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School Lunches

We try to encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles and to help them to understand the importance of a balanced diet and sufficient exercise.

School Meals

School meals cost £2.60 per day. The current menu is available by clicking here: Spring 2018 Menu.pdf

Portlocks' Pantry provide tasty healthy meals for both of our schools. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible and meals are made freshly each day in the modern kitchen at St Andrew's Primary School by Mrs Portlock and Mrs Cawley.

All meat including sausages, meatballs and burgers are supplied by Complete Meats of Axminster

All fish products are supplied by Davy's Locker in Bridport

Fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied by Cain's Farm in Chideock

Dairy produce including free-range eggs and West Country cheese are supplied by R. T. Parris of Chardstock

Universal Infant Free School Meals

From September 2014 all children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to a Free School Meal. We are delighted that over 95% of eleigible children at St Andrew's are taking up the option of having a healthy fresh school meal each day. Children can change from school dinner to sandwiches, or sandwiches to school dinner at each half term. We may be able to accommodate special dietary requirements which are covered by a medical letter - please ask at the school office for more details.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium

We encourage all parents who are eligible for the following benefits to apply for Free School Meals even if they are in Reception or KS1. This is because the school receives extra income, currently £1300 per year, which we use to provide additional support for your child. Please ring Devon County Council Free School Meals on 0345 1551019 if you think you may be eligible - you will usually be given an immediate decision and the school will be notified on your behalf.

You can register for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Please see the Pupil Premium Page for more information on the benefits of receiving Free School Meals.

For details of how to apply please see the information below
You can also apply on line by visiting Free School Meals - register online or phone 0345 1551019

Packed Lunches

There is a wealth of evidence now about the effect of food on children's behaviour and concentration. We therefore ask you to please consider carefully what you provide for your child each day if they bring a packed lunch. Sweets are not allowed, but we also discourage chocolate bars and an over-reliance on processed snacks. Sandwiches and fresh fruit are ideal, providing the right kind of energy for your child to make the most of their afternoon in school.


Children are expected to bring a water bottle to use in school and we encourage them to drink water regularly. Drinking water is known to promote healthy bodies and alert minds. A water cooler is available for children to re-fill their bottles during the day and is located by the KS2 classrooms.


Children in Foundation and Key Stage One are provided with a piece of fruit each day, funded by the National Health Service. Older children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable (carrot, celery etc) to eat during morning play (NOT biscuits, crisps or chocolate) Please support us in these efforts to develop healthy eating habits


We are pleased to announce that with your help we raised £284 for Children in Need and £93.83 for The Poppy Appeal.  

Please can children remember warm winter coats, hats and gloves so that we can all enjoy the fresh air at break and lunch times. 

Catch ball Tournament

11 Dec 2018

On Monday 10th December, Chardstock hosted six other schools in a catchball tournament for children in years 3 and 4. Ten of our children took part in six matches during the afternoon.  We won 3, drew...

Forest School

29 Nov 2018

The children enjoy their time in Forest School very much.  This week they created their own Christmas trees and were all very proud of their work.  

Year 4 Residential 2018 - Final Day and Team Games

23 Nov 2018

The children enjoyed team games on their final day and were excited to return home.  

Year 4 Residential 2018 - Daily Mile and Breakfast

22 Nov 2018

The children took part in the daily mile this morning and then enjoyed a nice breakfast before heading outside to finish yesterdays activity.  They are then heading out to the Tribal Kingdom.   {! ga...

Starfish Class - Pumpkin Soup

22 Nov 2018

Today Starfish Class have prepared and made their very own pumpkin soup. They all enjoyed a taste once it was prepared.  

Year 4 Residential 2018 - Tribal Kingdom

22 Nov 2018

Tribal kingdom afternoon! The children are in separate tribes. They have created dens, elected leaders, made up their own chants and tribal face paint designs. They are now on a scavenger hunt!  {! ga...

Year 4 Residential 2018 - Scavenger Hunt

22 Nov 2018

Today the children went on a scavenger hunt.  They enjoyed spending their pocket money in the gift shop.  This evenings plan is to have their dinner and head out for their 'night line' activity which...

Year 4 Residential 2018 - Yesterday

22 Nov 2018

The children enjoyed last night’s dinner followed by chocolate cake! We then went to the night line which involved all children being blindfolded and taking a walk through a mini forest.  {! gallery_...

Year 4 Residential 2018 - They have arrived

21 Nov 2018

Year 4 have arrived at their Residential and are currently making their beds ready for this evening.  They are all very excited about todays activites.  

Year 4 residential- Tight Rope Walking

21 Nov 2018

Tight rope Walking

Year 4 Residential 2018- Tripod Building

21 Nov 2018

Tripod Building

Year 4 Residential 2018- Tripod Building

21 Nov 2018

Tripod Building

Year 4 Residential 2018- Tripod Building

21 Nov 2018

Tripod Building

Year 4 Residential 2018- Film Night and Evening Walk

21 Nov 2018

The children have had a fantastic day “crossing the moat.” They learned how to make tight ropes and how to make tripods from just 3 pieces of wood and 1 tiny piece of string! The stormy weather meant...

