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.




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)
Safeguarding Leaflet - Uplyme.pdf46.16 KB
parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy (1).pdf43 KB
Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf349.3 KB

Stockland Cross Country

Fantastic performances at the cross country races at Stockland Primary School this week. All the children supported their teams so well and behaviour was outstanding. Well done to the girls who came 3rd and 4th, and to the boys who supported each other exceptionally well.

Mrs Rinaldi.

Prince and Princess Day

Children from KS1 from both schools joined together at St. Andrew's Primary for a Prince and Princess day.  They were able to come to school dressed as either a prince or princess and take part in story telling activities.  They were then treated to a performance of Sleeping Beauty.  All the children enjoyed the day and it was a great opportunity for both schools to get together.  Please click on the title to see more photos.

People Who Help Us

Wrens Class have had lots of visitors recently.....

For our topic 'People who help us' we have been very lucky to have had visits from people who help in the community.
Jon came to talk to us about being a fireman. We tried to get changed into the uniform in sixty seconds! We practised 'stop, drop and roll'.
Tracey talked to us about sign language. We learnt how to sign our names.
Brian Street came to talk to us about volunteering for the RNLI. We had a look at the uniform and learnt about the different boats.

Miss Singleton

Herons Sleepover!

Heron's Sleepover!

We all had a great time whispering to pebbles, making bridges out of food and going on the night walk.  Thanks to all the teachers who gave up their time for us.  We all got to know each other better and learnt about listening and group-work.  We didn't want to go home!

Mrs Rinaldi.

Childcare Needs Survey 2012

Calling all parents!
Devon County Council are asking parents to tell them what age child you have and how many hours of childcare you require a week, so they can make sure there are enough childcare places for everyone.
If you are a parent please help by completing the simple 5 minute online survey even if you do not need any childcare. The survey can be found at https://www.devon.gov.uk/childcaresurvey2012