From June 2nd 2020, Darite Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups and Year 6 children. We will update parents and carers regularly as the situation changes.

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

I hope you are all safe and well and managed to get some rest in the wonderful weather last week. I've added a few photos that have been sent in of all the fun.

Today we welcome back Year 6 pupils, vulnerable children and children of key workers. The staff met yesterday to prepare the school and make sure all the plans are in place to safeguard pupils, staff and parents to the best of our ability. If you do need to drop children off, please follow the signage and one way system that is in place. Please make sure you have read the letters sent out last week to familiarise yourself with the timings and logistics for the day. At the moment we can only offer packed lunches made by the school to pupils eligible for free school meals. If you are unsure if your child is eligible, please contact 

For those children not attending school, the home learning has been updated on the blogs. Once again, please do what you feel you can and there is no pressure to complete anything. The welfare of the children is paramount. If you read and practise times tables with the children, that would be wonderful. 

Thank you to those parents who have send in confirmation of their reports and the wonderful  comments. It makes us smile to ready what you and the children think of the comments. Please keep them coming in. 

As always, we will keep you informed about changes and updates to school. 

Stay safe and please keep well. 

Mr Whipps and all the Darite staff. 


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Darite Primary Academy is well known for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. We take great care to provide a happy, safe environment where children feel secure to play, have fun, explore, experiment, develop confidence and curiosity, and learn. There is an excellent educational programme that is appropriate to the children’s age and stage of development.


Head of School:
Tom Whipps

PL14 5JH

01579 342155

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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