Starfish Class and Little Acorns - Bird Food

21 Nov 2018

Today children from The Little Acorn's and Starfish Class worked with parent volunteers to make bird food to sell at the St. Andrew's Day Sale.  It was a very messy job but they all enjoyed getting in...

Light Up Axminster - Lantern Workshop

20 Nov 2018

Dolphin and Whale Class were lucky enough to get involved in the Axminster Community Project 'Light Up Axminster'.  Light Up Axminster held a two day workshop in the school hall with Year 4, 5 and 6 c...

Dolphin Class - Science

19 Nov 2018

Dolphin class have been learning about seashore creatures. Last week, they enjoyed sorting and classifying the animals based on their features.

Dolphin Class - Science

19 Nov 2018

Dolphin class have been learning about seashore creatures. Last week, they enjoyed sorting and classifying the animals based on their features.

Seahorse Class - Children in Need Celebrations, Seahorse Craft and Rocket Building Home Learning

16 Nov 2018

Today the whole school dressed in spots, stripes, sparkles and fancy dress for Children in Need.  Seahorse class stood beautifully for a photograph showing off their Rockets and Seahorses that they ma...

Laying of Crosses Ceremony

15 Nov 2018

This morning children from across the Academy attended a Laying of Crosses Ceremony at the Church.  The children all enjoyed coming together to remember and enjoyed telling other children all about it...

Dolphin Class - Squared and Cubed Numbers

15 Nov 2018

The year 5 children in Dolphin Class enjoyed learning about squared and cubed numbers in a practical way. The hands-on approach meant that they were able to understand why numbers are squared or cubed...

Tag Rugby Tournament

13 Nov 2018

On Monday 12th November, 9 children from years 5 and 6 took part in our Acorn MAT tag rugby tournament. We played three matches against other schools from our trust. Our afternoon started well with a...


09 Nov 2018

On Friday 11th November all of our children got the opportunity to have a go at fencing. The children learned how to salute, thrust, parry, lunge and also the on guard position. We are hoping to be ab...

Maths workshop

30 Oct 2018

Four children from Y5&6 attended a Maths workshop in Lyme Regis just before half term. They thoroughly enjoyed it and loved telling us about what they got up to!

'We did an expe...

Arts and Crafts Club

19 Oct 2018

Children have been enjoying Arts and Crafts club and have made items to take home including decorated boxes, felt birds (which involved sewing), card making, painting with watercolours and painting pl...

Turtle's Class

19 Oct 2018

It has been a busy half term in Turtles class as the children have been busily learning about their topic ‘Blue Planet’ and settling into their new classroom. The children have a new class member – a...

Wind in the Willows - Toad in the hole lunch

11 Oct 2018

The children enjoyed a special Wind in the Willow themed lunch.  Portlock's Pantry enjoyed dressing up as part of the theme.  We will be hosting more special lunches across the year. {! gallery_by_id;...

Holly Class - This is me performance

23 Jul 2018

Holly Class have been looking at the song 'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman recently. They have studied the meaning behind the lyrics and how important it is to be unique, independent and ourselv...

Willow and Oak Class trip - We The Curious

23 Jul 2018

Willow and Oak had a fantastic time at We The Curious. The children took part in a workshop about the key features of the digestive system. They were also able to explore the rest of the museum - this...

Pirates and Mermaids Performance

23 Jul 2018

Our year 6 children presented us with an incredible performance of Pirates and Mermaids with the support of year 4 and 5.  They performed a dress rehearsal to the whole school, a matinee performance t...

Residential - Fencing, Dinner time, Disco and Giant Swing

23 May 2018

Today is the final day of the residential.  We are looking forward to hearing all about it when the children return.  The children finished off their day yesterday with fenc...

Abseiling Residential Year 6

22 May 2018

The children are all having a wonderful time on the residential and all enjoyed abseiling yesterday afternoon.  

Year 6 Residential - Tunnel and Giant Swing

22 May 2018

The children have been exploring tunnels today.  They have also enjoyed using the giant swing.  

Residential Year 6

21 May 2018

It has been a great start to our stay so far. We arrived and were settled in, before having a tour of the fantastic site and playing some games. All children well fed and full of roast dinner, macaron...

Residential Year 6 Monday

21 May 2018

All children full of cooked breakfast, porridge and fruit and ready and waiting for our rafting morning on the Isle of Portland today. All Children slept well and up nice and early! All good.

Residential Year 6 Monday Raft Building

21 May 2018

A fantastic morning spent raft building at the sailing academy on Portland. "This is the best thing I've ever done!" Said one child.

Holly Class Longleat Trip

14 May 2018

​Holly class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Longleat on Friday. Although it was a long day, their enthusiasm and intrigue of the animals was uplifting. On the way back, we counted 52 animals that...

