Is your child missing out? -

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.


Leadership Team

  • Executive Headteacher – Mrs Rice
  • Acting Head of School - Mr Owen
  • SEND Team: SENDCo - Mr Owen and MAT Additional Needs Lead - Mrs Kew
  • MAT Inclusion Lead - Mrs Kew
  • English Leader & KS2 Lead- Mrs Elsworth
  • EYFS & KS1 Leader - Miss Reeve
  • Maths Leader - Mr Owen


  • Foundation Stage (Reception)  - Miss Upchurch
  • Foundation Stage (Reception) - Miss Reeve
  • Year 1/2 Teacher - Miss Givans
  • Year 1/2 Teacher - Miss Jackson
  • Year 3/4 Teacher – Mrs Elsworth
  • Year 3/4 Teacher - Miss Fay
  • Year 3/4 Teacher - Miss Withers
  • Year 5/6 Teacher – Miss Smith
  • Year 5/6 Teacher - Mrs Gurd

Support Staff

  • Office staff- Mrs Ayres, Miss Gardner
  • Clerk to Governors – Mrs Dower

Learning Support & Teaching Assistants

  • Year 5/6 - Mrs Cox (HLTA) 
  • Year 5/6 - Miss White 
  • Year 3/4 - Mrs Smith 
  • Year 3/4 - Miss Morrison
  • Year 3/4 - Miss Kellard
  • Year 1/2 - Mrs Simpson
  • Year 1/2 - Vacancy
  • Reception - Mrs McAuley (HLTA)
  • Reception - Mrs Ives
  • Reception - Miss Heap

Nursery Staff

  • Senior Early Years Practicioner - Miss Bryony Garrett
  • Early Years Practicioner & EY SENDCo - Mrs Jenny Featherstone
  • Early Years Practicioner - Mrs Christine Mitchell
  • Early Years Practicioner - Mr Steve Cloud
  • Early Years Practicioner - Miss Charlotte Barge
  • Early Years Practicioner - Vacancy

Meal Time Assistants

  • Mrs Smith
  • Mrs McAuley
  • Miss Cottam
  • Mrs Kennils
  • Miss C Perryman
  • Mrs Simpson

Premises Staff

  • Ms Sky
  • Mrs Chatfield
  • Mr Ayres
  • Mr Smith

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...