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

Holly Class Viking Day

Last Thursday Holly Class had a Viking Day; where we made shields, axes and longships out of paper, made up stories and acted it out to the class and researched our favourite Viking facts using information texts. But most of all, we dressed up as Vikings and made Viking bread and green soup. The parents of Holly Class were then invited into the classroom to look at our amazing work and display. The children loved the experience and it was a thoroughly enjoyable way to end our Viking topic. Please click on the heading for more photos.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

What a fantastic response we have received to this appeal. Thank you to everyone that made a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Mrs Gilmour-White will be taking them to a collection point tomorrow. Remember if you paid the £3.00 transporting costs online that you will receive an email in January to say where the boxes were delivered. Thank you again. 

Friends of School Quiz Night

Quiz night is looking good for tomorrow! If you would like to book a team, please call the school office on 01460 220534 as we still have a few places available.

Oak Class 3D models

Oak Class drew scale maps of the playground using their maths and geography skills. They then used their drawn maps to create 3D models out of clay. They chose the colours to make their maps look like chess boards. Please click on the heading for more photos.

Friends of School

Friends of School are busy preparing for the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November. This will be a fantastic opportunity to do that Christmas shopping! If you are able to donate any wine for mulling or pouring cream for mince pies we would be very grateful. We hope to see lots of people there!