Ermington and Ugborough Primary Schools established the Beacon Federation in 2011 and now work collaboratively to provide an excellent education for the children in our local area, preserving the best traditions of each school while taking advantage of new opportunities together.  I am proud to work with a dedicated and highly professional team committed to each individual child’s development.  We believe that school should be a safe, challenging, supportive and fun place for children, working with parents and carers to give them the best start possible on their educational and personal journey.

I hope that our website will give you an idea of what each school is like.  If you would like to know more you are very welcome to come and see us in action - just phone or email and we will be happy to help.

Jane Byrne
Executive Headteacher


Beacon Federation Governors

  • Are you looking for a stimulating and worthwhile challenge?
  • Do you want to make a difference for the next generation? 
  • Do you have experience in business, education, law or child development?
  • Are you active in the local community or a successful fund raiser? 
  • Are you good at working with people and getting things done? 

If any of these apply to you why not consider becoming a school governor – the most important voluntary role in Education today?  Your skills could be just what we need!

You do not need any previous experience - there is plenty of training available.  We meet monthly, serve for a 4-year term and are a mix of parents, members of staff and people from the wider community.  You do need to be able to visit the schools during the day from time to time.  All governors also need a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure

We currently have vacancies on the Governing Board and anyone who shares our commitment to achieving the best for the children at Ermington and Ugborough is welcome to apply.  You can see more about what we do on the Beacon Federation website www.beaconfederation.com.

To find out more about being a governor or to arrange an informal discussion with one of us please contact the school office at Ermington (01548 830459) or Ugborough (01752 892489) or email admin@ermington.devon.sch.uk .  We’d love to hear from you!

Sue Roberts

Chair of Governors

The Beacon Flyer

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Term Dates for School Year 2016/2017

Autumn 2016

Thu 1 Sep Non-pupil Day
Fri 2 Sep Non-pupil Day
Mon 5 Sep First day of Autumn Term
Fri 21 Oct Occasional Day (closed)
24-28 Oct Half Term
Fri 16 Dec Last Day of Term

Spring 2017

Tue 3 Jan Occasional Day (closed)
Wed 4 Jan First Day of Term
13-17 Feb Half Term
Fri 31 Mar Last Day of Term

Summer 2017

Tue 18 Apr First day of Term
Mon 1 May Bank Holiday
29 May - 2 Jun Half Term
Fri 21 Jul Last day of Term
Mon 24 Jul Non-pupil Day
Tue 25 Jul Non-pupil Day
Wed 26 Jul Non-pupil Day

Term Dates for School Year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018

Ermington Primary School

Please contact Jane Byrne, Executive Headteacher




PL21 9NH

Tel: 01548 830459

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Ugborough Primary School

Please contact Jane Byrne, Executive Headteacher




PL21 0NJ

Tel: 01752 892489

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Times of the School Day

9.00am - 12.00 / 1.15pm - 3.30pm

The school is open from 8.30am

Times of the School Day

9.00am - 12.05 / 1.05pm - 3.15pm

The school is oopen from 8.30am