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Autumn Term Arrangements

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you have had a lovely summer.

Staff have been in school getting ready for the new term and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, 7th September.

Below are some important messages regarding arrangements for the beginning of term.

Staying Safe Cornwall is currently experiencing high transmission rates of Covid-19 and has been moved to an Enhanced Support Area until at least 4th October by the Government. In light of this and our new Trust risk assessment, we are staggering pick up times at the end of the day for the time being (see below for details).

Staff will continue to test twice weekly and we will also be wearing masks in communal areas. To keep everyone as safe as possible, please wear a mask if you come onto the site.

Dropping off and picking up your child For the time being, one parent only should drop off and pick up. Please leave promptly once you have dropped your child in the morning and once you have collected your child at the end of the day. Please observe social distancing at drop off and pick up.

DROP OFF All children should arrive at school between 8.45 and 8.55.

Penhallow Class children should be taken to the side gate (by the car park) where a member of staff will welcome them into school. A separate communication has been sent out to our Reception parents and carers with details of arrangements for their first week.

Landaviddy, Talland and Chaipel pupils should enter the school by the main gate and go to the playground where they will be directed into their class.

If you have any messages for teachers or the office, please inform the member of staff on the gate or contact the office by phone or email ( If your child is new to the school, we will ensure there is someone available to take them to the playground.

PICK UP The school day will end at 3:10 for Penhallow and Landaviddy Classes and 3:15 for Chaipel and Talland classes.

Penhallow Class. Pupils will be taken to the side gate at 3:10 to meet their parents/carers.

Chaipel Class pupils will leave by the side gate at 3:15. Many of our Chaipel children walk home independently. If you are collecting your child, one parent/carer per child should wait on the pavement.

Landaviddy Class will leave via the main gate at 3:10. One parent/carer per child should wait on the left-hand pavement.

Talland Class pupils will leave via the main gate at 3:15. One parent/carer per child should wait on the right-hand pavement.

Please bear with us while we implement these measures. We hope that they will be temporary and that we can move to a 3:15 end of day for everyone. We will keep these arrangements under review and contact you if and when there are any changes.

Breakfast Club If you wish your child to arrive earlier than 8:45, Breakfast Club is open every day from 8am. Please email if you would like your child to attend. If they are attending Breakfast Club, please walk your child to the back door where Mr Bishop will sign them in.

PE and Swimming Kits On the first day, please send your child in with a named PE kit and named swimming kit. We are hoping the weather will hold and that we can use the pool in PE lessons.

We look forward to seeing everyone very soon.

Best wishes

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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