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Time to Play

Outdoor Learning

In amongst the rain showers, we have been blessed with some good weather and we have been making the most of being able to encourage the children to play and learn outdoors.  In Key Stage 1,  play remains one of the most significant elements of effective learning and you may have noticed that the Key Stage 1 outdoor learning space has been taking on more shape since the beginning of term.  The staff and even one of the teacher's parents have been busy sourcing new ways to provide equipment and resources to help the children to play with imagination and physical activity.  Being able to control muscles and developing the fine motor skills required to be able to write is so important in this age group, so we have been working hard to ensure that the children muscular strength and resilience to help them in the more formal classroom environment and when they write.

The children have a mixture of time indoors and outdoors and we have been trying to engage as much as possible outside while we can so that we can be as safe as possible from coronavirus.  It may be noisy and it is definitely messy at times, but it is the perfect environment for the children to explore their learning and understanding through play and role play with their friends.  It also helps them to develop positive relationships and to test their thoughts and feelings in safe environment.

Our final picture here shows the stunning view that our younger children also have at their finger tips. It is sunrise at Looe Primary.  We never take our beautiful environment for granted and some of our youngest children have already been out and about exploring, including a walk to the Wooldown last week on a beautiful afternoon.  The scenery and local sights offer a great resource for the children and they use it to inspire many elements of their learning.  We are so lucky to live and learn where we do and in the current circumstance, we are even more grateful for the amazing environment that we can provide for the children to learn and play.

We are very lucky and although we cannot invite you in at the moment, hopefully these snippets in time help to reassure you that your children are happy as they learn and have a wonderful team of teachers and support staff around them.


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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.


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.

© 2020 Bridge Schools trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 7736425. It is an exempt charity.