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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Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June Half Term Holiday

Friday 10th June Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations with special picnic lunch School

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June East Budleigh Scarecrow weekend and Arts Exhibition (Salem Chapel)

Tuesday 21st June  Green Class & Class 3 activity day  Haven Banks

Friday 24th June Class Photographs

Tuesday 28th June Sports Day (weather permitting)

Thursday 30th June 6pm Class 1 and Red Class Reading evening Drake’s School

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July Residential for Y6 pupils from both schools Dartmoor Training Centre

Tuesday 5th July Class 2 and Blue Class trip to At Bristol

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

Tuesday 19th July Summer Performance (afternoon and evening performance) Village Hall

Friday 22nd July  Last day of term