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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

A Whirlwind week!

Posted: 17/01/2020
Caroline Lucock

It has been another whirlwind week (literally; thank you, Storm Brendan) but one where I have met many more children and have learned so much.

Thank you so very much for the huge effort that has clearly been made with Uniform – pupils are, on the whole, looking very smart with hair tied back and shirts tucked in. It is much appreciated – please keep it up!

The School Council met this week for the first time in a while. Council Members were extremely prompt and very keen to get projects going and to make positive changes to school life. They had two main themes this week; choosing a charity for the school to support this year and looking at how to help the school eat more healthily at breaktime. The most important thing to remember, the School Council thought, was that if you only eat less healthy things occasionally, then you don’t need to avoid them all of the time. So, we decided to keep birthday treats (phew) but to focus on break time snacks and working towards making sure that lunchboxes are well rounded and nutritious.  We will keep you updated!

I am working on short term measures to hopefully improve the drop off and parking situation, but with immediate effect, please remember that the drop off lane means drop off. Please do not park your car in this lane. We will be monitoring this as much as we can and are also looking to try and ease the congestion caused due to cars parking on the exit road. Please bear with me – I share your frustration and anything that I can do, I will.

Again, please do let me know, either by email, popping in or making an appointment if there is anything on your mind; I want to hear from you.

In the meantime; I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Fingers crossed that it’s a dry one…

A photo of the school council hard at work will follow next week – along with some ideas for healthy snacks suggested by the School Council themselves.

Ms R Whitlock.


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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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