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Heads Blog

Update Friday 30th April

We have had another successful week in school. I have seen some amazing learning going on in each class and outside. Children have enjoyed the new huff and puff equipment at break times, although the new foam balls weren’t heavy enough to drop through the new basketball net and Chaipel Class had to work together to solve the problem of how to get them out!

Homework Teachers have this week reminded pupils of expectations for homework. In addition to reading each night, regular practice and learning of maths facts, spelling strategies/phonics, each class will have a grid of homework activities for your child to complete across the half term either independently or with a parent or carer. All of this information is explained in more detail on your child’s Class blog.

The Big Ask Next week your children will be given the opportunity to complete The Big Ask questionnaire at school. This is a national survey for young people that has been created by The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza. She’s keen to hear from young people about the things that make them happy, that worry them and that they would like to see in the future. All schools are encouraged to support their pupils to complete this survey. A range of teaching resources have also been produced, including lesson plans and activity packs, to help teachers incorporate this into their lessons. All of your child’s answers will be confidential, and they don’t have to answer any question if they do not want to. They will be used to inform the Government of the changes that children would like to see. Click this link for more information https://cco-web.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cco-the-big-ask-parent-information-sheet.pdf

Payments We would like to remind you that all payments now need to be through ParentPay, and paid in advance, including lunch money and Breakfast Club payments. Please let Mrs Joslin know if you need a log-in. 

School Uniform Uniform is now available from:- https://www.wovina.com/collections/polperro-primary-academy-school Please do let us know any feedback on using this system. We still have a small stock of sweatshirts and PE items in school to sell. Also sun hats and book bags, and we hope to have swimming hats soon. We no longer have a supply of water bottles.

Lunch Menu With the reopening of our own school kitchen we have had some confusion as to the menu on offer for the school packed lunches! Most of the children down for lunch were delighted to learn they would be having fish fingers today. Please see a copy of the slightly amended menu attached.

Wishing you an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing the children back in school on Tuesday 4th May.

Mrs Hillman


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Polperro Primary Academy is a happy and thriving School for children aged 2 to 11 years and is often described as ‘somewhere special’ by visitors, parents and children alike. We currently have 141 children on roll across five classes and our pre-school nursery, and provide a seamless transition between nursery and primary school. In addition to our creative and well-qualified teaching staff, we have excellent teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All of these staff are dedicated to providing pupils with quality learning opportunities and take immense pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to support the school.

We are very proud of the successes of our School - the fantastic academic results we achieved last year, when compared both nationally and with local schools, and the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within our community and of the governors, staff and children who work hard to make our School a happy place where we can learn together in friendship. We maintain our commitment to the learning of each and every person within our School family and are resolute in that commitment that sees the continual development of our children.

We are committed to continuing to raise standards and provide an effective, inspiring education for all of our children. We will continue to have high expectations and are keen to move the school forward, building on those successes. We hope that the close cooperation and partnership between school and home will enhance and support your child’s development throughout these important early years.

The stars of our school are of course, the children themselves and very few visitors fail to comment on their politeness, energy and enthusiasm. I feel very privileged and proud to lead their learning.

We very much hope you find this website useful and informative and please to not hesitate to contact either myself, or a member of my team, should you need any further information.

Anthea Hillman - Polperro Primary Academy Head


Head of School:
Mrs Anthea Hillman

PL13 2JJ

01503 272249

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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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