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Welcome Back

Welcome back and thanks

All the teachers were over the moon today as we welcomed back Class 2 from their period of isolation.

We have been so proud of the children in Class 1 and 2 over the past few weeks as they have logged in to access their learning using Teams. It has been a steep learning curve for staff as well as the children but being able to see smiling faces each day as we taught them made up for the technical gremlins. We are looking forward to seeing Class 1 back in school on Tuesday.

We are lucky to have Mr Vinton – a trainee teacher from Exeter university – join the class. Alongside Miss Barton from Plymouth, we are very proud of being a part of supporting the next generation of teachers.

Can I say a personal thank-you to all the parents and carers who have supported their children with the online learning. It has been great to hear your feedback through the chat and message functions. Thank-you. We are aware on an article in the local press and, as always, are more than happy to work with you. Please phone us or let us know on the playground, if you have any worries or concerns, so that we can support each other during these unprecedented times.

We are aware that these are difficult times for all and everyone at Darite thanks you for your continued help and support of the children and school.


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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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