MRS Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme has been ranked as one of the top 250 primary schools in the country.
The school was listed in last weekend’s prestigious Sunday Times Best UK Schools Guide – one of only two from the South West in the list. With just under 21,000 state primary schools in the country, this achievement is a reflection of the quality of teaching in the school.
The Sunday Times report is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools and is now in its 25th year.
With parents of pre-school children entering school in September 2019 having only until the 15th January to apply for a place this report is an invaluable resource to help parents select the best schools for their children.
Michaela Kite, headteacher at Mrs Ethelston’s, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and I am supremely proud of both pupils and staff for achieving this well-deserved result. It is a real recognition of the hard work that both pupils and staff put in across the school.”
Andrea Rice, executive head of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust, of which Mrs Ethelston’s is a part, added: “This really shows that it is possible to rise to the government’s challenge of being the best in the world for teaching and recognition of the professionalism of the team at Mrs Ethelston’s.
“It clearly demonstrates their commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for the children. This is further evidence that by working collaboratively as a group of rural schools, where government funding can be lower, we can achieve exceptional results.”
If you have a child due to enter primary school in September 2019 and would like to visit Mrs Ethelston’s please contact the school office.