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;

Green Class “where my wellies take me” and Vikings

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

"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

Sunday 7th February 10am Combined Raleigh Mission Community service, Bishop Sarah visit St Peter’s Church, Budleigh

Friday 12th February Red Class walk to village shop

Friday 12th February PTFA Whole School Disco Village Hall

Monday 15th – Friday 19th February Half Term

Wednesday 24th February Blue and Class 2 visit to Otter Provisional

Friday 26th February after school Red Class Cake Sale

Monday 29th February - Friday 4th March Individual parents’ meetings School

Wednesday 2nd March Fair Trade Conference for selected children The Beacon School

Thursday 3rd March World Book Day

Saturday 5th March 9.00-12.30 PTFA Table Top Sale Budleigh Public Hall

Sunday 6th March Mothering Sunday Service  All Saint’s Church

Friday 11th March after school Blue Class Cake Sale

Thursday 24th March 2pm End of Term Service All Saint’s Church

Thursday 24th March after school Green Class Cake Sale

Thursday 24th March Last day of term

Saturday 16th April School maintenance working party

Friday 22nd April after school Yellow Class Cake Sale