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Special people in the community

Joshua Class has enjoyed learning about the special people in our community who help us.

The children told us they would love a visit from the police. So, we made it happen! A local community officer visited us at the academy. Joshua Class enjoyed hearing about how the police help us and especially trying on the different hats.

They did an excellent job of spotting all the parts of the police uniform that are useful and Juneau even tried on the handcuffs! Joshua Class also enjoyed looking at the police car and spotting all the flashing lights. They did Newquay Primary Academy proud with their super listening and thoughtful questions.

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A visit from Green Watch

Joshua Class had a visit on Tuesday afternoon from the local Newquay Fire Station.

Thank you Green Watch for visiting Newquay Primary Academy and for allowing us to use the water hose. All the children got very wet, but had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the job Green Watch do.

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First day success!

Today all the children have been amazing! They are already following our golden rules and doing super sitting and listening on the carpet.

We have had fun doing wake and shake and then chose some activities in Discover and Do. Some of us made medals while our friends played at different stations in our classroom. We then went outside and played some parachute games and even made a parrot fly in the sky!

We have sung maths songs and listened to some of our friends talk about themselves.

Everyone did a fantastic job on their first day!

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Open Afternoon

The Newquay Primary Academy team are inviting new Reception parents and pupils to an Open Afternoon on Thursday 2nd September – an opportunity to visit their new learning environment ahead of the official start of the school year.

There will be two sessions, one at 2.30pm and another at 4pm.

This will be a great opportunity for the children to get familiar with the space, interact with their new classmates and see Mr Hayes, Miss Wilson and Miss Biggers again before they start the following Monday.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for parents to ask any additional questions that they may also have.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite here 

If you have any queries regarding this session, please contact us at: secretary@newquayprimary.net

The event will take place in the new temporary classroom. We ask that those attending arrive promptly for the start of their session and meet at the academy car park, which is located on Trevenson Road opposite Newquay Tretherras playing field. From here, a member of the Newquay Primary Academy team will walk you the route you will take on the first day and show you to the learning space.

Location:

Newquay Primary Academy

Trevenson Rd,

Newquay,

TR7 3BH

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Parent information event

Newquay Primary Academy invites new Reception parents and carers for an update on site development and arrangements for children starting in September on Tuesday 29th June 2021.

Craig Hayes, Gemma Wilson and the Newquay Primary Academy team look forward to meeting you all again and updating you on the site development, pupil transition and plans for September.

There will be two sessions, one at 4pm and another at 5:30pm.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and meet other new parents and carers of Newquay Primary Academy children.

Please note: We ask that children do not attend this event.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite here.

If you have any queries regarding this session please contact us at: secretay@newquayprimary.net

The event will take place outside in the academy car park (weather permitting*), which is located on Trevenson Road, opposite Newquay Tretherras playing field. Please arrive promptly for the start of your session and wear weather appropriate clothing.

*In the case of bad weather, a member of the Newquay Primary Academy team will be in touch with parents and carers registered to attend the event with details of alternative arrangements.

Location:

Newquay Primary Academy

Trevenson Road,

Newquay,

TR7 3BH

Covid-19 measures – when attending the event please ensure the following for your safety and others:

Please make yourself known to a member of the Newquay Primary Academy Team on arrival, where you will be asked to use hand gel and a forehead thermometer.

We ask that you observe social distancing protocols at all times.

You will be required to where a facemask if inside.

Should we need to relocate the event inside, the associate room will be fogged prior and in-between the two sessions.

If you experience any symptoms prior to the event, please let us know and do not attend.

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School Build Update

We thought you might want to see how the work is progressing on site. We are on track for building completion at the end of August and looking forward to meeting our very first cohort of Reception children when term begins in September.

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New Build to Start

We are delighted to announce that contractors will be on the Newquay Tretherras site on Monday 25th to start work on our brand new primary school building.

Mr Craig Hayes is Newquay Primary Academy’s Executive Headteacher:

“I am so excited that work is finally going to commence on site so that we can open the doors of Newquay Primary Academy to our first ever cohort of pupils in September 2021.

“Our historic school motto – Proba Tene (hold fast) – echoes our belief in the importance of doing the right thing, working hard together and being resilient in everything we do. I have been working on this project since late 2015 and we have definitely had to ‘hold fast’ to overcome challenges and obstacles in order achieve our dream for the Newquay community.

“My next job is to work alongside my CELT colleagues to employ an outstanding staff team and create a safe, calm, happy and purposeful place where every child feels wanted, loved and valued for exactly who they are. My newly appointed team will work collaboratively over the next few months to create a curriculum that will develop our pupils’ independence, confidence, resilience and curiosity. This is not just wonderful news for me, but an exciting time for our first cohort of pupils and their parents as their primary school career begins.”

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Pre-Opening Consultation Report

As part of the process of opening a new school, Cornwall Education Learning Trust was required to hold a consultation exercise (under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010) to determine whether the Trust should enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to set up a free school. We ran a six-week consultation period from 5th October to 16th November 2020. This consultation was an important part of the pre-opening stage both to raise local awareness of our plans for Newquay Primary Academy and to satisfy the legal requirements around setting up a free school. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our consultation questionnaire. The Section 10 Report has been submitted to the Department for Education and can be viewed and downloaded below.

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New School Plans

Following the Parent Information sessions, we can now reveal further information about the plans and site for Newquay Primary Academy.

Newquay Primary Academy will be co-located with Newquay Tretherras secondary school.

Primary pupils will be able to learn in specialist facilities not accessible to most primary school pupils, including science and technology rooms.

The Primary School will have a separate entrance and access, with the option to access shared facilities across the whole site.

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Parent Information Day

We are holding an Information Day for prospective families to learn more about Newquay Primary Academy on Tuesday 6th October at Newquay’s Lighthouse Cinema.

30-minute information sessions will be held throughout the morning and evening, book your place in advance to ensure you don’t miss this opportunity.

We are pleased to welcome families groups of up to 6 people to attend one of these sessions. The capacity of each session will be capped to ensure we can maintain safe distancing between groups. We must ask that face coverings are worn inside the venue. In addition we will ensure:

  • Stringent personal hygiene policy including use of hand sanitisers
  • Enhanced cleaning of venue