Welcome to St Andrew’s Primary School
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St. Andrew’s Primary School which became an academy in September 2015, is a member of The Primary Academies Trust. The Trust comprises eleven primary schools across Devon, whose aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and mutual accountability.
Each of the schools has its own Head of School and these school leaders work closely together to ensure that we deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils and that opportunities for our pupils are broad and challenging. In addition there is an Executive Leadership team for the Trust as a whole, which comprises the CEO of the Trust, Mr Gary Chown, four Executive Headteachers, Head of HR and a Head of Finance. The Executive team oversees and supports school improvement for all eleven schools, at a local level Mrs Helen Nicholls works with Mrs Jan Galloway and Miss Katie Rycroft to ensure that St. Andrew’s Primary School continues to provide an excellent level of education for our pupils.
Staff and governors of our school benefit hugely from working within a family of schools. The Trust operates ‘Best Practice Networks’ in a variety of subjects, aspects and phases within Primary Education. The opportunity to work in partnership to shape and develop one’s own practice, and the practice of others, has a profound effect on the quality of education that we are able to provide at St. Andrew’s Primary School
For the children in the Trust schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether it be on a Gifted and Talented day for mathematicians, or a musical event or in the sporting arena, our pupils benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.
(Click here to read more about the Trust).
This website is currently undergoing a complete review. Therefore, some of the information contained within this website is no longer accurate and/or applicable, and we ask that during this time, you contact the School Office on 01884 32206 for any information that you require.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.
As a staff we feel privileged to work with young, enthusiastic learners and want to make their time with us as exciting and productive as possible. We believe that children thrive in a positive environment where there is an ethos of caring and sharing with respect for the individual. We aim to be a school where people feel welcome and valued and where children can develop the confidence and independence necessary for personal success. We hope to achieve a strong partnership between home, school and the wider community that helps to provide the security all children need to succeed. We welcome and actively encourage your involvement in your child’s education.
We are very proud of the local reputation we enjoy which is achieved by the hard working and caring staff, supportive parents, dedicated governors and, of course, enthusiastic and responsible children. In December 2010 this reputation was backed up by Ofsted who saw the school as having a “warm and caring ethos within a vibrant environment in which pupils thrive.” Visitors often comment on the purposeful, yet relaxed and cheerful atmosphere; the good manners and behaviour of the children and the approachability of the staff.