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

Oak Class Enterprise Project

On Friday, Jacky from Ferne Animal Sanctuary visited our school. She came to collect a cheque of £181.58 that we donated to Ferne. We raised this amount of money by teaming up with people we don’t usually work with and using our ideas to make products to sell at the May Fayre. We had to make products by using the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle theme. Some of our products included bird feeders, plants in jam jars, cress heads, book marks and origami. All 5 groups sold really well.

Written by the children

Year 5 and 6 Drama Workshop

On 30th June Oak Class did a drama workshop with Cindy, Nick and Beth. Mrs Gilmour White and Mr Rourke organised this to improve our play, which is Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies .To begin with Nick gave us some patterns which involved stamping and clapping, We had to copy this. He also gave us some small activities to build up for the play. Finally we ran through parts of the play and they gave us advice on how to appear better on stage.Click on heading for more photos.

Written by the children

Visit from Dr Usher

Willow class were lucky enough to have a visit from Dr Usher, from Colyton Grammar School, leading an investigation about Home Sweet Home. The children discussed habitats, adaptations and branching keys. After conducting a bug hunt in the school grounds, they returned to the classroom to think about food chains, naming producers and consumers. Click on the heading for more pictures and examples of their work.

Cricket Festival

Well done to Oak class who took part in the Cloakham Lawns Kwik Cricket Festival. All the children had a fantastic day participating in competitive and friendly matches. Click on the heading for more photographs. 

Outside Worship

We have been making the most of the lovely weather recently by having our school worship outside in the amphitheatre.