01278 684151
Pawlett Primary School Academy Gaunts Road, Pawlett, Bridgwater TA6 4SB
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New Starters

Welcome to Pawlett Primary School Academy

We are delighted that you are joining our school.  Here you will find all the information you need in readiness for September.  If there is anything we have missed or you have further questions please call us on 01278 684151 or drop us a line on info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk


Welcome to the two new members of our family! Velkommen! Vitajte ...

September 2021 New Starters 

We are now offering personal tours for parents of children looking to join the school. We have spaces for 2021 Reception intake and in other year groups across the school. Please click on the below link for further details.  COVID guidelines will be adhered to throughout the tour. Please contact us on info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk for further information.

PPSA school tours



School Tour Video- term 6 2020 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 restrictions this summer, we have been unable to undertake our usual activities to help our new starters with the transition to school. We hope this video tour of our school helps to familiarise families with our learning environment and we look forward to welcoming you, in person, in September.



School induction time table 2020

 On a normal school day we ask that children arrive at school promptly at 8:45am and are collected at 3:15pm. However for Reception class for the first week we offer a staggered start to help the transition process. Please see below table for more details.

Date Start Finish
Wednesday 2nd September 9:00am 12:00pm collected before lunch
Thursday 3rd September 8:45am 12:45pm stay for lunch
Friday 4th September 8:45am 12:45pm stay for lunch
Monday 7th September onwards 8:45am 3:15pm all day


If another family member or family friend is collecting your child you must inform the school in advance and they must be named on your contacts list.



Children at Pawlett Primary School Academy are expected to wear the school uniform which is red, grey and white. We believe that by wearing uniform the children develop a sense of pride in and identify with their school. We encourage all children to look smart during their time at school. All uniform with a school logo on can be purchased from www.nkgroupuk.com.

Boys: Red sweatshirt with school logo,White polo shirt,Grey trousers (long or short)

Girls: Red sweatshirt/ cardigan with school logo,White polo shirt,Grey pinafore dress/ grey skirt/grey trousers (long or short), Summer dress in red & white check.

P.E: Red T-shirt with the school logo, Black shorts,Black daps/trainers (This should all be kept in a named P.E. bag). PE bags are kept in school and are returned at the end of every half term for washing.

All children will also need a school book bag which will go home at the end of every day.

Black shoes in a sensible style (no trainers or long boots) should be worn. They should have an appropriate style heel which allows children to walk and run in school safely.

Children should always have an appropriate coat and are encouraged to wear a sun hat during the summer months. Children are not allowed to wear jewellery to school in case it gets lost or damaged. If  your child’s hair is longer than shoulder length it should be tied up at all times. Children do not need to bring in any other items from home, all stationary will be provided. We also request that any treasured soft toys or favourite toys are left at home to prevent them getting damaged or lost.

All items of uniform, including shoes, should be labelled with your child’s name to prevent them getting lost or misplaced.


School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to receive free Universal School Meals. These meals are provided by Pabulum catering at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge. The menu is provided on a 3 weekly basis and parents are asked to discuss and complete a menu with their child. Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 we may initially be providing packed lunches until our provider resumes operations. Your child will have a choice of sandwich filling, along with fresh fruit, yogurt and a snack.

Children will need to bring in their own labelled drinking bottles every day, filled with water only.

Your child will receive free milk under the government under 5’s scheme which they are given at morning break time when they will also have the opportunity to choose a fruit snack.



Where possible we try to email parent letters. Therefore we do ask that we have an up to date email address for every family and that the account is checked regularly. We also send out a fortnightly newsletter with latest news from the school via email.

Occasionally we do need to print letters out to go home. These will be sent home in your child’s book bag.


Term dates for 2020/21 academic year

Term 1: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 to Thursday 15th October 2020
Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020
Term 3: Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 12th February 2021
Term 4: Monday 22nd February 2021 to Friday 1st April 2021
Term 5: Monday 19th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021
Term 6: Monday 7th June 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021


15th July 2020 – update

Further information regarding the reopening of Pawlett Primary School Academy to ALL year groups in September.  Please click on the below link to read the letter sent out to all parents on 15th July 2020.

letter 15.7.2020