We are very excited to be able to announce that we are opening a new nursery provision on 5th September 2019. We have funded places available for 2 - 4 year olds. Please enquire at school and help to let others know who may be interested.


We hope you are enjoying the new look website. We have recently added a new 'Announcement' function, an 'Events Diary' and most recently a 'Head's blog' feature to keep you updated with the great learning happening at Looe Primary. We plan to add 'Class Blogs' soon and are grateful for all Feedback on our new platform.

Based in Looe Cornwall, Looe Primary Academy is a member of Bridge Schools Trust. Looe joined the Trust in 2014 following conversion to academy status the same year. Looe Primary is a larger than average primary in Cornwall, with approximately 240 pupils on roll.

Our school motto is, ‘Creating Lifelong Learners’ and we pride ourselves on our supportive and inclusive ethos; our team of staff work incredibly hard to ensure that every child achieves the highest standards possible during their time with us. Our school sits in wonderful surroundings with full views of the sea and the environment in which we live plays a large role in our aim to deliver a happy and vibrant school that provides a wealth of opportunities for children to create, explore, invent and extend their learning. We are committed to providing the highest standard of teaching and learning and we achieve this through a rich and broad connected curriculum that provides a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.

Looe Primary shares a Local Governing Body with one of our neighbouring schools, Polperro Primary Academy and our committed governors work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that they have a good and accurate, understanding of the improvement journey that Looe Primary has undertaken since receiving a ‘notice to improve’ judgement from Ofsted in January 2012. With a new leadership team and support from the Bridge Schools Trust, Looe Primary Academy has significantly improved outcomes for pupils. We have become a forward-thinking school that has experienced rapid improvement and improving results.

Our pupils are happy and tell us that they enjoy their time at Looe Primary, with fun learning and teachers and staff who know them and who are always there to help. Our parent and family communications tell us that they are happy with the school, that they feel their children are safe and that the school cares about them. We strongly believe in the whole child and preparing our pupils to be active citizens for life in a modern, democratic society. We are a community school in a rich and vibrant community and we are very proud to be part of this.

Safeguarding and welfare is intrinsic and essential in all that we do at Looe Primary. Children are taught the values of resilience, empathy, trust, responsibility, aspiration, enthusiasm, curiosity and determination. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and the specialists who support us.

When you visit Looe Primary Academy, you will find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect where our pupils develop skills for lifelong learning. Achievement, progress and a ‘can do’ attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we develop this by nurturing pupils’ creativity, to grow independent learners who understand that mistakes can be a learning opportunity.

If you require a paper copy of information on our website then please contact the school office and this will be provided.

Janine Waring, Headteacher.

Heads Blog

Plaidy Win Sports Day

Posted: 27/06/2019
Janine Waring

After a very grey start to the day, Plaidy were able to celebrate their win of the overall Sports day competition in the sunshine.  It has been a while since Plaidy won, so there were lots of cheers and excitement.  It was a very close competition all day.  Plaidy won the Key Stage 2 competition in the morning and Hannafore won the Key Stage 1 competition in the afternoon; in the end, only 23 points separated all of the 4 four teams.  As the only member of school not in one of our houses (I might have said that a few times before), I was very nervous in counting all of the points, so it was very tense when I announced the results!

We value competition and fun at Looe Primary and Sports Day is one of the highlights of the year.  It was great to see the children supporting each other and helping out when things did not quite go to plan for some.  There were a few falls and tears, but we all knew it was about taking part and being there for each other.  Mrs Smerdon did a great job of organising the day again and the activities meant that everyone could take part.  We even caught PCSO Billings taking part in the Foundation egg and spoon race!

Sports Day here at Looe is all about family and friends, so thank you to those who attended; it was lovely to see so many of you out on the field for the picnic lunch.  Thank you too to the volunteers who helped to run the stalls and the raffle.  We have not finished counting yet, but we are confident that we will have raised over £400 to go towards resources for our children that we would not be able to buy otherwise.  Special mentions to Mrs Provost, Mrs Borlase and Mrs Ede for bringing it all together and thank you too you all for the wonderful donations of cakes, sweets and amazing raffle prizes.  Check our Facebook page if you have won a prize.  We are hoping to get our Parents and Friends up and running properly again soon, so if you can help in either a big or a small way, please let Mrs Juleff know.

This year's Sports Day did not disappoint yet again.  Looe Primary at its best!  Thank you to you all, but most of all to our fantastic children who never fail to bring joy and fun to our days at school.


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Mrs Janine Waring

Hay Lane
East Looe
PL13 1JY

01503 262172

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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