Welcome

We are very proud of our latest OFSTED Inspection. To read the report please click here


On behalf of the children and staff, I would like to welcome you to Parrett and Axe CE VA Primary School. Parrett and Axe is a wonderful school set in the heart picturesque West Dorset just over the Somerset border between Crewkerne and Beaminster.

As a Church of England school, Christian values are at the heart of everything we do and at the centre of our learning.  We have good links with The Beaminster Team Ministry and worship in St Mary’s Church, Mosterton, several times each year, to celebrate Harvest, Christmas, Easter as well as our leaver’s service. We have daily worship in school and are supported by members of the church and diocese, who also lead regular worship sessions. We are very proud that visitors to our school comment positively on the high-quality teaching and learning, caring ethos and outstanding behaviour that they observe.

“Love your neighbour as yourself ” (Luke 10 vs 27)

At Parrett and Axe our children are put into 4 houses that reflect our aims and Christian values. These are, Courage, Respect, Equality and Kindness. Children are awarded house points for a variety of reasons and the results are announced in our Celebration Assembly every Friday. 

It is the school’s priority to provide a stimulating environment where children grow and develop in safe and supportive surroundings and become equipped with skills for life-long learning. Children at Parrett and Axe are recognised as unique individuals, with specific talents and needs.

As a village school, we also aim to work in close partnership with parents and the local community. We welcome many visitors into school to support and enhance the children’s learning and you will regularly see us out and about in the locality, making full use of the stimulating environment and encouraging pupils to develop their citizenship. Thank you for browsing our website. If you would like to know more about the school, you are very welcome to contact the School Office or to come and visit us. The children of Parrett and Axe very much enjoy talking about and sharing their achievements and learning and we will all look forward to meeting you.  

Simon Smith



Please note that due to the Coronavirus, procedures may differ to ensure that everyone is safe