Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are based at Delaware. Y5 and Y6 are based at Gunnislake Primary Academy.
Following the recent Ofsted inspection of Gunnislake Primary Academy on 18th and 19th May, I am delighted to finally be able to share the news with you that we were judged to be a GOOD school.
The report recognises the efforts of all staff across both bases who strive so very hard to provide the best educational experience possible for the pupils registered at Gunnislake (and Delaware too!)
It was, by it's nature, a complex inspection as the inspectors were looking at the provision for those pupils enrolled at Gunnislake. This meant that they visited classrooms in both bases- there was not respite for the teachers at the Delaware base and their teaching and provision was also inspected.
Copies of the report will be sent via 'satchel post' to the parents/carers of pupils enrolled at Gunnislake. I will also post an electronic copy on the Gunnislake school websites.
My favourites quotes from the report are that Gunnislake pupils are 'kind, respectful and focused' as these are our behaviour rules. Also, Ofsted recognised that the 'curriculum is ambitious, and staff quickly identify when pupils make mistakes or need further help.'
I am very proud of all of the staff and pupils who showed the school in such a positive light. I hope that you enjoy reading the report which is short but very sweet!
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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. We hope that you will enjoy the opportunity to discover more about our school, nursery, wonderful staff and amazing children!
At Delaware we strive, in partnership with parents and carers, to offer our pupils a high standard of education which will help each child to reach their full potential. Our aim is to nurture the children in our care, providing them with safe but exciting environments and opportunities where they can develop a life-long love of learning. Our learning environments are bright, colourful and interactive and the pupils at Delaware are proud to share their learning and achievements. We accept children from aged 2 upwards. We have a beautiful nursery open from 7.15am – 6.00pm with funded/non funded sessions available.
Our school motto is summed up in three simple words which came about following discussions with the children about their learning. These are: Believe. Achieve. Enjoy. They sum up perfectly the positive mindset which we pride ourselves on- 'I can't do it' is NOT accepted at Delaware- it is corrected to 'I can't do it - YET!'
Learning at Delaware is FUN! We plan for rich and memorable learning opportunities for our pupils and work in close partnership with other schools in our neighbourhood and our Bridge family of schools. We became a part of the Bridge Schools Trust in December 2015 and are embracing the additional learning opportunities that this has provided.
We have developed ways of working so that there is a consistent approach across all classes. Please take a moment to read our GOOD Ofsted report from September 2018. My favourite quote is “Pupils love to learn and are truly valued at Delaware Primary Academy”.
We pride ourselves on being a happy, inclusive school- please visit to see what we have to offer you and your children. You are sure to receive a warm welcome!
Lynn Cox, Headteacher
Believe, Achieve, Enjoy!
Mrs Lynn Cox
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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