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

Year 6 Residential

The children from Year 6 at St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock, Mrs Ethelston's Primary Uplyme and Membury primary set off today for a week long residential at Knapp House.  The first photograph has been emailed to the school showing the children getting into groups following a tour of Knapp House.  They are looking forward to a fun filled week taking part in lots of outdoor activities.  

Day 1 The children were split into two groups.  One went surfing at Westward Ho! whilst the other group had a"Ringo" ride up the river. After a huge dinner the children had a go a go karting.

Day 2 After a peaceful night(!), a morning jog and a large breakfast the children began their morning activities

Day 3:
Everyone slept well again, big breakfast to start the day. Today's activities are canoeing climbing and then a trip on a powerboat this evening.

Day 4: Everyone slept a little longer this morning! Today the groups are playing games by the sea, rock pooling and rock climbing before the disco this evening

Click on the heading for more photos

Congratulations to Membury Primary School - Ofsted Good with Outstanding

Membury Primary School celebrates following their recent Ofsted inspection which rated them good in all areas with a rating of outstanding for Behaviour and Safety.

Behaviour of the children was rated as outstanding with Ofsted stating that “behaviour is exemplary as attitudes to learning have been transformed.”  All of the children endorsed the view that this is “the best school in the world”.

The inspector highlighted that Membury Primary School has made rapid improvements since its last inspection following a partnership with St. Andrew’s Primary Academy, Chardstock. The report says “that the inspirational Head (Mrs Rice) promotes a strong sense of ambition that every pupil and member of staff can be successful. She has created a culture where good behaviour can flourish and effective teaching is the expectation. Staff and pupils have risen to the challenge she sets, and are proud to be part of the school.”

We look forward to welcoming Membury Primary School into the Multi Academy Trust in September.

St. George's Day

Father Geoffrey came to school to talk to everyone about St. George.  He taught us the song 'When a Knight Won His Spurs'.  We heard about how St. George slayed the dragon to become patron saint of England.

New Lego Club

The children at St. Andrew's couldn't believe their eyes when they went along to the new Lego Club this week.  A sea of lego greeted them.  They had a fantastic time using the great variety of pieces to build lots of things. Click on the heading to see more photos 

Garden of Gethsemane

Children at St Andrew's created an Easter display for the Lady's Chapel at St. Andrew's Church. Each child drew a picture of what they thought the Garden of Gethsemane looked like when Jesus went to pray. Click on the heading for more pictures