Head's Blog

Summer 2, Week 3

Sports Week
What a week of sport! Around all the other learning taking place this week, we were all treated to watching children from Nursery to Year 6 take part in their Sports Days. I think a message passed on from one of our parents sums it up nicely:

“Thank you SO much for such an amazing first sports day! I can’t wait to see our child later to hear his version of events. We could tell how much fun he was having! I can’t believe how well behaved and organised they all were – what a gorgeous bunch of souls. Massive well done to all of the organisers.”

Congratulations to our overall winners, Cormorants, stacking up an impressive 1050 points.
2nd Swans - 1000 points
3rd Choughs - 850 points
4th Puffins - 700 points

Well done to all the children!

Year 6 Residential & Enrichment Days
We were expecting to see some tired Y6 children towards the end of the week. Despite being on residential or having a fantastic time taking part in enrichment activities, our Year 6 children certainly ended the week on a high during Friday’s Sports Day. Their Bristol adventure included a trip to a zoo, tree top climbing, bowling and an historical experience finding out about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. For the Year 6 children who remained in Cornwall, they also had fun-filled days making some beautiful bird art, a day with DT sports including zorbing and to finish the experience, a trip to Pentire beach. A huge thank you to the team of staff involved in organising a wonderful couple of days. Many lasting memories made for sure.

We have now finalised staffing for September. Next week, we will be sharing the staffing overview for September and further details about transition. We will be letting you know your child's class/teacher for September in their report coming home on Thursday 12th July.

Important dates coming up:
Wednesday 26th June 09:30 & 17:30 Welcome Meeting for New Reception Parents (Hall)

Friday 28th June KS1 History Day – Time Travelling Visitor

Monday 1st – Friday 5th July Year 6 Transition Week

Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd July Year 4 Residential to Porthpean

Monday 1st July The Place – Playground Theatre Tour performance to school

Tuesday 2nd July 15:15-16:15 KS1 Open Invitation Cross Country (Wadebridge School)

Wednesday 3rd July 09:30-10:30 Drop in & play session for children new to WPA joining Reception in September

Wednesday 3rd June 13:00-14:00 Drop in & play session for children currently at WPA Nursery joining Reception in September

Thursday 4th July 09:30-12:30 Taster morning & lunch for all new Reception children starting in September

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,
Chris Wathern


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Welcome to Wadebridge Primary Academy’s website. We do hope that you find everything that you are looking for, but if you have any questions, please send us an email (secretary@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk) or give us a call (01208 814560).

Our school is based in North Cornwall and borders some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, along with the Camel Trail. We are one of the largest primary schools in Cornwall with 16 classes of children organised into a two form entry school, from Nursery (2,3 and 4 year olds) through to Year 6 and we are proud to be a member of the Bridge Schools Multi Academy Trust. We have a large team of dedicated staff who are passionate about delivering exciting learning opportunities and experiences for children across the school.

Our aspiration is for all pupils to learn, thrive and excel. At Wadebridge Primary Academy, our curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and extensive understanding of the world. We appreciate that a knowledge-rich curriculum does not simply mean memorising disconnected facts. Pupils develop relationships with knowledge so that they can put their knowledge to work in powerful, meaningful ways.

Our curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to develop understanding by connecting new knowledge with existing knowledge in order to develop fluency and the ability to apply their knowledge as skills. We aim to deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum which empowers pupils to achieve their full potential and make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives. Our curriculum is enhanced by visitors, educational visits, residential trips, hands on experiences, WOW days, links to the local community and purposeful outcomes.

We have a well- resourced and organised school with many additional spaces to learn and play. For example, we have an Art Studio, A Rainbow Room (a calm, reflective space) and break out rooms for interventions to take place. We have a large school hall and stage area, where we gather regularly as a school for assemblies, celebrations and performances. At the back of our school hall is our on-site kitchen where delicious meals are cooked and shared daily.

One of the most special parts of our school is our well stocked two-story Library. We are proud to have a ‘Gold’ Library Membership with Cornwall Council which means we are able to maintain a high quality collection of books to excite and enthuse our learners. Children visit on a weekly basis to choose a book of interest to take home and share with their family.

The children tell us that the outdoor areas of our school are some of the most exciting places to be! We have a large sports field which includes a fire pit, a bike track and a polytunnel. Each Key Stage has a play area, which includes climbing frames, a climbing wall, basketball and football courts.

In addition to a varied and exciting school life, we offer wrap around care with our on-site club Bridge Kids. Children are able to join our breakfast and after school facilities from 7.30am-6pm. This provision is also available during some of the school holidays.

We are incredible lucky to also be supported by ‘Friends of Wadebridge Primary’ (also known as FOWPA). They are a well organised group of parents, grandparents and friends who help to organise additional community activities which raise money to provide some of the ‘extras’ our children enjoy including end of term treats, theatre visits, additional school trips and additional resources to use at playtimes.

We hope you enjoy looking around our school website and for more information, you can find us on Facebook too.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Best wishes,
Mr Chris Wathern, Headteacher.


Mr Chris Wathern

Gonvena Hill
PL27 6BL

01208 814560

Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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