Waterwells Primary Academy: Open Day

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

waterwells academyWaterwells Primary Academy, Kingsway’s new 3-11 primary school which will open in Sept’ 2013, is holding an open day in April. Families of all prospective pupils are welcome to attend the event to find out more about the school, meet the Executive Head, Martin Latham and apply for a place before the 26th April closing date. The open day will take place on Friday 19th April at 9.30am, and will be held at Robinswood Primary School, Underhill Road, Gloucester GH4 6HE.

Waterwells Primary Academy will open with 15 pupils predicted in each year group from Reception to Year 6 in September 2013 and will grow to reach its capacity of 420 pupils, with two classes of 30 pupils per year group, by 2016. There will also be a 52 place pre-school for three-year-olds and an additional 16 places for two-year-olds. The school will offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a specific focus on literacy and numeracy and aims to instil in pupils a love of learning and an ability to think independently, yet work together, to provide a solid foundation for each child.

To apply for a Reception to Year 6 place at Waterwells Primary Academy, parents can pick up a form at Robinswood Primary School, call 01452 530 430 or email info@waterwellsprimaryacademy.org.uk. The deadline for applying for all year groups is Friday 26th April 2013. As the closing date for Reception applications has passed, further applications will be added to the school’s waiting list and any available places will be allocated after 16th April 2013 in accordance with the school’s Admissions Policy, which can be viewed at www.waterwellsprimaryacademy.org.uk. In-year admissions (Years 1 to 6) will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Waterwells Primary Academy will be run by the Robinswood Academy Trust, which combines Robinswood Primary School’s outstanding educational provision with the expertise of Place Group, who have already managed the successful opening of more than 85 academies and free schools. The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) is an educational social enterprise and partner in the Robinswood Academy Trust, which will help the school engage and support its wider community whilst creating real and purposeful learning opportunities for the pupils.

Martin Latham, Executive Head of Waterwells Primary Academy, says: “The building works for Waterwells are well underway and the open day will be held at Robinswood Primary School to give families a good feel of what we will be offering at Waterwells.”
“What we have here at Robinswood is very successful. We hope to expand and improve on this together, the two schools working as one, based on the same key beliefs of what is important in the education of young children. We received an extremely positive response from families who attended our consultation events in January, and look forward to meeting more prospective families at our open day on 19th April.”

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