Head's Blog

Spring Term 2 Week 2

St Piran’s Day Celebrations Tuesday 5th March
To celebrate this special day, we would like the children to come to school wearing something black, white or gold (no charge). All are welcome to join us in church at 2pm for our St Piran’s assembly.  We will return to school after the assembly to collect belongings.

World Book Day Thursday 7th March
Just a reminder that on World Book Day we would love the children to come either dressed as their favourite book character, or wearing a hat/top decorated with pictures of characters, objects or places in their favourite story. Alternatively, they can wear bedtime (reading) clothes.

The Little Knitters
Elsa, Eryn, Alice and Scarlett have been very busy making necklaces, bracelets, keyrings and bookmarks, which they will be selling on Friday 8th March after school, to raise money for school projects. See their flyer in our newsletter for more details.

Parent Consultations week beginning 25th March
Pre-School appointments are available across the week. Please book directly with Mrs Rickard/Mrs Gravener. Appointments for Classes 1-4 are on Mon 25th March, Tues 26th and Wed 27th. Each appointment lasts 10 minutes. Please email your preferred time ranges to secretary@pelyntprimary.co.uk:
Monday 3.30-4pm; 4-4.30pm.
Tuesday 3.30-4pm; 4-5pm; 5-6pm.
Wednesday 3.30-4pm; 4-4.30pm.
Please enter via the main entrance and wait in the hall for your child’s teacher. There will be no clubs that week apart from Pro20 Football.

Absence due to illness
A few parents have asked for clarification about when to keep their child off due to illness. Please see the guide on page 3 of our newsletter.

CAP Debt help for families
This week I was visited by Lyndsey from a charity called CAP Debt Help, to discuss how they can help our Pelynt families. Lyndsey says: If you are feeling weighed down by debt, we can help. After calling us on 0800 328 0006, a local CAP Debt Coach will visit you at home to provide emotional support and free help with planning budgets and negotiating affordable payments with creditors. We are also running a money management course at St Martin’s Church, Liskeard on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March, from 10am-12pm. To book your place, please click on Money coaching | money management | CAP UK

We look forward to seeing you at our St Piran’s assembly next week. Good luck to our cross country runners at Liskeard tonight!
Kind regards, Abigail Oliver (Head of School)


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Pelynt Academy is a small primary school and Pre-School for children aged 2 -11, at the heart of Pelynt village, near Looe. We are very proud to be part of Bridge Schools Trust, a leading light in primary education in Cornwall. We were graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in June 2023. We have an exceptionally dedicated teaching team and wonderful support staff, who all have the highest expectations and aspirations for our children. We know that children flourish when they are treated with care and respect. The passion, commitment and kindness of our staff explains why Pelynt is such a special place.

We pride ourselves in offering a curriculum that inspires and excites our children to have a love of knowledge and learning. Our school helps all children to believe in themselves and to excel in their own individual way. We appreciate that no two children are the same and the teaching philosophy here allows pupils to be themselves, whilst enabling them to develop and progress. We teach our children to celebrate and respect the uniqueness of everyone in our school community.

Here are some of the key points from our Ofsted report, which you can read in full by following this link: Pelynt Ofsted Report

  • Pelynt is a welcoming school.
  • All pupils follow a broad, challenging and well-planned curriculum which also includes opportunities for outdoor learning.
  • Leaders have high expectation for what pupils can achieve. They are ambitious for pupils.
  • Pupils enjoy the positive relationships that exist with staff.
  • Children in the early years benefit from a calm and nurturing environment.
  • Pupils show positive attitudes to their learning.
  • Leaders regularly check the progress pupils make. Pupils who struggle receive support to help them catch up quickly.
  • All staff are trained to teach the phonics curriculum and they do so effectively.
  • Personal development is an important part of the wider curriculum.
  • Children use their manners and share nicely with each other.
  • Parents are supportive of the school. They appreciate the ‘family feel’ that leaders have created.
  • Pupils are safe in school. They are confident to talk to a trusted adult with any concerns.

If you would like to find out more, we would love to show you around our school. For details of our open days and tour bookings, please email the school office secretary@pelyntprimary.co.uk or phone us on 01503220262.

Mr Dave Hannah
Acting Head of School


Acting Head of School:
Dave Hannah

PL13 2LG

01503 220262

Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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