From June 22nd , Darite Primary is open only for children of key workers, vulnerable groups and Reception, Year 1 and 6 children. Year 5 will return on Wednesday the 1st July, this will be for Wednesdays and Thursdays only.

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End of year

Farewell and good luck

It was an emotional end to the year this afternoon when the whole school had a distanced assembly to say goodbye to Mrs Davey, Miss Godby and Mrs Alberts along with the Year 6s.

Mrs Davey has been at Darite for nearly 17 years and has decided that now is the time to retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. She will be sorely missed by pupils, staff and parents and we wish her the best for her new adventures. 

Miss Godby and Mrs Alberts are leaving to start their journey as mums. They are on maternity leave and will be in to let us have cuddles with babies in the Autumn. 

Year 6 also bid us farewell today on their next educational adventure. We hope they will remember us fondly when they are famous politicians, scientists, film stars or whatever the future brings. 

I hope you will join with us in wishing everyone well. On a personal note, thank you for your support in these times and we all hope you stay safe and well during the summer break. School opens to all pupils on the 7th September.

Mr Whipps and the Darite team. 

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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

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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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