From June 2nd 2020, Wadebridge Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups and Year 6 children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.

Heads Blog

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday!
I hope that you are all managing to read all of the documents that we are sending through and are enjoying your children’s reports.
I was really quite emotional when reading them through as there is SO much talent here at WPA and we miss you all so much. When it is safe and we are able, we cannot wait to see you again.
I especially felt for the Year 6 Pupils, who have of course not been able to take their SATs that they worked SO hard for, or go to London or stay here in school and enjoy all of the wonderful activities that were planned, and whose last half term ever at Primary School, whilst possible, is not yet certain. We will know by next Thursday evening (28 May) and we will write to you to either confirm the already set plans (to come back on Tuesday 2nd June for those that can or need to) or to let you know what the new plan is, dependent on the government announcement.
As per my blog earlier this week, please remember that we are not open over Half Term OR Monday 1st June.
Please note too that whilst we have loved being in touch with you all, I have specifically asked teachers to have a break from school over the Half Term. This means that if you write them an email after school end time today, they are most likely to not reply until we get to school on Monday 1st June.
A reminder too that there will be NO WORK SET over the Half Term or on Monday 1st June. Please have a break if you can.   Paper work packs for those who have asked for them will be ready for collection on Monday 1st June (usual place) and all home learning tasks will be on the class pages on the website from Tuesday 2nd June in the morning. 
Whatever the government announcement is at the end of next week, the school WILL BE OPEN TO CHILDREN OF KEY WORKER PARENTS AND VULNERABLE PUPILS from Tuesday 2nd June.
Thank you very much to all who have managed to read the letter that was sent out yesterday; please remember that you are most welcome to contact your child’s teacher/s or me if you have any questions.

I wrote in my letter yesterday to please use the car park at the Comp rather than park on site if you were wanting to drop your child at the gates in person. There is no parking available at school from 2nd June. If you do need to park at the Comp, please use ONLY the car park nearest to the school on the right-hand side as you drive down the road towards us; all other parking will be needed at the Comp I am afraid.  Thank you. You are of course still welcome to walk to school, cycle to school (cycles will be stored during the day in the normal place) or use the drop off lane outside the Nursery area at school.

PICK UP and DROP OFF if you are coming back to school
Please, please adhere to the timings for your ‘bubble’ that we will send out to you in advance of 2nd June (vulnerable and key worker children to be dropped off and picked up as of now).  Whilst we will have signs in place and we have done everything we can to safeguard you all in terms of social distancing on school grounds but not inside the buildings, this will only work if we all follow what is asked of us. One parent only to accompany a child at any time please. ?

I will be in touch after the government announcement at the end of next week and then again very soon after we return on Monday 1st June with more details for Year 1s and beyond.
Thank you so much for all of your support and understanding at this time – it is such an unknown but you have all been brilliant and we really appreciate it. THANK YOU.

Take good care and I hope that you have a wonderful long weekend and Half Term week.
Ms Whitlock


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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.


Ms R Whitlock

Gonvena Hill
PL27 6BL

01208 814560

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We are the best we can be.



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