About Us

Cheerful Students

The Acorn Academy Trust is a successful multi academy trust with seven schools across the Devon and Dorset border.

We are passionate about Primary education in all our schools. Each of our academies are separate and distinct and their differences are valued. This character and distinctiveness are protected and developed in each school and are at the heart of their communities. This is within a structure that is supportive and collaborative so that staff are not isolated but benefit from opportunities to develop or progress.

The following principles guide our trust:

  • Every child has the right to the highest quality academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical education
  • Clear structures are in place to ensure that the voices of all children, staff, parents and carers within the Trust are heard and valued.
  • The trust values and respects each schools distinctive ethos and identity
  • The trust prepares children to contribute positively to society and live fulfilled lives
  • The trust protects projects and develops the Christian character and distinctiveness of the Church of England academies within the trust, in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
To provide high quality education and deliver the best possible outcomes for young people, enabling every child to reach his or her potential, regardless of background.

Years 5 and 6 at Marshwood

18 Apr 2018

Butterflies in the library

18 Jul 2017

Mrs Bowie came to work with KS2 at St. Andrew's Primary to create an art installation for the library. The children created four hundred butterflies to celebrate all the wonderful books that are in sc...

Core Value Banners

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew's is delighted to share its new Core Value Banners. The banners were designed and drawn by the children working alongside the artist Fee Bowie and Mrs Gilmour-White. Fee Bowie then enlarged...

Oak Class Trip to London

18 Jul 2017

On Wednesday 11th March, children from Year 5 and 6 from St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day.  The children flew from Exeter to London...

St Andrew’s recognised for its high achievement

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew’s C of E Primary Academy Chardstock has received a high ranking in the BBC’s school league table. The school’s results place it 34th out of all state primary schools nation...

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

18 Jul 2017

Thank you from the Flamingo Pool in Axminster to all our parents and staff who voted in the People's Millions TV show . All our schools use the Flamingo Pool for swimming lessons, and many parents and...