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

Casino Night

Casino Night

The PTFA are holding a 'Casino Night' in the Village Hall at 8pm on 27th February. This promises to be a great evening, with entertainment from 'Jack Ward Magic'. The cost is £20 per ticket to include a buffet supper and gambling chips. No 'real' money will played with! Black tie dress code. Come and enjoy a fun evening in support of our PTFA.

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Kung Hei Fat Choi


Robin class have been finding out about the Chinese New Year and Chinese customs this week. We enjoyed hearing the story of 'The Great Race' and finding out which animal's year we were born in. Here are some of us with our Chinese lucky fish next to our Chinese restaurant role play area. We have enjoyed taking orders in the restaurant, paying for our food, writing orders and using chopsticks.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner


We enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner today provided by Portlocks Pantry. We had roast turkey and all of the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding or Yule Log with custard.  

#Born in a barn


We performed our Christmas play on Tuesday afternoon in the church. Thank you to so many members of the community, parents and friends who were able to come and watch. #Born in a barn was the result of a KS2 Literacy lesson thinking about modern media and how the birth of Jesus would be portrayed if it were to happen today in 2015. The KS2 class wrote the script entirely themselves. Well done Owl class!



Our Year 5 and 6 children have spent three days this week learning how to stay safe on the roads when cycling. The training, delivered by Ross Clarkson was a mixture of theory and practical activities. Well done to Year 5 and 6!