Year 5 and Year 6 are currently based at Gunnislake Primary Academy. Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 are based at Delaware.

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Week ending 26th November 2021

A busy week has come to an end once again. The Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic trip to Dartmoor Zoo and were full of stories about the animals that they encountered there. This experience will enrich their learning about protecting the environment and preserving endangered species of animals.
Parental consultations are taking place next week- you should all have been contacted by your child's class teacher to make a telephone appointment. Please call the school if you are having any problems doing this.
Can I remind you that, if your child is ill then you need to let the school know each morning of their absence. The exception to this is if your child tests positive for COVID 19- then you will only need to call school if they do not return after the quarantine period. If your child is absent, would you please call their base school (where they are being taught) and press option 1 to 'report an absence'. A reminder that Delaware base is 01822 832550 and Gunnislake base is 01822 832685. There may be an occasion when a message has not been communicated to the correct person, so please forgive us if we call you to check on an absence- I am sure that you will agree that it is better to double check that your child is safely at home!
I am sure that you will all be mindful of the tragic news that has hit Plymouth this week. With that in mind, if your child has a mobile phone, you may want to consider downloading the Hollie Guard or Life360 Apps so that you can track their location if they are not with you.

Stay safe and have a great weekend! 


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Welcome to Gunnislake Primary Academy. We are a small, friendly village school in the historic village of Gunnislake - the first village in Cornwall.

We have very close links with Delaware Primary Academy as I am the Headteacher of both schools. Our aim at Gunnislake Primary Academy is to instill a love of learning in all of our pupils. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, following the National Curriculum and also taking into account the interests of the pupils. See our curriculum pages for some examples.

We pride ourselves for being an inclusive school and we get to know the children and their individual needs to help them to fulfil their potential- socially and academically.

We were one of the first schools to join Bridge Trust and have enjoyed working and learning as a larger group of schools. If you are interested in your child joining us then please telephone the school for a visit. You are sure to receive a warm welcome!

Believe. Achieve. Enjoy.

Lynn Cox - Headteacher.


Mrs Lynn Cox

Chapel Street
PL18 9NA

01822 832685

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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