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Have a lovely summer

Thank-you for all your help.

What an emotional day after an emotional year! Today we bid the fondest of goodbyes to Year 6 who leave us for the next stage in their schooling adventure. We will remember them all so fondly and wish them nothing but the best of luck. As I said in the assembly on Wednesday, they are an amazing group of children who light up the class and school and are a credit to themselves and you as parents and carers. There is nothing they will not be able to do. One of my favourite quotes is by the American essayist John Burroughs who said “If you think you can do it, you can.” This is a motto I would love Year 6 to remember going forwards. Good luck, we will miss you all and you are amazing. Farewall also to the wonderful Miss Swift. She has only been at Darite for a short time but will be part of the Darite family forever. Good luck at your new school, they are very lucky to have you. 

It is the end of another strange and, at times, stressful year but everyone at school is so proud of how well the children have coped through bubble closures, lockdown, remote learning and returning to school not to mention the countless things that have been happening at home this year. They have been wonderful and we are so pleased with how hard they have worked and how much support they have given each other and the staff.

We would also like to thank you for your support of the children this year. I know that it has not been easy whether you have been working from home, were furloughed and supporting the children with home learning. Just being there through the pandemic has played a huge part in how well the children have coped in these uncertain times.

We will be sending out communication about the start of the new school year. We are being guided by any changes in guidance from the government which is subject to change. When I have further details, I will let you know.

We really hope the children (and you) have a wonderful holiday and summer break and stay safe whatever you are doing.


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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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