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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Multi-skills Sports at Axminster Primary School

Multi-skills Sports at Axminster Primary School

Reception and Year 1 had a very sporty morning at Axminster Primary School today. We joined up with other Reception and Year 1 children from Chardstock St Andrews, Axminster Primary and Mrs Ethlestons to take part in a multi skills sports event organised by Go Active. It was great to join in with our friends from other schools in the academy trust.

Blackdown Hills AONB Visitors

Blackdown Hills AONB Visitors

We had a fantastic day today with Kat and James from the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organisation. We worked in our forest school area identifying wild flowers and bugs and net sweeping. We couldn't believe how many different species of creature we were able to find.

The afternoon was then spent in our outdoor environment making a bug hotel, planting wild flowers and installing bat and bird boxes and a hedgehog house. The walkway to our rear outdoor area is going to be a haven for wildlife.

Vegetable Patch

Vegetable Patch

 

We were really grateful to Mrs Doble and Mrs Yapp who sourced and planted our new edible plant area. We have already got started on caring for it and will be very busy watering and weeding this Summer term!

PTFA Big Breakfast

PTFA Big Breakfast

Come along to our PTFA Big Breakfast on Sunday 19th June in the village hall from 9-11am. Treat your dad this Father's Day!

Membury Primary Academy Open Day

Membury Primary Academy Open Day

 

Come and see our lovely school, rated by Ofsted as 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features. Small class sizes allow children high levels of one to one attention and individualised learning. The beautiful village of Membury is just 4 miles from Axminster and 7 miles from Chard.

Refreshments will be made available in the Village Hall - 9am until noon.