Playground Markings

The children at St. Andrew’s got very excited this week as their playground had some new games painted on to it.  Thanks to the Friends of the School the children are now able to play hop scotch, snakes and ladders, playground darts and use an activity trail during their break times.  The school are very grateful to the dedicated committee of the Friends of the School who organise many events throughout the year in order to fund raise for the school.

Exhibition of proposals for a relocated primary school in Uplyme announced

Mrs Ethelston’s Trustees schedule event to showcase plans

The Trustees and teaching staff of Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School are holding a two-day exhibition at the school building in Uplyme to present proposals for a new, relocated primary school on land between Uplyme Village Hall and the Guinness housing currently under construction on Lyme Road. The event takes place between 3pm and 8pm on Friday 21st and 9am and 1pm on Saturday 22nd September, and refreshments will be served. Read & See More »

New Website Launched!

Our new Acorn Federation website has now gone live. Please visit it at and add it to your favourites.

There are three inter-linked websites, one for Acorn Federation with information about the Federation and one each for St Andrew’s and Mrs Ethelston’s with information specific to each school. The website will be updated regularly to include news, photos and messages for both schools, and we hope that you will find it to be a useful additional stream of information in conjunction with the Parentmail system.

Thank you to the initial working party of staff and governors who initially conceived the outline design and to the website designer who has done a fantastic job of interpreting our initial concept.

We would like to thank Mr and Mrs Mansi for all their work on the photos – I think you will all agree that they really do enhance the sites and reflect the character of both schools - and that the children are all potential models!

Thank you also to all the parents who gave their consent for their children to be featured on the website. Read & See More »

Science Morning with Dr Usher

We spent the morning of 14 September doing Science with Dr Usher from Colyton Grammar School.

The children investigated the forces needed to get a rocket really high in the air.  We used Coke and Mentos, Film canisters and Alka-Seltzer and finally air pressure to test our own rocket designs.

Year 6 Residential Trip

Year 6 visited Barton Hall for three days and took part in a variety of activities including abseiling, archery and quad biking. The children all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the new experiences.




Mrs Ethelston's Got Talent & Summer Party

We are looking forward to the show from our very talented Year 6 - there will be a panel of famous judges!
We will also be serving food, wine, beer, teas and coffees.  Plus face painting, glitter tattoos and fancy nails.

Jo Street is doing the Fancy Nails - please can she have any donations of nail polish remover and fun nail polishes.

Jane who runs the second hand uniform, would be grateful of any donations of uniform from the school leavers.