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

Sports News

In addition to the Tag Rugby, we have many other sporting activities taking place.  Last week we congratulated the Kenway Cup footballers for a 3-2 victory over Bridport Primary on Thursday. Also well done to the hockey players who travelled to Tatworth School for a friendly and enjoyable match.

Newsletter 23

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Pride on the Rugby Pitch

This weekend, Mrs Ethelston's took to the Bridport Leisure Centre rugby pitch and once again represented the school magnificently.  They won their first two games and then lost by one try in the final game, narrowly missing out on a space in the semi-final.  Great teamwork and sportsmanship made the Saturday morning a pleasure to be part of. Jesse was named man of the match for his awesome tagging skills.  Huge thanks to all the hard work from Mrs Hampton-Rumbold and Mrs McCarthy on the training field.  

The Wonderful World of Books

This week we have celebrated World Book Day!

WoW!  What a tremendous response!  The outfits were amazing and choosing 'best-dressed' was almost impossible!  We have a wonderful day, celebrating books and reading, and participating in lots of different activities.  We have done art, drama, IT and so much more.  The highlight for many was "Drop Everything And Read"- when the bell rang, everyone in the school stopped whatever they were doing to read their book (even if they were lining up for break or walking down a corridor!).  Thank you to everyone for their super effort to make Wold Book Day 2017 so successful!

Kingfishers' Class

In Kingfishers' class we made our own modroc volcanoes that linked to our Guatemala project. This week we got to erupt them! It was a fun, messy and exciting afternoon!