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: drakes@raleighfederation.org.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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Week beginning 7th November Parents’ evenings

Thursday 10th November  Year 1, 2 and 3 Flu Vaccinations  

Friday 11th November  NCMP Screening

Week beginning 14th November Bikeability for Y5 & 6

Thursday 17th November Red Class rocket building afternoon

Saturday 19th November PTFA Christmas Craft Fair, children singing 2pm Public Hall, Budleigh

Saturday 3rd December  Reindeer Run Otterton Church

Friday 9th December  School Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 14th December Christmas productions afternoon & evening Village Hall

Thursday 15th December 2pm End of Term Service