Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy

Welcome to St Andrew’s Primary and Early Years Centre, where we aspire for high standards of achievement and behaviour in a safe, nurturing Christian environment. Our core values and beliefs underpin everything we do and our ethos embodies our day-to-day practice.

Our school has been serving the village of Chardstock, and surrounding areas, since 1712. We moved to a fabulous new site in 2009 and this has provided the children with superb outdoor learning spaces as well as spacious and airy classrooms.

We value and celebrate each individual child for what they can bring to the school family. Our committed team of staff and Governors aim to inspire and enable the children to be well-rounded, kind individuals with a life-long passion for learning. We are small enough to ensure each child has their individual needs met but large enough to benefit from working with our partner schools to offer a wide range of opportunities for collaborative learning.

Please explore our website and if you would like further information we would love you to come and visit our school and experience the warm welcome for yourself. 


Tracey Leganski

Head of School

St Andrew's CE Primary Academy


Mission statement

"Deep Christian roots, nurturing strong growth, flourishing children!"

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 Mrs Gilmour-White. 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 St. Andrew'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.


Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
Welcome to St. Andrew's CE Primary Academy
parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy (1).pdf43 KB
Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf348.33 KB
Safeguarding Leaflet - Chardstock (1).pdf41.94 KB

Home grown lettuce in Holly class

Holly Class loved harvesting the lettuce they have been growing to go in their sandwiches this morning. They pulled them up, cut off the roots, cleaned them, cut them up and put them in a ham/cheese sandwich. The children then enjoyed a mini picnic in the playground. We can't wait to harvest our potatoes and make something with them. Please come and see our growing area outside our classroom, as we have just planted some sunflowers and sweet peas in Nature Club. - Miss Andrews. Please click on heading to see more photos.

Willow class trip to The Ridgeway

Willow class had an inspirational writing day with story teller Martin Mausley. We visited the South Dorset Ridgeway, where we hunted for treasure jars and created stories from the surrounding landscape. The children came back inspired and exhausted!

Holly Class Pen Pals

Holly Class were extremely excited when the postman dropped of 29 letters today. Miss Andrews had secretly set up a pen pal from Cambridgeshire for each child in Holly Class. They had a great afternoon reading the letters and finding out lots about their new friend. The children are all from 'Fox Class' which is a class of 29 children in year 2 and 3, exactly the same as Holly Class. We are going to try and reply to their letters in the next couple of weeks.I am sure the children will be very excited to tell their parents all about the news and what they have learnt about their new friend, and I will try and send home a copy of their letter before the end of the week. - Miss Andrews. Please click on heading to see picture


Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church.

"Children throughout the school contributed to the decoration of the Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church with prayers on fish shapes to connect our knowledge with our patron Saint as a fisherman. The children wrote prayers and thoughts about Lent and Easter giving thanks for our community and school. Early Years and Key Stage One children made super Gardens of Gethsemane each included a tomb/cave with a stone in front of it to indicate their knowledge of Jesus Christ at Easter and many of the gardens included crosses, natural and hand made decorations such as flowers, vegetables, and some even grew real grass which was very effective! The Parish and Community were very grateful to see (as always) work from the children from school. There was a special mention from the Preacher on Easter day on how hard the children had worked and was noted and appreciated. Thank you to all staff involved to help co-ordinate this.” Mrs Bowie.


Stockland Cross Country

Congratulations to all of the children that took part in Stockland Cross Country last night. Despite the very muddy conditions the children all ran exceptionally well! Thank you to Mrs Parsons for the photo above. If any other parents took photos we would love to add them on to the website.