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
parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy (1).pdf43 KB
Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf349.3 KB

Teacher Award

Miss Kite proudly presented Miss Lyons with a Teacher of the Year Award from ATP.  Nominated by one of her colleagues, this is a well-deserved and well-earned accolade.  

Swallows' Class Residential to Hooke Court UPDATED 12th October 1pm

The children enjoyed their first activity yesterday afternoon and their night walk. They were all up early for breakfast and looking forward to an action packed day!

The children enjoyed watching Fantastic Mr Fox yesterday evening, with a hot chocolate and some popcorn.

We are expecting them back around 2.30/45pm today.  Collection will be from the Village Hall.  If you would like to collect siblings please inform the office beforehand.

Please keep checking the website for further updates and photos.

Presentation of dictionaries to Year 6 class by the Rotary Club

Sir David Attenborough

Five lucky children were randomly selected to attend a presentation at the Lyme Regis Museum with Sir David Attenborough.  He talked to the children about fossils and they were able to ask him questions.  Please check back here next week for some official photographs.

 

“It was so exciting, meeting David Attenborough was an amazing experience.  He showed us lots of fossils and when he had finished another man showed us around the museum and talked about other fossils”  Lily Age 9

Mrs E's Big Wheeze

 

 

Big Wheeze Poster

 

Big Wheeze Entry Form