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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.



Mr Andrew Hunns


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.

Andy Hunns

Chair 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

Mr Andrew Hunns


Trust Board


03/12/20 - 02/12/24


Whistleblowing Governor


Mrs Lin Coley


Trust Board

15/07/21 - 14/07/25

Safeguarding Governor


Mr Conrad Libischer 


Trust Board

 Vice - 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 Matt Roe


Trust Board

2/12/21 - 01/12/25

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



Christmas jumper Day 2021

10 Dec 2021

A big thank you for everyone who got behind Christmas jumper day today and helped raise some much needed money for Save the Children. It was great to see so much festive cheer in school with the child...

Remembrance Sunday

16 Nov 2021

A poignant shot of our wreath layers paying their respects and representing the school at Axminster War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!  

Anti Bullying Week 2021

15 Nov 2021

Great to see so many children and staff wearing odd socks today to kick of Anti-Bullying Week 2021. Across the week, our assembly focus will be anti-bullying and reinforcing the importance of kin...

Armistice Day

11 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our KS2 children who took part in Axminster's Armistice Day remembrance service alongside other local schools. The children laid crosses in the town's garden of remembrance bef...

New Playground Equipment

08 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our PTFA who have worked with our School Council and kindly supplied a range of new play equipment for both our KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. 

Harvest Celebration

20 Oct 2021

On Monday Axminster Community Primary Academy came together to celebrate Harvest with all donations this year going to the local food bank. Years 5 and 6 kicked things off with a beauti...

Forest School Area Community Day

18 Oct 2021

A huge thank you to every who gave up their time over the weekend to tidy and revamp our forest school area. The hard work has made a massive difference as we work towards developing our outdoor space...

Squid Game - Safeguarding Update

14 Oct 2021

We have had several KS2 children at school mention, quote and re-enact aspects of Netflix’s most recent viral show, Squid Game. We are concerned that children at school are watching this as...

Axminster Heritage Centre Visit

08 Oct 2021

This week, our KS1 children visited Axminster Heritage Centre as part of their local history work. Whilst they were there the children found out about the town's rich carpet making history and how dif...

Parent Forums

24 Sep 2021

Having held the first Governing Body meeting of the year this week we have planned a couple of parent forums on Monday 11th October. These will take place in the school hall at 9m and 6:30pm with refr...