Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy

We are proud to welcome you to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy, part of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust.  Situated in the attractive village of Uplyme on the Dorset/ Devon border, we have 184 children in seven classes.  While our site is small, we are fortunate to have the use of our beautiful church and well-equipped village hall. 

 "Mrs Ethelston’s VA Primary school is a Christian community where the love of God and the uniqueness of each individual as created in the image of God are celebrated.

The school is at the heart of the church and local community. This has a profound impact on the children’s academic, personal and spiritual development as well as their achievement."   SIAMS report June 2013

Our school community works together, striving to give the children the best possible education.  We want the children from Mrs Ethelston's to be proud of their school and themselves.  We want them to become well-rounded, reflective individuals who have an enjoyment of learning, and rise to a challenge. 

Ofsted confirm that ,"Pupils' achievement is excellent. They make very good progress from the moment they start in the Foundation Stage.  By the time they leave at the end of Year 6, pupils attain high standards, especially in english, mathematics and science."

This website will give you a flavour of the school and some background information, but the best way to get to know us better is to come and see us!  Please contact the school if you would like any additional information, or to arrange a visit.

Michaela Kite

Head of School, Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy

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 Head of School Ms M. Kite. 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 Mrs Ethelston's 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.

http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.pitda.co.uk/

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.

 

Mrs Andrea Rice- Executive Headteacher
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy
Our House Shields (designed by the children)
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Safeguarding Leaflet - Uplyme.pdf46.16 KB
Safeguarding Policy 2016 - Uplyme.pdf334.76 KB
parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy (1).pdf43 KB

Year 6 Celebration of Talent

Axminster Library Summer Reading Challenge

Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge at Axminster Library

 

The Summer Reading Challenge will be running at Axminster Library all throughout the school holidays, so why not pop in to sign up be introduced to the Animal Agents – a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes!  The Animal Agents have been specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries and they would like you help them find out what has been happening at their library.

 

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge whenever the library is open, then read six books of your choice and collect special stickers (some of them are smelly ones!) – all for FREE.  Everyone who finishes the Challenge will receive a medal and certificate.

 

There will be craft activities, competitions and story-times happening throughout the summer, so don’t miss out on all the fun.  We will also be having a treasure hunt around town, which will involve some Secret Agent skills. Joining the library is completely FREE and open to everyone – so there’s really no reason not to!

Robins' Class Ugly Bug Ball

The children came in fabulous costumes dragonflies praying mantis, beetles ladybirds etc we sang ugly big ball decorated plates and ate bug food the favourite was pretzel dragonflies and ladybirds (tomatoes with chocolate spots) satsuma snails! Fun was had by all.

Gardening Club at the School Garden

Year 3 Trip to Seaton Wetlands

Kingfishers' Class had a brilliant day at Seaton Wetlands this week. They had such a great time outdoors perfecting our minibeast hunting skills; they managed to find butterflies, crickets, soldier beetles and even a frog! They also designed their own nature reserves, it was a brilliant trip!