Welcome to Acorn Federation

Welcome to Acorn Federation

Welcome to the website of the Acorn Federation. We are two vibrant, creative and supportive schools where adults and children learn together. They are

Both schools are in rural parts of East Devon, on the boundaries of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, but only eight miles apart. Read & See More »

Summer Holiday Club

Go Active will be running their highly successful holiday club again at St Andrew's Primary School, Chardstock this summer. These clubs have proved hugely popular with children from the Federation schools and further afield, and the feedback has been amazing - novelty toilet seats Street surfing being a particular hit!

The dates for this summer are July 25,28,29,30,31 and August 4,6,7,18,19,20,21

Special Offer

Children at Mrs Ethelston's, St Andrew's & Membury - only £10 per day for the first 15 children each day - please sign up for the special offer in the school office and before 21st July.

Oliver Twist

St. Andrew's Primary was transformed into Victorian London when a theatre company visited the school.  M&M Theatrical Productions presented Oliver Twist to children from the school who were also joined by children from Mrs Ethelston's Primary Uplyme.  The children were enthralled as the story unfolded and enjoyed the familiar songs.  Click the heading to see more photographs.

Terrific Temperatures

Herons Class from Mrs Ethelston's Primary and Oak Class from St. Andrew's Primary joined together for a really inspirational science morning.  Dr. Usher, from Colyton Grammar School, presented a workshop on 'Terrific Temperatures'.  

The children learnt about changing states, created their own thermometers and stirling engine kits and blu tac inventing blu tac nails and banana hammers.

Thanks to Dr Usher for inspiring the children and showing everyone how exciting secondary science will be.

Fun at Knapp House

Update - Friday 

Last night's disco was a great end to our final evening. This morning has been the first day where the children have needed to be woken up.
Today we have our final cooked breakfast before heading to the lake for canoes, dragon boats and inflatable rafts. After lunch we will be packing our bags and heading home!

Update - Thursday

A very sunny start to our last full day at Knapp House. The first football match began at 7:30 to build an appetite for another big breakfast. Today's activities involve inflatable ring riding behind speedboats, more climbing, abseiling, tunnelling and a disco after dinner.

Update - Wednesday

After a busy day and a good nights sleep everyone is slowly getting ready for another large breakfast. Today we are crabbing, taking a trip on a speed boat, trying an obstacle course, wire walking and canoe safety training in the pool.  All the children had an amazing day yesterday with everyone having a go at all the activities.

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Mrs E's Big Wheeze

The Mrs E's Big Wheeze is coming around again and this year it will be on Sunday 20th July. We have a 10K, 5K and a fun run. If you would like to enter, please find attached an entry form for this race.

For those of you who would like to do it, but need some encouragement to get into the groove, we have organised some training sessions in the lead up to the big day. These will start the week commencing 19th May. They will be low key runs and you will be able to run at your own pace, with the hope that as we get nearer to the race day we will be running the actual route (apart from those parts on private land).  We will aim to start the run at the time stated. The runs will be:

Wednesday 6:45am meet outside The Dorset House Hotel, Lyme Regis (20 mins)

Thursday 7:30pm meet outside Mrs Ethelston's School (30 - 40 mins)

Please understand that if you take part you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the training runs.  Read & See More »