We are very pleased to be welcoming children back to Brunel from Monday 7th September.
Please visit the Head's blog for timings and entrances.
Start times/ entrance
Reception – 9.00 KS1 playground gate
Y1 - 8.45 KS1 playground gate – keep to the right
Y2 – 8.45 KS1 playground gate – keep to the left
Y3 – 8.45 children only to enter through the main gate – keep right and enter building Y3 patio door
Y4 – 8.50 children only to enter through the main gate – keep left and enter through KS2 main doors
Y5 (Mr Arnold) – 8.50 children enter through library gate any accompanying adult to leave immediately through Callington Road gate. (One way system in operation) Children enter school from playground steps.
Y5/6 (Mr Knight) - 8.45 children enter through library gate any accompanying adult to leave immediately through Callington Road gate. (One way system in operation) Children to enter school through
Y6 patio door. Y6 – (Miss Burton) - 8.45 children enter through library gate any accompanying adult to leave immediately through Callington Road gate. (One way system in operation) Children to enter school through Y6 patio door. If you have more than one child, please drop off your older children first.
Finish times/exits Monday to Thursday / Friday
Reception – 3.00 from KS1 playground 12.55 from KS1 playground
Y1 – 3.10 from KS1 playground (keep right) 1.00 from KS1 playground
Y2 – 3.10 from KS1 playground (keep left) 1.00 from KS2 playground
If you also need to pick up children from Y3 or Y4 - on leaving KS1 playground please go through the main gate and up the drive.
If you need to pick up a child in R, Y1 or Y2 and a Y5 or Y6 child (but not Y3 or Y4) you will need to access the KS2 playground via the library gate exiting on Callington Road.
Please pick up your younger child first, we understand that you cannot be in two places at once!
LKS2 finish times/exits Monday to Thursday / Friday
Y3 – 3.15 from main drive (keep right) 1.05 from main drive (keep right)
Y4 – 3.20 from main drive (keep left) 1.10 from main drive (keep left)
If you also need to pick up a child from R, Y1 or Y2, please pick up your younger child first, we understand that you cannot be in two places at once!
If you also need to pick up a Y5 Y6 child please continue up the drive, taking the path around the Y6 patio area, meet your child on the KS2 playground and leave via the Callington Road gate.
UKS2 finish times/exits Monday to Thursday / Friday
Y5 – 3.20 from KS2 playground (enter from library exit Callington Road) 1.15 on Friday
Y5/6 – 3.15 from KS2 playground (enter from library exit Callington Road) 1.15 on Friday
Y6 - 3.15 from KS2 playground (enter from library exit Callington Road) 1.10 on Friday
Please pick up your younger child first, we understand that you cannot be in two places at once! P.E. kit will not be required for the for the time being but children will need their trainers in school every day. We will let you know in advance when full kit will be required. Please can parents keep to prompt start and finish times and ensure social distancing at all times. May we also request that you avoid visiting the school office or reception and direct any enquiries via telephone or email.
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Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy is a larger than average primary school in Cornwall with approximately 360 pupils on roll. Brunel provides the full range of pre-school care, 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.
After operating as a stand-alone Academy since 2011 Brunel became part of the Bridge Schools Trust in 2016. 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 a paper copy of information on our website then please contact the school office and this will be provided.
Mrs Suzanne Cooper Headteacher
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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