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Did you know that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to have a FREE school meal every day?! You do not need to register for this, you just need to order through ParentPay or contact us for help.

School Admissions -

We still have spaces available for children to join us in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.

 Please contact the school office for more information.


Co - Chairs

Mrs Lin Coley

Mr Conrad Libischer


Mrs V Dower

Welcome to Axminster Community Primary Academy

We are very pleased to welcome you to the governors’ page of Axminster Primary Academy website.

Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation, governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

These aims are enhanced by the continued support and challenge of our Chief Executive Officer of the Trust (CEO), Andrea Rice, and the increased management and teaching expertise across the 7 schools of the Trust. As staff develop and share skills and knowledge together the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for all the children will be extended.

The Local Governing Body is delighted with the way the children and staff have started the new school year with such vigour and determination. We are pleased with the way experienced staff have taken up new or changed responsibilities and new staff have arrived with energy and fresh ideas. 

We look forward to a successful year.

Lin Coley & Conrad Libischer
Co-chairs of Governors, Axminster Community Primary Academy, Stoney Lane, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5BU.

All correspondence for the chair and governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower. Email:

Governor Information

Axminster Primary Academy – Local Governing Body


Type of Governor

Appointing Body



Lead role

Registered interests

Mrs Lin Coley


Trust Board

Co - chair

15/07/21 - 14/07/25

Safeguarding Governor

Whistleblowing Governor


Mr Conrad Libischer 


Trust Board

 Co - chair

08/02/18 - 07/02/22

Pupil Premium

Company Director - Greengate Enterprise, legal consultancy

Mr Luke Owen

Acting Head of School

Ex Officio


Ms Jill Farrow


Trust Board

05/12/19 - 04/12/23

Mayor of Axminster Town Council

Trustee, Axminster Guildhall

Mr Andy Hunns


Trust Board

03/12/20 - 02/12/24


Governors no longer serving

Mr Kevin Pratt

Head of School Ex Officio 2/08/21 None

Mr Steve Rowse

Community Trust Board 18/08/21 None

Ms Heidi Wickens

Staff Trust Board 31/08/21 None

Sarah Clark

Parent  Elected by parents 18/12/20 None

Local Governing Body Meetings

01/09/20 – 31/07/21



Lin Coley



Conrad Libischer



Steve Rowse



Jill Farrow



Sarah Clark



Heidi Wickens



Andy Hunns



Kevin Pratt



Bread Making

26 May 2021

Year 4 has been learning about making bread in DT. They have taste-tested different bread then designed their own. 

World Book Day 2021

04 Mar 2021

The children in school and at home have had a wonderful day. We have been dressing up and discussing our favourite book characters, doing Stop, Drop and Read all day, designing our own book characters...

School Therapy Dog

16 Sep 2020

We are really pleased to announce that Woody our new school therapy dog will be joining us soon! We will give him some time to get used to his surroundings and then you might start seeing him around s...

World Book Day 2020

05 Mar 2020

Little Acorns have been celebrating World Book Day. The children were very excited to join the older children in school for assembly and see all the other children dressed as their favourite book char...

Greek Workshop

19 Nov 2019

Year 6 enjoyed a fun-filled day of Ancient Greeks led by Martin. They learnt about the history and difference between Athens and Sparta including how Athens was a democracy and Sparta was an oli...

Cello lessons

11 Nov 2019

Every Thursday morning our Year 6 class are joining Miss Ashby at the Axe Valley Academy for cello lessons.

Maths masterclass

11 Nov 2019

On Thursday 7th November, the second of this year's RI Maths Masterclasses was held at Mrs Ethelston's Primary Academy.  During the afternoon, Year 6 children from across the Multi Academy Trust...

Canoeing fun

10 Jul 2019

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June, some of our Year 6 children experienced a canoeing taster day organised by the Axe Vale Canoe Club in Axmouth. They enjoyed paddling up the river beyond Axmouth,...

Royal Maths Institute afternoon

05 Apr 2019

RI Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen a...

Fabulous Friction!

05 Apr 2019

Colyton Grammar School Science Department came and did a workshop called 'Fabulous Friction!'. Since then, Year 5 have worked hard on their own projects and we now have two entries for the science fai...