We provide a core set of key policies across the Trust which can be found below. Beyond these statutory policies the governing body of each academy develops their own policies to meet their own character and community priorities. These can be found on their own website.

Privacy Statements, Data Protection (GDPR) & Whistleblowing

Our Data Protection Office is: Mrs Sarah Elliott. She can be contacted by emailing GDPR@acornacademy.org

Data Protection/GDPR Policy

Privacy Statement

Privacy Notice - staff & parents

Privacy Notice - pupils

Privacy Notice - directors & governors

Freedom of Information Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Safeguarding Policies

Below are the Acorn policies for safeguarding and protecting children. Child protection and safeguarding policies for each of our schools can be found in the safeguarding section of their website, including details of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Safeguarding Lead Governor. 

Acorn Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020-21

DBS Checks Policy

Online Safety Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Managing Allegations Policy

Preventing Radicalisation Policy

Behaviour Policies

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Racism Policy

Exclusions Policy

Positive Handling Policy

Complaints Policies

Acorn Multi Academy Trust aims to treat all complainants with respect and to deal with complaints as quickly, sympathetically and effectively as possible. We try to resolve concerns or complaints by informal means wherever possible. Where this is not possible, formal procedures will be followed. The Complaints Procedure below explains the different complaint stages and timelines. 

Complaints Policy & Procedure

Managing Serial Complaints or Unreasonable Behaviour Policy

Complaints against Governors or Directors Policy & Procedure


You will find below our Equality Policy and Objectives

Equality Policy & Objectives

Curriculum Policies

Remote Learning Policy

PSHE Policy

SEN & Disabilities Policies

SEND Policy 2020-21

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy


Students posing for Photo
To provide high quality education and deliver the best possible outcomes for young people, enabling every child to reach his or her potential, regardless of background.

Years 5 and 6 at Marshwood

18 Apr 2018

Butterflies in the library

18 Jul 2017

Mrs Bowie came to work with KS2 at St. Andrew's Primary to create an art installation for the library. The children created four hundred butterflies to celebrate all the wonderful books that are in sc...

Core Value Banners

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew's is delighted to share its new Core Value Banners. The banners were designed and drawn by the children working alongside the artist Fee Bowie and Mrs Gilmour-White. Fee Bowie then enlarged...

Oak Class Trip to London

18 Jul 2017

On Wednesday 11th March, children from Year 5 and 6 from St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day.  The children flew from Exeter to London...

St Andrew’s recognised for its high achievement

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew’s C of E Primary Academy Chardstock has received a high ranking in the BBC’s school league table. The school’s results place it 34th out of all state primary schools nation...

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

18 Jul 2017

Thank you from the Flamingo Pool in Axminster to all our parents and staff who voted in the People's Millions TV show . All our schools use the Flamingo Pool for swimming lessons, and many parents and...