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  • Improvement recognised by Ofsted

    Praise from Ofsted following inspections

    9th February 2017

    Both Wainwright Primary Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy have both recently been subject to monitoring visits from Ofsted and have demonstrated positive improvements after just one term under the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership.

    The inspections took place at Queen Elizabeth’s and Wainwright on 30 November 2016 and 18 November 2016 respectively and highlighted the great improvements made, specifically in the areas of leadership, teaching and behaviour.

    Findings at Wainwright concluded that work to

  • Year 2 SATs Meeting

    8th February 2017

    In order to support our Year 2 children through their SATs we invited parents in for a short meeting on Tuesday 7th February 2017 to help explain what exactly the SATs are, when they will be happening and how they can help. Our Year 2 teachers provided some examples of past SAT questions so parents had an idea of what their child would be expected to do.

    Thank you to everyone that showed up for the meeting, we hope it was informative.  

  • Year 6 SATs Meeting

    3rd February 2017

    We invited Year 6 parents in for a meeting on Thursday 2nd February 2017, the meeting provided parents with information about the Key Stage 2 SATs the children will be taking in May this year. The meeting was to help parents fully prepare their child for the experience of SATs and to discuss the following:

    • Explain what SAT's are and what will happen during SAT's week.
    • Share what the tests may include and the types of questions the children will need to be able to answer.
    • Share ideas and tips for how parents ca
  • Wainwright Rocks

    10th January 2017

    Following on from the Young Voices concert, Mrs Hallam will continue an after school club called 'Wainwright Rocks' every Tuesday from 3.10pm to 4.10pm starting on Tuesday 21st February 2017. This will be available to the children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). The children will have fun learning new songs that they will perform at future events in the academy and in the wider community. This after school club will be limited to 25 spaces. If your child is interested in attending please complete and return

  • Christmas Carols at King's Mill Hospital

    15th December 2016

    16 members of our academy choir have visited King's Mill to sing Christmas carols and raise money for the hospital. They sounded wonderful and were warmly received. Thank you to those who donated and thank you to the Wainwright pupils for their special effort!

  • West Notts Futsal competition

    13th December 2016

    Over the past 3 weeks the Wainwright Primary Academy football team has been competing in a Futsal competition at West Nottinghamshire College. We are proud to announce that they came in 2nd and produced some very fine performances where they demonstrated a great team spirit.

    Well done to all involved - thank you also to Mr Blackwell for his great coaching and giving up his time!


    Train to teach with the TVTSA

    12th December 2016

    Are you considering a career in teaching? As a member of the Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance (TVTSA), Wainwright Primary Academy and schools across the region, are offering the opportunity to gain experience in the classroom and apply for one of 50 School Direct trainee places for 2017 entry.

    What is School Direct?

    School Direct allows you to train to teach in a school of your choosing – with the expectation that you’ll then go on to work there on completion of the programme.

    All TVTSA School Direct plac

  • Academy Prefects and Class Ambassadors

    9th December 2016

    We are so proud of all children here at WPA and they make a fantastic contribution to academy life.

    In recognising this we are pleased to say we now have a number of Year 6 prefects who have completed a rigorous interview process being a academy prefect.

    Prefects are role models in our academy and also take positions of responsibility.

    Well done to  the pupils who have been successful in their prefect application:

    Karina, Ella, Pirajeena, Ellie, Katie, Henry, Jack, Millie, Jack M, Robson, Jade and Josh.

    In addit

  • Newstead Abbey

    28th November 2016

    Our visit to Newstead Abbey was a great success! The children enjoyed a wide range of activities based on how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.

    This included making a traditional sugar mouse, creating a little posy of perfumed herbs, taking part in parlour games and watching an authentic lantern show.

    The children interacted with professional actors and it gave them an insight into the way a Victorian child lived and celebrated this Christmas season.

    This all took place in the grand surroundings of Newstead

  • Parent Coffee Morning

    25th November 2016

    Many thanks to those parents who came to our first coffee morning. It was a good opportunity to have a chat about school life and events that are happening. It was agreed that the coffee morning would run fortnightly. We strongly encourage parents to drop in and have a chat.

    Our next coffee morning will be on Thursday 1st December from 9.00-10.00am.

  • Well done!!

    25th November 2016

    Our football team came 4th in the Mansfield Town Football Club competition which was against 9 other schools. Well done to the children who took part!!

    In addition to this we are in a 3 week Futsal competition that started Tuesday and have had a very good start.

  • School Disco

    25th November 2016

    The children thoroughly enjoyed the school disco last week which rasied £261.46 for our School Funds.

  • Our latest Newsletter

    24th November 2016

    Here is a copy of our latest newsletter. You will find information about road safety week, parent coffee mornings, changes in Nursery for 2017, anti-bullying week and much more .....

  • Maths Challenge

    23rd November 2016

    Here are some photographs from our Maths Challenge last week. During our Maths' Challenge our Houses, Clumber, Thoresby, Rufford and Sherwood nominated team members to compete against one another in a maths quiz which tested their knowledge of place value. The children and staff had lots of fun and the winning team was Clumber.

  • Children in Need 2016

    Supporting Children in Need

    22nd November 2016

    To support this year’s Children in Need, our academy has been raising funds and awareness by taking part in a charity day.

    On Friday, pupils and staff attended the academy in a variety of weird and wonderful outfits as we held a ‘Wacky Clothing Day’, with children from nursery to year 6 getting involved. All pupils and staff had to make a donation to the charity to dress in their outlandish outifts, with a large sum of money being raised as a result.

    Children at the academy also baked and sold Pudsey biscuits

  • Healthy Eating workshops

    Tasty healthy eating workshops inspire pupils

    22nd November 2016

    Pupils at Wainwright Primary Academy enjoyed a healthy eating workshop recently when Warburtons visited the academy to deliver sessions to year 2 pupils.

    The visits were arranged to work alongside the healthy eating lessons that pupils in year 2 undertake as part of their ‘I’m amazing’ topic. Warburtons’ School Visitor Claire Stephens visited the academy on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November 2016 to teach approximately 50 children about the health benefits of bread and the importance of trying new, healt

  • Nominations for Parent Governors

    21st November 2016

    The Governing Body of Wainwright Primary Academy has a vacancy for Parent Governor and is looking for parents/grandparents/carers who are interested in this role and who currently have children at the academy. If you have any queries about your eligibility as a 'Parent Governor', please contact Mrs Hazlehurst for further advice.

    Each nomination must be received at the school by 10.00am on Monday 28th November 2016. It should be sealed in an envelope marked 'Nomination for Parent Governor' and may be delivere

  • Anti-Bullying Week

    21st November 2016

    Last week the children learnt about bullying and ways to deal with this in class and through assemblies.

    Year 5 and 6 had a special assembly from PC Romek Kordecki where they gained a deeper understanding about cyber bullying. Each class shared what they had learnt in a whole school assembly. An invaluable learning experience as it has raised awareness and it ensures all  children know what to do if they need help.


  • Our diverse community

    17th November 2016

    We are looking to see how we can support  our non – English speaking parents.  If you feel you can speak English well enough to become a voice for  your community whether this be in Polish, Latvian, Bangladeshi , Slovakian or any other language,  please come and talk to Mrs Hazlehurst

  • Early Years Foundation Stage Meeting

    15th November 2016

    We are holding an Early Years Foundation Stage meeting on Thursday 24th November at 9.10am in the main school hall. The meeting will outline the EYFS curriculum giving details of what the children are learning at what stage in their development. The meeting will focus on Tapestry, a new method of recording the children's Learning Journey in the Early Years.