Our nursery provision will open for 'stay and play' in the wb 16th Sept. The nursery will open fully on Mon. 23rd Sept. If you have applied Mrs Burtoft will be in touch. If you would like to apply contact jburtoft@looeprimary.co.uk


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

An Amazing Summer Ahead

Posted: 19/07/2019
Janine Waring

We are always excited to celebrate the achievements of our pupils and our Celebration Assemblies are a highlight of each week.  We also encourage the children to talk to us and to share the wonderful activities they take part in, out of the school environment.  I was delighted yesterday to receive some pictures from Grace.  She is looking very proud of herself outside the White Lodge building in Richmond, London.  

Grace has been chosen to take part in a prestigious Royal Ballet School intensive week of study and this is a big achievement for her as there are only a small number of places offered to ballet dancers worldwide.  She will also be attending a performing arts summer school over the holiday and will then move on to Cardiff where she will be rehearsing for a performance of Swan Lake with the English Youth Ballet Company.  Grace will have a role as a cygnet and will be performing a solo.

By adding that to her numerous other activities, not least a role in an ITV drama, Grace is showing us that it is good to aim high and that the world really is her 'oyster'.  Well done Grace; good luck for all that is coming up for you.  Thank you too for being such a role model to others at school; we are all very proud of you.  You can all let us know what you are up to!


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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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