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

Children in Need 2016

Children in Need 

What a ‘SPOTACULAR’ day we’ve had! Thank you for all the effort you put into costumes – the children have had a       fabulous day and it’s always even better when we’re able to help others too. We raised £105.00. Thank you for your   donations.


Our reading dogs!

Reading Dogs

You may well have been told about our new friends in school, Willow and Molly. The impact of pet therapy on children’s confidence and self-esteem has been well-documented, but does need to be carefully introduced. Therefore we are trialling the use of Willow, Mrs Clist’s 5 month old Labrador and Molly, my 6 month old labradoodle as reading dogs. More information in the newsletter.  

Pre-school village shape walk

This week we have been learning about shapes, the chidlren have been busy constructing and making arrangements with shape blocks, cutting out shapes and hunting for shapes around the school.This morning we managed to get out into the village and look for shapes in the local environment.  The children were excellent at spotting shapes, they found circles on cars for the tyres, fuel caps and cars symbols, we found triangles on road signs and drain holes, we found lots of squares on  windows, doors, and on the road and we also found rectangles on fences, walls and signs. The children also looked out for 3D shapes and found cyclinders on poles and lamp posts.Please click on the heading for more photos.

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip- Maple Class has been talking about how the story progresses in their Literacy lessons. They have also been linking the story to their numeracy which is looking at height and measuring. Please click on the heading for more photos.

Ethos committee- Operation Christmas Child

Our Ethos Committee suggested that we joined a national campaign called 'Operation Christmas child' we as a school thought it was a fabulous idea and sent out information so that we could take part. The picture above shows our Oak Class children from the Ethos Committee with the filled shoe boxes. They would like to thank all of the children and their families for their support.