Welcome to Drake’s Primary School

I would like to welcome you to our website, it should give you the essence of our school and some useful information.  I believe that Drakes is a very special place, where a dedicated emphasis on teaching and learning to high standards sits comfortably alongside the provision of a safe and happy space for our children to learn and develop as rounded, vibrant individuals.  

I am extremely proud of our children and the positive, happy individuals we see growing up here. I am sure the consensus in the village is that the school is a valuable part of our community offering an excellent environment for our children over these critical early years.

Enjoy browsing our website and please don’t hesitate to call us to arrange to visit or if you’d like a chat.

Carron Saunders - Head Teacher

Important Dates

Drake’s C of E Primary School

Middle Street

East Budleigh


01395 443871


Drake’s C of E Primary School, Middle Street, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7DQ     Tel: 01395 443871      Email: admin@drakes.devon.sch.uk


Latest News;

Yellow Class River Otter trip

Yellow Class went to Dartmoor!

Red Class - Pirate Easter Egg Hunt, The Zoo came to us, Budding Chefs,  Victorian Day and Super Monkey!

Parent Forum Transcripts

Blue Class - Find out what we got up to this Spring Term!

Yellow Class - Ancient Egyptians & Easter around the World

Green Class - Victorian Project and a big gallery or recent projects

Updated Policies

PE Premium Funding

Blue Class - Autumn Term

Green Class - Welcome to our class and Piincusions

Red Class - Welcome to our new classmates!

Red Class go to Seaton Wetlands and Trainride!

Blue Class discover the Elements!

Whole School trip to The Eden Project

Green Class Arts Week & Holyford Wood

Yellow Class Forces and Rockets

Yellow Class Classroom Makeover and Tibetian Prayer Flags

Blue Class held an egyptian bazaar and also learnt about mummification!

Red Class Katie Morag

Green Class Science Investigations

Green Class Viking film project

Green Class visit to Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Mosque

Futsal Winners!

Blue Class explore an Egyptian Tomb!

Exmouth Schools swimming gala

Green Class Fabulous Faces Project

The School Visit Killerton House for a Victorian Christmas!

Introducing our School Council

Red Class have beeb exploring materials!

Red Class Visited The World of Country Life!

Green Class had a Tudor day, learnt about different places in the world and how we fit into the universe

Red Class learnt how to bathe a baby

Blue Class went on a learning journey and prepared for Harvest

Red Class painted self portraits!

Middle Years Arts Week & River Otter trip - CLICK HERE to see more!

Year 2 River Otter Water Colours - CLICK HERE to see the gallery!

Lower Years and Year 2 Farm Trip - CLICK HERE for more info!

Lower Years Trip to the Park! - CLICK HERE to see what they got up to!

Middle Years make fishcakes! - CLICK HERE to found out more!

Year 2 Otterton Mill Walk and Pizza making! - CLICK HERE to see more!

Year 2 Healthy Eating - CLICK HERE to see pictures!

Lower Years Chinese day - CLICK HERE to see pictures!

Middle Years go fishing! - CLICK HERE to find out more!

Year 2 Music and Dance - CLICK HERE to find out more!

Middle Years World War 2 Day - CLICK HERE for more info!

Year 2 have been designing Greek Pots! - CLICK HERE to see what they did.

The Lower Years went to the zoo! - CLICK HERE to see photos.

Drake’s & Otterton are running a choir - CLICK HERE to find out more.

Tour of Britain success for Drake’s! - CLICK HERE to see our winners!

Sports clubs  & sports calendar - CLICK HERE for more information.

The School Council are organising a toy sale - CLICK HERE for more info!

Year 2 have been learning about the Olympics - CLICK HERE to find out more.

Exmouth & District Children's Centre Newsletter - CLICK HERE to view it.

The middle years went fossil hunting. CLICK HERE to read about it!

Year 2 and Year 5 built castles. CLICK HERE to see pictures.

The upper years learned about Victorians. CLICK HERE to find out more!

The new OFSTED report is now out. CLICK HERE to view it.

See photos from the 2010 Christmas Nativity by CLICKING HERE

The Middle Years study the Festival of Divali. See photos by CLICKING HERE

Upper Years Shelter Building! Find out more by CLICKING HERE

“Huff and Puff”! See photos by CLICKING HERE

The Big Dig October 2010! See some photos by CLICKING HERE

Home-School Agreement documents and also the Parents Questionnaire can now be viewed online by CLICKING HERE

The Library has begun it’s re-vamp!  The first of the new non-fiction books have arrived in school.  See the latest news and pictures by CLICKING HERE!

Drake’s wins an Artsmark Award! Find out more by CLICKING HERE

Please check here regularly for further announcements


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"If you want people to learn how to build a boat…teach them to yearn for the vast and open sea"

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Thursday & Friday 3rd & 4th September

Non-pupil days


Monday 7th September

First day of Autumn Term for pupils