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

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 froze bananas 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.

Marcus plays at Emirates Stadium

Marcus and Dan in Herons Class were selected to take part in the annual Arsenal Soccer Schools 3v3 World Cup Tournament at the Emirates Stadium. They have been selected through their hard work, attitude and ability since attending their local Development Training Centre in EAST DEVON (Bicton College). Marcus' team did very well and came 4th in the Plate cup after a very exciting play off which saw both teams neck and neck until finally it ended 5-4 to the other team.

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Year 6 Residential

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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Kenway Cup Final

The Mrs Ethelston’s Primary Football team had a tough test on Monday 19th May 2014 when they met Bridport Primary in the Kenway Cup Final. It was a very grand occasion with music, snacks and a large crowd in the stands. We had a slightly delayed start and nervous period when the heavens opened and thunder and lightning caused us to flee the pitch during the warm up, however the children came out full of enthusiasm and determination. Despite the first half not going our way and falling behind  4-0, after a pep talk at half time, they came out heads held high and managed to snatch one back! The final score was 4-1, making us runners up out of all the West Dorset Schools. Well done team! 

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