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Dear Parents and Carers,


I'm finding it hard to believe that this is my last ever half term as a teacher/headteacher. It's a daunting prospect after so many years as part of a school community. However, it's looking to be an extra special final few weeks with much to look forward to. Below are some of the events to which you are all warmly invited:


Early Help Team Coffee Morning - Thursday 20th June 

We would like to invite you to a coffee morning on Thursday 20th June at 9am to learn about the Early Help Services in our  area. Cornwall Council’s Early Help Team includes not only Family Workers and Youth Workers but also Parenting Workers,  who deliver a range of courses both face to face and online. The team will be attending the coffee morning to show you what is on offer, from single Bitesize sessions through to full 10 week courses, and how you can access them. You can also talk to them about the wider Early Help team and Early Help Hub Services.   Please email Mrs Linsley if you would like to attend


BFA Shorts and Shades Day  - Friday 21st June

Celebrate summer and wear your favourite hot weather outfits and accessories. Sensible shoes only - no flip flops. Instead of cash donations for this non-uniform day the Brunel Friends Association are asking that you send in items for the Summer Fair 'House Raffle'. If possible, please can your child bring in a prize related to the colour of the house teams, so Red, Blue, Yellow or Green. Please see the attached poster. 


BFA Summer Fair - Tuesday 25th June

Always a highlight of the summer term - more details will follow shortly.


Sports Day and Picnic - Tuesday 2nd July

Our sports day for the whole school will take place during the morning of Tuesday 2nd July, weather permitting. All parents and carers are invited to watch from the bank (picnic rug and sunscreen advised). You are then invited to stay for a picnic lunch with your children on the school field. Please book school provided picnic lunches in the usual way. Children whose parents/carers are unable to attend will picnic with their classmates. The children will return to their classrooms at 1.00 pm for afternoon school.


Last day of term for children - Tuesday 23rd July 

Please note that to bring Brunel in line with all other Trust schools the last day of term will finish at 1:30pm. Kids Club will be available as usual. 


Have a lovely weekend,


Yours sincerely,
Suzanne Cooper


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Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy is a larger than average primary school in Cornwall with approximately 230 pupils on roll. Brunel provides the full range of pre-school care, nursery and primary education, and before and after school Kids Club, all on one secure site. Most of the children who join us at two, three or four remain at Brunel until they leave for secondary school at age eleven.

Brunel is part of the Bridge Schools Trust. The Trust is committed to delivering high quality educational provision across all its 14 academies whilst encouraging each Academy to reflect the individual needs of its own local community. We welcome the additional support and learning opportunities that being part of a Trust provides.

We are situated on a quiet site, away from busy roads yet conveniently close to Saltash Health Centre, Library and Leisure Centre and adjacent to Saltash Children’s Centre. We have an extensive site and are very fortunate in being able to work with children in such varied and attractive surroundings. Both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sites have large playgrounds surrounded by trees and shrubs, and the school has its own vegetable plots, chickens, fixed play equipment, separate Early Years Foundation Stage play areas and a large playing field.

Our Cornish school motto is ‘Degemer An Jydh’ which approximately translates to ‘Seize the Day’. We encourage pupils to make the most of all the varied opportunities that attending our school provides and not waste a minute of their learning experiences.

Our pupils are happy and tell us that they enjoy their time at Brunel, with fun learning and teachers and staff who know them and who are always there to help. Our parent and family communications tell us that they are happy with the school, that they feel their children are safe and that the school cares about them. We strongly believe in the whole child and preparing our pupils to be active citizens for life in a modern, democratic society. Saltash is rich and vibrant town and we are proud of our strong community links.

Safeguarding and welfare is intrinsic and essential in all that we do at Brunel Primary. Children are taught the values of determination, responsibility, curiosity, excellence, enthusiasm and creativity. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and the professionals who support us.

If you require further information or a paper copy of information on our website then please contact the school office.

Mrs Suzanne Cooper


Suzanne Cooper

Callington Road
PL12 6DX

01752 848900

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