Initial Teacher Training Opportunity at St Andrew's CE Primary School

Initial Teacher Training Opportunity at St Andrew's CE Primary School

A primary placement through the Schools Direct Programme is available from September at St Andrew's CE Primary School. Please contact Nicola Payne at  the Jurassic Coast Teaching Alliance on 01297 442232. Other Primary and Secondary placements are available at some of the 23 schools in the alliance - please visit for further subject details.

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St Andrew’s Primary is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features.

The report following our recent Ofsted inspection is here! A copy for parents will be sent home with the children tonight and will be available on the Ofsted website next week.

The visit found that teaching was consistently ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ and that strong leadership was ensuring rapid improvement in all areas of the school. Attainment within the school was also commented on with the inspector impressed by ‘attainment rising sharply since the last inspection’.

Inspection of St. Andrew's C of E Primary School Chardstock

The school will be inspected by Ofsted on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2013

Open Mornings - For children starting Reception September 2014

Open Mornings - For children starting Reception September 2014

Parents of children starting Reception Class in September 2014 are invited to one of our Open Mornings to meet with Mrs Rice, Executive Headteacher, tour the facilities and meet the staff.

Individual visits can be arranged for those parents who are unable to attend the Open Morning - Please ring the school to book.

We look forward to meeting you.

St Andrew's CE Primary, Chardstock

14th November at 9.30

Tel: 01460 220534 for more details

Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary, Uplyme

12th November at 9.30 and 10.30

Tel: 01297 442210 to book a tour

If you were unable to attend our Open Mornings please call the school to arrange a visit at a convenient time.

Harvest Celebrations

Harvest Celebrations

Parents and friends at each school in the Federation joined with the children to celebrate Harvest.   Acorn Federation had chosen Mary's Meals as their charity to support with donations of money instead of the usual items of food. Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the worlds poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.  The funds raised provide one daily meal to children in a place of learning, attracting chronically poor children into a classroom, allowing them to be provided with an education that could, in the future, give them the steps to remove them from poverty. 

At. St. Andrew's Primary a total of £164 was collected whilst at Mrs Ethelston's Primary a total of £399.15 was donated.  This money will make a remarkable difference to many children's lives.  Thank you to all the children and parents for their kind donations.


For more information about Mary's Meals please follow the link to Mary's Meals


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Mrs Ethelston's and St Andrew's Residential Trip to Hooke Court

The year 4 children of Mrs Ethelston's and St Andrew's had a truly fantastic time on their residential trip to Hooke Court. True friendships were formed between all children, who were sad to be parting. 





Cody wrote for her homework:


H aving an exciting journey on the coach

O utrageous children running in their rooms

O pening suitcases and finding our teddies

K eeping dry in the drizzly rain

E xtraordinary activities every day


C hucking bits of bread for the fish to gobble up

O utside playing with huge tyres in the adventure playground

U nderneath our wellies were full of stodgy mud

R unning as fast as we could to reach the tuckshop

T reating myself to a Hook Court key ring!