At the heart
of our community

Welcome to Membury Primary Academy and Pre-School

We are a small school at the heart of our community in rural East Devon where we create close, supportive relationships. We get to know all children individually and have high expectations of behaviour and attainment. Our small class sizes allow us to tailor the learning to meet the needs of each child.

We use our Forest School environment to take learning outside the classroom and inspire children’s learning. We also link with our partner schools to provide enrichment in arts, sport and music.

I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative, and we welcome visits from prospective parents and children. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome!

Tracey Leganski

Head of School

Safeguarding Statement

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Senior Teacher Miss Emily Scriven. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above.The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB).

e-safety Statement

At Membury Primary we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

www.pitda.co.uk/

www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.
The leaflet below has been created on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.
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Community Sports Fun Morning

Community Sports Fun Morning

Last week we enjoyed a morning of archery, fencing and multiskills activities. Members of the local community joined us on Membury Playing Fields and learnt new sporting skills with us. Afterwards we enjoyed a community lunch in the village hall. Thank you Parents, Governors and Membury residents for supporting this event.

Whole School trip to Clip 'n Climb

Whole School trip to Clip 'n Climb

We all had a fantastic time at Clip 'n Climb today. On arrival we had a safety briefing and were strapped into our harnesses. We were then led into the climbing room and had a chance to try out all of the different climbing walls. It was amazing to watch how fearless some of the children were, climbing at speed straight to the top. Miss Gerry and Mrs Baker also had a turn and both managed to get to the very top. After we finished our climbing session we took our packed lunches and sat in the wonderful sunshine by the Quay.

Robin's Bird Feeders

Robin's Bird Feeders

Robin Class have been busy this afternoon making bird feeders. They used kitchen roll tubes for the base and covered them in peanut butter. Then they rolled them in wild bird seed before hanging them on trees in our wildlife garden.

Scholastic Book Club

Don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/membury-primary. There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20p for our schoolin Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by March 21st, 2017