National Lockdown January 2021

On Monday 04 January, the Prime Minister announced another national lockdown scenario and announced that schools would be closed from this point, reopening only for children of critical workers or those deemed vulnerable.  Children in our Nursery are able to attend sessions as usual if this is the wish of their parent/carer.  Children unable to attend school will access a remote curriculum, access to this is via Microsoft Teams (for Y1 to Y6) and EvidenceMe for EYFS (parents already have access to this via the app).  Access to Teams is found on this website, a link can be found on the top navigation bar, under the ‘Our Curriculum’ tab.  On Wednesday 06 January, class teachers will be telephoning their pupils’ parents with details of how to log on.  The basic instructions are, however there are often some slight discrepancies in the spellings of children’s names, for this reason, the teachers will talk you through exactly how to log on during that call on Wednesday.  The first ‘live’ session will be on Friday; a taster session. From Monday 11 January, live lessons will be broadcast in the mornings.  The lessons will be recorded and uploaded to teams, allowing households with more children than devices the option to watch the lessons at a different point in the day. Below is a letter, (written Monday to go out on Tuesday, before we knew about the lockdown), this contains a similar explanation.

Remote Learning – January 2021

Here are our Covid-19 Risk Assessments which are updated regularly:

Our covid-19 risk assessment

Should I send my child to school?

“All staff and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new cough or high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others.  Entire families or households of more than one person should isolate together for 10 days if one of them displays either of these symptoms.  If possible you should not go out to buy food or essentials.”

Should I send my child to school? – 17.09.2020

Waterloo Primary Academy

Welcome from the Headteacher; Mr Mark Hamblett

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Waterloo Primary Academy. I hope visiting our website will provide you with an insight into our vibrant, creative and happy school and the exciting journey we’re on to become recognised as an outstanding provider of primary education.

We are committed to ensuring all our children thrive during their time at Waterloo and that they leave prepared for their future success at secondary school and beyond.

Mark Hamblett, Headteacher


Our Teachers
September 2020

Our teachers would like to introduce themselves to you and let you know where they’re going to be teaching in September.  There is a letter here too which explains where our current classes will be moving to in the autumn term.

Have a look at our video below:

Class structures for September 2020

Our teachers would like to introduce themselves to you and let you know where they're going to be teaching in September! Visit the school website to read a letter about where our classes are moving to in the autumn term 🙂

Posted by Waterloo Primary Academy on Sunday, 5 July 2020

Starting Reception in
September 2020?

Usually at this time of year, we would be welcoming our new Reception starters into school to meet the teachers and see their classroom. It’s really sad that we can’t do that this year. Instead, our Reception teachers have introduced themselves on a video. Please share with anyone you know has got a little one starting with us this year, this link is also on our Facebook page @Waterloo Primary Academy. We know it isn’t the same, not much is at the moment, but we hope to relieve some anxiety by bringing the teachers and classrooms to you instead. Have a look at our video below:

Welcome to Reception, September 2020

Our Reception teachers introduce themselves and show you around their classrooms. We hope you enjoy our little film

Posted by Waterloo Primary Academy on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Welcome to Waterloo Primary Academy

We hope you enjoy browsing our website, if there’s something you would like to ask, please contact us, we’re always happy to talk!