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

Governor Visit - Sarah Ellis

I had a very interesting and informative visit to St Andrew's on 27th January to gain information on how marking and feedback enhances learning.


I learnt how the Marking and Feedback Policy works in Key Stage 1 and 2 and I was shown some examples of learning journeys in Early Years.  I saw how in Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to develop their own self assessment skills that prepares them for secondary school.


I was impressed at the commitment staff show to marking daily and checking responses to feedback.  There is a robust system for monitoring the quality of marking and a willingness to reflect and improve.

Chocology

Willow Class have been learning about chocolate this term.  As part of this topic they visited the Eden Project and took a workshop in 'chocology'. Back at school they have been melting chocolate and using moulds to shape it.  Click on the heading for more photos of their trip and to see them working with the chocolate.

New playground shelters

The school took delivery this week of two new playground shelters.These have been donated by the Friends of the School for the children to enjoy during playtime.We are very grateful to the Friends of the School for their continued support.

Fire Brigade Safety Talk

The children in Oak and Hazel class were visited by members of the Fire Brigade this week.  They gave the children very important advice on what to do if they spot a fire, how to call the Fire Brigade and the 'stop, drop and roll' routine.  Some of the children became firemen and were kitted out in the uniform that fireman have to wear including the helmets. Click on the heading for more photographs

Welcome Back

We welcome everyone back to school after the Christmas Holidays.  School opens Tuesday 6th January 9.00 a.m.