The Bestic Trust is delighted to spearhead the development of a new sustainable school for Uplyme.
Since opening in 1854 thousands of children have passed through the Trust and the gates of Mrs Ethelston’s school. The Trust, set in the heart of the village of Uplyme for over 160 years, has served the community well, supporting the delivery of outstanding education.
The Story So Far
Responding to the findings of the education review, Uplyme Parish Plan and Neighbourhood plan, in 2013 the Bestic Trust acquired the site next to Uplyme village hall, having obtained outline planning permission for a new school.
Video includes virtual walk through of the new school.
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The project itself provides the opportunity to enhance the curriculum taught in school today, not only securing the legacy of 1854 but creating an environment that will nurture and inspire children to develop a love for learning that stays throughout their lives.
Already we are seeing subject areas are be developed to align with the construction process, and used to inspire teaching of the arts and environmental study. The children are already using the site to examine ecology and learn how to garden. Forest school operates there during the holidays and there are plans to run more events to engage the wider community.