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;

Updates to the PTFA page

The new School Council

Green Class Trip to Holyford Woods

Red Class Country Life Trip

Red Class Reading / Handwriting Evening Powerpoint

A parents guide to helping your child with Maths

Yellow Class - Gymnastics, Light, Torches and Buggies!

Red Class Water Wall and Numeracy

Blue Class Homework Meeting Presentation

Yellow Class River Otter trip

Yellow Class went to Dartmoor!

Please check here regularly for further announcements


News Letters

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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"

(based on a quote by Antoine de Saint Exupery)

We are the Hands and Feet of God

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Saturday 7th November Christmas Craft Fair Budleigh Town Hall

Week beginning 9th November Parents’ Meetings  

Friday 13th November Dress up as a hero for Children In Need  

Thursday 19th November 7.30pm PTFA Meeting Sir Walter Raleigh Pub

Wednesday 25th November 6pm Full Governing Body Meeting Drake’s School

Sunday 6th December 10am All Age Service All Saint’s Church, E Bud

Wednesday 9th December 1.45pm & 6pm Christmas Productions EB Village Hall Friday 11th December Christmas Lunch School

Thursday 17th December 2pm End of Term Service All Saint’s Church, E Bud

Friday 18th December Last day of Term  

Monday 4th January Non-Pupil Day  

Tuesday 5th January First day of Spring Term