Our Village School
Mrs.Ethelston's is a Voluntary Aided Primary School,
organised within the principles and doctrines of the
Church of England. Children of both sexes are admitted
between the ages of five and eleven, although provision
is made for children who are 'rising fives', i.e. those
who will be five during their first or second term at
School and Community
Mrs Ethelston's Primary School has close and happy
links with St Peter and St Paul's Church. Our five-class
school is still housed in its original building,
together with more recent additions to cater for the
current numbers. It is situated in the lovely village
of Uplyme which adjoins Lyme Regis, the sea front being
just one mile away.
Although it is so close to the Dorset border, the
School is nevertheless still within the Devon Education
Authority area. We have close links with other local
primary schools in both Dorset and Devon, and we are a
feeder school to
The Woodroffe School.
Mrs Ethelston's is very much a community school and
although the children come from a wide area, they are
encouraged to feel involved in village affairs. We also
like to feel that the people of Uplyme are involved in
and supportive of our School.
History of Uplyme School
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.
OFSTED report 2008
After an inspection in Summer 2008, the school was
described as OUTSTANDING.
School Profile 2007
here for the school profile 2004/2005
OFSTED report - 2004
The School was assessed by OFSTED inspectors between
the 1st and 4th of November, 2004. Roger Grose and his
staff were interviewed and monitored over the four day
period and a detailed report produced. The overall
"This is a good school, with several very good
features, providing a good quality of education.
Standards at the end of Year 6 are above national
averages and pupils’ achievements are good. The
quality of teaching and learning are good and the
school is very well led and managed by a highly
dedicated headteacher. Governance is good. The school
provides good value for money".
The full report may be viewed
Achievement and Attainment Tables: KEY STAGE 2 Test
Results - Devon
Key Stage 2 Test Results for all of Devon please