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Wednesday 9 June

Dear Parents and Carers

 I hope that you had a lovely half term – everyone is looking extremely well and our smiles are plentiful.

 Please read on below for some important information:


Some of those smiles may be due to this being a short week for pupils. We have our last 2 INSET days on Thursday and Friday of this week. School is closed to ALL pupils on these two days.  In a ‘normal’ year, we would be hotfooting it up to the Royal Cornwall Show at the Showground, but we are sadly not able to have that pleasure this year. We have kept the INSET days though and will be looking to use two for the Show next year too (these dates do NOT fall in our Half Term, sadly).    



You will note too that the end of this week sees the G7 Summit coming to Carbis Bay.  We are talking about the G7 and what it is and why it meets in Assembly today, so do feel free to ask any questions to your children later.  It affects quite a bit of Cornwall too, and they would like for us all to be vigilant, so please see the message below from the Devon and Cornwall Police:


A message from Devon and Cornwall Police regarding the G7 Summit that is taking place over this weekend:

Over the coming days as we near the G7 Summit event, residents and communities in Cornwall may see visible training taking place on land, in the air and on the water; particularly near the key venues. This forms part of our planning and preparations to deliver a safe and secure event and is not something that the public should be alarmed by. The public can help us keep the event safe by being vigilant for anyone or anything that looks out of place or suspicious and by reporting it to police, security, or staff at any of the venues.  


In an emergency or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999. You can report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence via the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321.


PE Days

This term sees some slight changes in PE days for 3 year groups (Year 1, 3, and 6).  Please see below for the most updated PE days that will start next week (from Monday 14 June):


Y1- Friday

Y2- Monday and Wednesday

Y3- Tuesday and Wednesday

Y4-Tuesday and Thursday

Y5-Tuesday and Friday

Y6-Thursday and Friday


Reception are now doing Wild Tribe every Friday morning. This means that they will be coming into school in their Wild Tribe clothing on a Friday. PE Kits should be in school every day as changing is one of our Reception goals.  


PE Kit (and school shoes)

Please remember to provide the correct PE Kit for PE days in school.  Acceptable PE Kit is below:

  • Plain white t-shirt/plain white polo shirt or WPA branded burgundy t-shirt.
  • Black (or dark plain) shorts/skort/leggings or tracksuit bottoms
  • White socks (indoor sports)
  • Black or very dark jnumper/School Jumper (no hooded or casual tops)
  • Waterproof coat (for colder weather)
  • A pair of plimsoles or sports trainers

School shoes need to be flat, black and suitable for school. NO High Top Trainers and no coloured shoes please.


Thank you for all of your support – it is very much appreciated.


Kindest regards


Ms Whitlock 


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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.


Ms R Whitlock

Gonvena Hill
PL27 6BL

01208 814560

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