a warehouse.  The backpacks will then be sorted and sent to children who need them. We also collected £36.34.  


Party Time for Maple and Hazel Class

Having received a letter form a worried King Jeremy III, explaining he needed to throw a party but didn't know how, Maple and Hazel Classes came to the rescue. 

We looked carefully at what we would need to do to the throw a successful party, from writing the invitations and creating the decorations to finding and creating good recipes for healthy party food. When the planning stages had finished we threw a party to check that it would all work out appropriately. Having had a very successful party, complete with party games, we wrote a recount of the party to send to King Jeremy III so that he knew exactly what to do. 

Associated Schools


Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance


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