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 ...

New Autumn Menu

Below is our new lunch menu for Autumn, provided by our new Caters, Aspens. This week we will be emailing out Google forms for you to complete with your child for their lunch menu, should they be having school lunches. The menus run on a three week rolling rotation. If you have any questions regarding school lunches, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



New Parents Open Evening – Monday 4th July 

We are really excited to invite our new September 2022 parents in for an Open Evening  on Monday 4th July at 4.30pm.


Transition days 2022

We are so excited to be able to offer three transition sessions for our September 2022 Reception starters.  Our transition days will be held on Wednesday 29th June and Wednesday 6th July from 1.30pm till 2.30pm and will be just for the children to attend. On Wednesday 13th July there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic from 1.30pm till 2.45pm for the children and their parents to attend. More information will be sent directly to parents.

January 6th 2022 school tour

Do you have a child that will be starting school in September 2022? Why not come along to our next school tour to see what we have to offer your child? Your final school applications need to be in on January 15th. Please give us a call on 01278 684151 to book a spot.

September 2021 New Starters 

We are very excited to announce 2 events we have lined up for you.

Tuesday 22nd  June – 4:30pm  Parents Meeting. This is for parents of new starters to come and meet the staff, tour the school and we will answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday 7th July – 1:30pm Transition afternoon. This a great opportunity for children to familiarise themselves with the school environment, meet their teacher and make some new friends. Parents are invited to join us from 2:45pm for a picnic on the field.






We know starting school can seem daunting for both children and their parents but hopefully these events will help prepare you and your child for their school journey. If you have any questions then please feel free to email us on info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk, we are more than happy to help. Don’t forget to follow us on facebook and twitter to see what exciting experiences your child has to look forward to.

Induction time table- September 2021


date start time finish time
Thursday 2nd September 8:45am 12:15pm before lunch
Friday 3rd September 8:45am 1:15pm after lunch
From Monday 6th September 8:45am 3:15pm commence full days


On a normal school day we ask that children arrive at school promptly between 8:30am  and 8:45am and are collected at 3:15pm.

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.

Do you have a child starting school in September 2021? 

Somerset Admissions have now informed parents of their child’s places.

If you are new to the area, unsure of your choice, or did not get the place you were hoping for then please get in touch. We  still have places available and would love the opportunity to show you our school.   Please call us on 01278 684141 or email info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk to discuss further.

PPSA school tours

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School Tour Video- term 6 2020 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 restrictions last  summer, we were unable to undertake our usual activities to help our new starters with the transition to school. We have kept the video tour up  to familiarise families with our learning environment and we look forward to welcoming you, in person.






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.



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