Welcome to Wadebridge Primary Academy’s website. We aim to deliver a professional, media rich information and communication portal for all stakeholders needs. We encourage you to peruse the site and welcome your feedback on all aspects of the site.

We are one of the largest primary schools in Cornwall with 16 classes of children organised in a two form entry school from Nursery through to Year 6. There are 92 trained staff members who deliver exciting learning opportunities for children in all phases. We have a well resourced and organised school. All classes have access to an additional work space for creative arts, technology and withdrawal groups. In addition to this we have a huge school hall and stage area.

At the back of this is our on-site kitchen where all our meals are cooked. We have a large two-story Library, separate ICT suite, a well equipped technology room, conference room, resource room, staff room, Teachers’ planning area and associated office space not to mention our fabulous outside areas! This is a school with space and creative opportunities to fill that space!

We are committed to developing all aspects of learning in the creative way to allow children to experience and consider art, dance, drama and digital media and learning outdoors. We offer wrap around care with our on-site club Bridge Kids. Here children are able to join our breakfast and after school facilities from 7.30am-6pm.

Friends of Wadebridge Primary 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.

Ms R Whitlock, Headteacher.

Heads Blog

We made it! It is Half Term! What a fantastic and vibrant community WPA is and I thank my lucky stars every day that I am able to work here.

There has been a lot going on again this week with Year 1 visiting Newquay Zoo on a bitterly cold Tuesday (they loved it and were marvellous advocates for the school – thank you!); Year 5 enjoying an out of this world experience on Wednesday (reports are that it was ‘mega’ and ‘amazing’) and Years R, 1 and 2 coming BACK to school at 3.45pm on Wednesday to take part in our Bedtime Stories event. Hundreds of pupils came back in their very cosy pyjamas and their favourite teddy to listen to stories in the Hall and take part in other activities and had a wonderful time.

Mrs Lee Elkins Writes: 

This week the Reception and Key Stage One children came back to school for a ‘Bedtime Stories’ party in their snuggly PJs and with their very cute teddy bears! The children gathered together in the hall to listen to Mrs Lee-Elkins read her favourite story, The Cat in the Hat. After, the children returned to their classrooms to listen to their teacher’s favourite story books. The children then took part in exciting activities such as making witches potions and going on a character treasure hunt in the playground. They were also very excited to have a small milkshake and biscuit!

Thank you so much for your support with events such as these. Not only was it a great opportunity to celebrate the importance and enjoyment of reading but we also managed to raise over £150 which will go towards new books for the children. Many thanks and keep reading!

Thank you to all of you who have already signed up for slots for Parents Evenings; do log on to Arbor to book your slot if you have not already. If you cannot make either date, do please see your child’s teacher to make an appointment on another day. Healthy Eating kicks off after Half Term – the School Council have written a letter which will be sent out just after Half Term – it asks please for pupils to bring in ONLY healthy snacks for break times. If it is a fruit or veg, then it is very welcome; if it is a crisps, cakes or chocolate then it is not!  We look forward to your support with this moving forward. The School Council are very excited and are happy to advise if needed.  

Parking: please use the drop off lane for dropping off only. Please park in a space if you want to get out of your car. I know that it is incredibly tight, and we very much appreciate your continued patience, but if we are able to keep that ‘lane’ moving then it would help ease some of the congestion. It would also be much appreciated if you could avoid double parking where possible.

Please see below for the (still extensive!) list of what is coming up in the next few weeks, and as ever, please do drop me a line or pop in and see me if there is anything that you want to discuss or celebrate. I hope that you all have a safe and restful Half Term. Thank you for all of your support; it is hugely appreciated. 

Upcoming Events:


25/2/20: SHROVE TUESDAY: PANCAKE RACES. All pupils to bring in a pancake and a pancake pan for races and other pancake related fun. PS The race pancakes will NOT be eaten.   

2&3&4/3/20: Invited pupils to the Wadebridge Festival of Music & Speech

2/3/20: Y2 Recycling Trip

2/3/20: Y4 Viking Day

4/3/20: Class and Team Photos

5/3/20: St Piran’s Day – please dress in Black, Gold and White ????

6-11/3/20: Scholastic Book Fair (TBC) (linked to World Book Day which will be confirmed)

16&17/3/20: All Year Groups Parents Eves (booking open)

18-20/3/20: Y3 Residential to Delaware

21/3/20: Girl’s Football Team to Keynsham for National Final



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Ms R Whitlock

Gonvena Hill
PL27 6BL

01208 814560

Our Values...



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



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



We are the best we can be.



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



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



We are passionate about learning.

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