Oak Class Forest School

09 May 2018

Oak class have been making bread down in forest school. The children made the dough themselves and then wound it around sticks, and cooked it over the fire. Some of the boys constructed a bush craft...

Hazel Class - we the curious Class Trip

09 May 2018

This month Hazel Class enjoyed a fantastic learning experience at 'we the curious' in Bristol. We had a wonderful time playing with some super science displays and learning...

Hazel and Holly's Celebration Worship

29 Apr 2018

The parents all enjoyed watching the children from Hazel and Holly Class performing their assembly. We heard lots of poetry, riddles and stories. Well d...

Maple Class Eco Animal Encounter Visit

27 Apr 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Eco Animal Encounters. We got to hold touch and get up close and personal with Bluebell the Blue tonged lizard, an Asian Forest scorpion, an African Bullfrog, a mi...

Holly Class African Land Snail Visit

25 Apr 2018

Holly class had a special visitor on Tuesday afternoon. Rosie, who has a pet Giant African Land Snail, brought in her special pet to show the children. The children were able to ask Rosie lots of ques...

Mrs Slingsby's Celebration Worship

18 Apr 2018

Mrs Slingsby retired at the end of the Spring Term. Mrs Slingsby had worked at St. Andrew's Primary for many years. We held a Celebration Worship to thank her for all of her hard work and dedication t...

Netball Tournament

28 Mar 2018

Six Key Stage 2 children represented the school in an Acorn Netball Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Mrs E's in Uplyme. They played a total of four matches and came third place. A huge well done to...

St. Andrew's Church Easter display

28 Mar 2018

Every child in school has produced a butterfly or flower to help make a display in the church for Easter. Please do go along and take a look.

Holly Class look at telling the time!

21 Mar 2018

Holly Class were looking at telling the time recently. 

Fizz Pop Science Assembly

21 Mar 2018

Fizz Pop Science gave the whole school a taste of how fun science can be today. They will running a club in the Summer Term, letters will be sent home shortly.

Fizz Pop Science

21 Mar 2018

The children from Willow and Oak had a fantastic morning with Alice from Fizz Pop Science! As their topic for this half term is Water, the children learnt about how liquids can change colour with the...

Recycled Sculpture Workshop

16 Mar 2018

Willow and Oak children took part in a recycled sculpture workshop with Peter Margerum, an artist and designer this week. They recycled plastic waste washed up from the sea in to an assortment of sea...

Holly Class Recycling Centre Day

08 Mar 2018

Holly class have had a lovely morning with Sally from Devon Recycling Centre,  learning lots about reusing, recycling and reducing our rubbish. They then all made a piece of paper each by creating a p...

World Book Day 2018

05 Mar 2018

World Book Day 2018 We are holding our very own World Book Day in school today. The children have dressed up as their favourite characters and have brought their favourite book in to school to share...

Holly Class Bicton Park Trip

03 Mar 2018

Just before half term Holly class concluded their learning on plants and rainforests by going on a trip to Bicton Park. It was thoroughly enjoyable and they were able to show off their knowledge as...

Holly Class

03 Mar 2018

Holly Class planted some coriander in September outside the classroom. Recently they picked it and made some potato salad using their own coriander. They have thoroughly enjoyed planting, looking afte...

Nativity 2017

15 Dec 2017

Our Reception and KS1 performed their Nativity play Chirstmas Counts this week. They all worked incredibly hard. Congratulations.

Clip and Climb Trip

01 Dec 2017

Willow and Oak Class spent the day at Clip and Climb this week. In their current topic they are looking at mountains. The children thoroughly enjoyed challenging themselves.

Exeter Chiefs Tag Rugby Tournament

05 May 2017

On the last day of term St. Andrews sent 2 teams to the tag rugby tournament that Exeter Chiefs organised. The teams were from year 3 and 4 and have been currently working with them on a Tuesday after...

Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church

05 May 2017

"Children throughout the school contributed to the decoration of the Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church with prayers on fish shapes to connect our knowledge with our patron Saint as a fisherman. The ch...

Holly Class Pen Pals

05 May 2017

Holly Class were extremely excited when the postman dropped of 29 letters today. Miss Andrews had secretly set up a pen pal from Cambridgeshire for each child in Holly Class. They had a great afternoo...

Shrove Tuesday

04 May 2017

The whole school celebrated Shrove Tuesday yesterday with a pancake race organised by Mrs Melville. All of the house teams worked together to earn lots of house points.

World Book Day

03 May 2017

St. Andrew's celebrated world book day today. The staff and children dressed as characters from their favourite books. The costumes were fantastic. Thank you to all of the children, parents and staff...

Holly Class Gymnastics

02 May 2017

Holly class loved their gymnastics session with Miss Andrews and Go Active on Monday afternoon. They practised their balances in groups of 2 and 3 and then performed them to the class at the end of th...

Stockland Cross Country

01 May 2017

Congratulations to all of the children that took part in Stockland Cross Country last night. Despite the very muddy conditions the children all ran exceptionally well! Thank you to Mrs Parsons for the...