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

Making Wreaths in Forest School

Willow Class got into the festive spirit in Forest School this week. Willow wreaths were woven and decorated, while the kettle brewed over the fire. Cold fingers were warmed as hot chocolate with marshmallows was gulped down. A big thank you to all parents, who kindly donated foliage to make this possible. Click on the heading for more photos.

Tchoukball Tournament

All of the schools in the MAT took part in a Tchoukball tournament earlier this week. Each school entered a team of year 5 and 6 children. All of the children enjoyed taking part and were all very competitive! Mrs Ethelston's school won the trophy this year with St. Andrew’s coming 3rd. Well done to all involved and we look forward to future whole MAT tournaments.

Christingle Service 2016

Thank you to Father Geoffrey for a lovely Christingle Service. The children made their Christingles in school and then held them in church. We lit the candles and sang various Christmas Carols. The children read out prayers and readings. Thank you also to all of the children that attended the service. 

Willow and Oak Class learn about the hidden sugars in our food!

Students  from Axe valley School visited Oak and Willow Class on Tuesday, to share their knowledge of hidden sugars found in soft drinks. The children were surprised to learn that a 500ml bottle of Coke contained 13 sugar cubes and one small Frijj chocolate milf-shake contains 15.5 sugar cubes!

You can find out how much hidden sugar is in our food and drinks by using your smart phone to scan packaged food and drink products. All you need to do is download the Sugar Smart app from the Change for Life website.

Bikeability 2016

The Year 5 children took part in our Bikeability programme last week. The children braved the awful weather (pouring rain) and all completed the course. Thank you to Ross for coming in to school and well done to all of the children for taking part.