Joining in Reception

A large number of children in reception join us from Uplyme Pre-school, based in Uplyme village hall. We also take children from other nurseries.  The transition process begins officially in the Summer term before entry to Mrs Ethelston's, when the children join us on a Thursday morning for the Summer Term.  This helps them to familiarise themselves with the school environment and meet the older children. It also gives parents the opportunity to ask any questions and begin to get to know us.  There are open mornings and a transition meeting as part of the process.

Leaving us for Secondary School

We are a feeder school for Woodroffe Secondary and the majority of our children go there

We have a number of children who go on to Colyton Grammar School 

Children have also gone to other local schools, such as Axe valley Community, Beaminster and Colfox. 

Transition to Woodroffe begins with taster and curriculum days during Year 6, a visit from tutors and then moves on to a day to enable them to get the full experience.  If children have individual needs, the process may begin sooner and additional support will be put in place.

There is a great deal of communication between the schools so the staff and children can be fully prepared and make transition as smooth as possible for everyone. 


Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

If you need to contact the school please use the main email address, the phone will not always be monitored.

Rotary Club Presentation of Dictionaries

22 Oct 2020

'Thank you to the school for your hospitality on Tuesday from myself and our Club President Richard Main when we were given the opportunity of presenting the Dictionaries4Life to your Year 6 pupils....

Admissions Information

20 Oct 2020

Harvest Festival Donations

29 Sep 2020

Wow! What generosity! I am overwhelmed by the contributions that came into school this morning for Lyme Regis Food Bank. I am hoping that the children will be able to take their goodies to the church...

Rev Nicky Davies, Team Vicar

28 Sep 2020

After a career as a journalist, Nicky was ordained in 2014 and served in the New Forest as Associate Priest until earlier this year. She looked after three churches there. She is delighted to now join...

My back to school bubble e-book.

20 Jul 2020

End of term letter

17 Jul 2020

Money raised for Autism Awareness course

16 Jul 2020

A LOCAL mum has raised £535 through a crowdfunding campaign to allow staff at Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme to take an Autism Awareness course.  Zishan Adamson-Drage said t...

Tie Dying Tshirts

16 Jul 2020

Year 6 had so much fun tie dying their Tshirts!

Year 6 Baking

09 Jul 2020

Peace Love Equality

08 Jul 2020

Year 6 Group B have been thinking alot about the Black Lives Matter Movement and how we can become more inclusive in our daily lives. We have created a poster to show our support with this, thinking a...