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.

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.
Safeguarding Leaflet - Membury.pdf43.33 KB
Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf348.5 KB

Membury Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030

Membury Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030

We looked at this poster and decided that we would share what we like and dislike about Membury.  We then talked about all the things we would like to see developed in the next few years and the most common theme was the playground.  So we focused on this for our feedback. Click on the heading for more details.

Axe Valley Canoe Club

Axe Valley Canoe Club

Owl Class started the second half of the Summer Term with a splash! They were lucky enough to complete an exciting ’Taster Day' day at Axe Valley Canoe Club. The session was led by qualified British Canoe Union Instructors. They explored the estuary and played games in the harbour. The children had a super day paddling and generally getting wet. They learnt a lot about water safety, canoes and themselves! It was a challenging but super fun day. 

PTFA Jumble Sale

PTFA Jumble Sale

Thank you to everyone who came to the recent jumble sale in the Village Hall. The PTFA raised £200 on the day, and another £270 from the Bag 2 School scheme with the leftover jumble. Thank you to Jane, Steve, George, and Mrs Pitman for the use of their shed for storage.

Fantastic Fun Ride

Fantastic Fun Ride

Sunday 11th May saw the PTFA's annual fun ride at Bewley Down - this popular event raised an amazing £1000. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event. Click on the heading for more photos.