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

Consultation on Change of Age Range at Membury Primary

The Directors of Acorn Multi Academy Trust are proposing to change the age range of Membury Primary Academy from 5-11 to 3-11 with effect from December 1st 2015. The consultation period will run for 4 weeks from the 3rd November  to 30th November 2015.  The change is being proposed to allow the existing pre-school at Membury to operate as part of the school. Anyone wishing to respond to this consultation should email All responses should be received by 12 noon on 30th November in order to be considered by the Directors. The Directors will consider all comments received during the consultation period.

Toys from the Past

Toys from the Past

Robin Class have had a wonderful time recently learning about the toys that were played with in the past. We saw Miss Scriven's toy rabbit who is 37 years old, Miss Souttar's race track that was roughly 25 years old, Oliver's Gran's doll that was well over 100 years old and Mrs Jemison's toys that were from the 1980's. We compared the materials that these toys were made out of and how toys have changed over time. Thank you to parents and grandparents for letting us use your treasured toys.

Marshmallow Shelters

Marshmallow Shelters

On a recent visit to Forest School we really enjoyed having a contest to see who could make the best shelter for a marshmallow. We were split into groups of 4 to build the shelter, we grouped 2 Key Stage 1 children with 2 Key Stage 2 children. The rules were that we had to make a shelter for a marshmallow using only a pair of scissors, 60 cm of string and any natural resources we could find in the Forest School. We were not allowed to pick any plants or leaves. The shelters could be anything that you could think of using your imagination and your knowledge and understanding of the weather and animals around the Forest School. The winners of this competition were Theo, Tuscan, Alex Y and Fletcher.

By Theo Year 6

Open Mornings

We will be holding Open Mornings at all our Academies for children starting school in September 2016 on the following dates:

Our Pre-school for children aged 3+ will also be open to prospective parents.

  • Tuesday 29th September 9-12 Marshwood CE Primary Academy
  • Tuesday 29th September 9-12 St Andrew's CE Primary Academy, Chardstock and St Andrew's Early Years (age 2+)
  • Tuesday 6th October 10.30-11.45 Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy, Uplyme
  • Tuesday 6th October 10.00-12.00 & Thursday 16th October 1.30-3.00 Loders VC CE Primary, Bridport
  • Thursday 8th October 9-12 Axminster Community Primary Academy and Axminster Early Years (age 2+)
  • Friday 9th October 9-12 Membury Primary Academy and Pre-school (age 3+)

We would like to invite exisitng parents, prospective parents and members of the local community to our open morning at Membury Community Primary Academy. Please drop in and visit us for a tour of the school, to meet the staff, and to find out more about joining our Academies. Read & See More »

Trip to Exeter Museum and Mosque

Trip to Exeter Museum and Mosque


(Written by pupil)

We had a wonderful day yesterday in Exeter. Everybody met at Axminster train station to catch the 9.03 train to Exeter Central Station.For some of us it was our first ever journey on a train! First we visited Exeter Royal Albert Museum. We had a fantastic time finding out the answers to our quiz and discovering many artefacts that have been found in Devon.

We then had our lunch in Rougemont Gardens, it was really sunny and a perfect location to stop for something to eat. When we had finished our lunch we walked to Exeter City Mosque where we were met by the Imam. He showed us the Mosque and answered our questions such as 'Why do we need to remove our shoes?'. We were lucky enough to be at the Mosque for 1.30pm prayers led by the Imam. We had to be quiet for a full 10 minutes whilst we observed the prayer in the men's prayer room. We were given squash and biscuits by the people at the Mosque, which was very kind.

We then walked back to Exeter Central Train Station and caught the 2.30pm train back home. We had a wonderful day out and would recommend it to anyone!