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 Mannequin Challenge

The staff and pupils at Membury have had a fun end of term and decided to accept the mannequin challenge. Please click here to view our video.

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Yesterday evening we had an art exhibition for the local community, which was very well attended by over 60 local residents and parents. It was fantastic to be able to showcase our artwork, based on a light theme to so many people. Many thanks to our governors Naomi Doble and Jenny Beaman and to Marie and Will Handel for all of their help. Click on the header for more photos.

Tchoukball Tournament

On Tuesday our KS2 children went to Chardstock Primary to participate in a Tchoukball tournament.  Other academies from our Multi Academy Trust were also in attendance.  Tchoukball is a fast hand ball sport consiting of a team of 7 players that incorporates key sporting skills; athleticism, concentration, respect for oneself and the opposition and teamwork. We came second in the tournament, which was a great achievement as we had the youngest team in the tournament being a whole of Key Stage team. Well done Membury!!



The children really enjoyed learning about the Christingle service tradition and making christingles last week. In church on Sunday many of the children took part in the Christingle service with the oranges that they had assembled. Click on the header for more photos.

School Tea Towels

School Tea Towels

Our tea towels have arrived and they look wonderful. If you haven't already placed an order and would like one then please pop into the office and speak to Mrs Baker.