About Us

About Us

Mrs Ethelston’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is situated in the lovely village of Uplyme, which adjoins Lyme Regis.  Although so close to the Dorset border, the school is still within the Devon Education Authority area.  We have close links with other schools in both Dorset and Devon, and we are a feeder school to The Woodroffe School.  We make the most of our rural location with visits around the local area, and are also proud to be part of the jurrassic coast and the many unique learning opportunities this provides.

Mrs Ethelston’s has close and happy links with St Peter and St Pauls Church and is very much a community school and although the children come from a fairly wide area, they are encouraged to feel involved in village life.  There are many links with the village of Uplyme creating a real partnership with the local community


The School is named after Mrs Anne Ethelston, who was born in 1799, and was the wife of the Reverend Charles Wicksted Ethelston. 

After her death in 1854, Reverend Ethelston decided to erect a building in his wife's memory to house the already existing school. Sadly, the main building was not opened until 1873, a year after Reverend Ethelston's death.

Early Years Centre


Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance


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