Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School

At Mrs Ethelston's, we are proud of our friendly and family atmosphere where we get to know each child whilst fostering a sense of community responsibility. 

Our Christian values underpin everything we do, providing a safe, supportive and encouraging environment in which we recognise each unique individual. We set high standards of achievement and behaviour whilst ensuring that the childrens school days are enjoyable.

I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative, but obviously the best way to get a real feel about us is to come and visit Mrs Ethelston's, look around and meet the children and staff.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

Andrea Rice

Executive Headteacher.

Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School
Welcome to Mrs Ethelston's Primary School

Academy Consultation

The Governing Bodies of Axminster Community, Marshwood CofE VA, Mrs Ethelston’s CofE VA and Andrew’s CofE VA Primary Schools are proposing to establish a new academy trust, the Acorn Multi Academy Trust, and for each of the schools to convert to academy status.


The consultation starts on Monday, September 8th and closes on Friday October 3rd. We have provided all parents, staff, unions, partner schools and local interested parties with further information about the proposal and are also running consultation meetings for parents as follows:


Monday 15th September            Axminster Primary 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Tuesday 16th September           St. Andrew’s Primary 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Wednesday 17thSeptember       Mrs Ethelston’s Primary 2.30pm and 6.30pm - Village Hall

Thursday 18th September          Marshwood Primary  2.30pm and 6.30pm 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 and the feedback has been amazing - Street surfing being a particular hit!

Click this link to book your sessions http://www.go-active.org/ Only £15 - £20 per day (7 to 9 hours)

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

Children from other schools are welcome - please use the online booking form http://www.go-active.org/ 

New this summer - Fencing and Archery!

This summer the children will be able to try out some new sports at the Go-Active holiday club at Chardstock including archery and fencing. This is as well as street surfing and rocketball which are firm favourites and plenty of other team games and activities to keep your children entertained and active. Read & See More »

Fencing and Archery at Chardstock this summer

The Go Active Holiday Club has started at St Andrew's Primary School, Chardstock. The children were really keen to try out the new Archery and Fencing equipment, and Mr Rourke couldn't resist having a go as well! Click on the heading for more photos of the fencing and archery, as well as the children doing the itchy-wah-wah song!

You can still book in for sessions this summer using the Go-Active website - click here

Mrs E' Big Wheeze

Our incredible PTFA group raised a staggering £1,300 from The Big Wheeze. A huge thank you to all involved, especially Sarah Vincent, for the incredible amount of hard work that goes into this fantastic event. 

The results for the race are available on the AVR website. 

Bridges Project

On Tuesday 15th July, Year 6 took part in a bridging project with Uplyme Church.  Children met with members of the community to discuss school memories of a ten year old.  The children and adults had a chance to share experiences, comparing and contrasting school life.  Wartime memories featured heavily; children were particularly fascinated to hear how three people shared an apple!  Many thanks to Dr Cursley for organising the event. Mrs Hulbert

Associated Schools

Early Years Centre


Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance


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From 1st April 2014, parents of both Mrs E's and Chardstock will be ordering the school uniform online from School Trends: