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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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!!

Christingle

Christingle

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.

Seaton Jurassic Centre

Seaton Jurassic Centre

We had a fantastic morning yesterday spent at Seaton Jurassic Centre. We explored the centre and found out about the jurassic coastline and history of the local area. After this we had a very informative follow up talk from Lyme Bay Outreach, who visited us to talk about sustainable fishing two weeks ago. This time they taught us about the nutritional benefits of fish in our diet and had a variety of activities for us to complete. A huge thank you to Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve in partnership with Seaton Jurassic and funding from Marks and Spencer. Click on the header for more photographs.

Hooke Court - Day 2

Hooke Court - Day 2

A message from Hooke Court....Good morning everyone. All children happy and healthy after a good night's sleep and woke up bright and early this morning. We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon yesterday with challenging problem solving activities, all children immersed and learning to share their ideas while constructing a pully system to carry a log across the river without it getting wet. We also had an amazing starlit sky for our night walk during which we lay watching a crescent moon, listening to the world turn and the stars shift - magical.

After a hearty cooked breakfast this morning, all looking forward to a day getting tribal in the woods. More news later.