Waterloo bubble closures update; Tuesday 13 July 2021

At this moment in time, we are suffering, like lots of schools with bubble closures.  We are keen to point out that at present, the guidance from HM Government is to close the bubble if we have a positive case.  It is easier to identify close contacts if an adult is positive, but when a child tests positive, we have to make an assumption that all other children are also close contacts, because of the nature of children.  Because of our size, this means closing a full year group (three classes) each time, due to the fact that the whole year group plays together, operates in pathway groups together and not as individual classes.  We are keen to point out that although we have had a large number of bubble closures, we aren’t seeing cases of transmission throughout the school, rather passed on from someone else in the household, maybe a sibling or parent.  Remember, not everyone shows symptoms, as is the nature of this disease.  Below is a reference table, showing which year groups are currently isolating, their date out of isolation and their return date to school.   Thank you for your continued patience:

Y4 closure – isolate until 23:59 Mon 19 July – back in school Tue 20 July
YR closure – isolate until 23:59 Thu 22 July – back in school Fri 23 July

Any siblings in other year groups may still attend school (please see the letter below for further details).
If your child presents with any symptoms, you must follow the Government guidelines and all members of your household must isolate until a negative PCR test is received.  School must be notified of any test results.  The instructions for how to access remote learning are in the second letter below.  Login details for MS Teams are the same as previously used in the January lockdown.  If you don’t know the password for your year group, please let school know.  If you have recently joined our school and haven’t worked remotely before, your child’s class teacher will endeavour to call you.  Thank you for your understanding.

Please inform us if your child tests positive, as soon as you are able.  Either call 01253 315370 or if out of school hours, please email:  covid19@waterloo.blackpool.sch.uk

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!