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

Quiz Club Team Success!

Completing the area heats, Honey, George, Joe and Cerys are through to the quarter finals! 

The hour and a half journey allowed the team time to practice their wide range of general knowledge.

Arriving at 1:45pm, the sun was shining onto the confident teams. Many supporters cheered on all the players, spreading a smile across the hall. A shaky start forced the team’s attempts to come knot to knot. A 68% consistency of correct answers lead to pleased faces and with 1635 points Mrs Ethelston's came 1st, leading by 320 points! So happy of their result, the four team members proudly collected their glistening wooden panel. 

By Honey

TAG Dorset School Games

On Monday our TAG Rugby team attended the Dorset School Games to play in the finals day held at Sir David English Sports Centre in Bournemouth.

Twelve teams were split into three pools. In Pool C our day started well with three wins, first against Oakdale Junior School (8-3), followed by a very close game with Cranborne (5-4) and the last game of the morning against Mere Primary (8-4).

Three wins put us through to play against the other two top teams from Pool A and B in the afternoon session. Unfortunately we narrowly lost both our games by one try in the first game and three tries in the second against a strong side from Park School, Bournemouth who took the honours on the day. Despite a two game loss our points total still put us in the bronze medal position for which the team should be very proud. To reach the top three in the County is a real achievement. They all worked extremely hard and kept their spirits and determination high to the final whistle. Well done.

A big thank you to the parents who transported the children and for all the support they have shown the team throughout the two competitions this term. Read & See More »

Swifts Printing

As part of our enrichment programme, year 2 spend part of their afternoon covering art with Mrs Bowskill. 

To coincide with their Africa topic, year 2 made their own printing blocks from old pizza bases! Their designs were based on African animal prints and were scratched into the polystyrene. The printing blocks were then inked up with rollers and printed. 

Stockland Races - a fantastic finale!

The very last Stockland Cross Country event of 2013/14 has to go down as one of the most exciting sporting days ever! Not only were there personal bests to be achieved, the team awards and the school awards were to be decided as well. This race series attracts 20 schools from as far away as Wellington, Plymtree and The Quantocks. Our students are competing within a total number of 341 runners, in races that are highly competitive.

Year 6 Heraldic Shields

On Friday afternoons, year 6 take part in enrichment learning with Mrs Herbert who specialises in art. They have been looking at historical emblems and symbols to create their own heraldic shield which worked along side their Tudor project. 

The students selected carefully the symbols for their shields with many keen to include snakes, which stood for wisdom, eagles or Hawks which meant that the bearer was goal orientated, and was very purposeful, determined. Quite a few also chose lions for bravery and courage on the battle field and the Tudor rose which stood for grace and beauty. Featuring some careful precision painting they make a striking display.

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