School Closure Notice – 4th January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

Following the announcement at 8pm this evening by the Prime Minister, I am writing to inform you that Newquay Junior Academy will be closed to all pupils with immediate effect. We will take an emergency closure day on Tuesday 5th January to plan the logistics of opening our academy to the children of critical workers and our most vulnerable pupils. We will also prepare further guidance regarding your child’s home learning pack and online learning opportunities. May I remind you that home learning can be found on our academy website by visiting and clicking on the home learning tab. Here you will find daily learning activities that are appropriate for each year group. Should you wish to submit your child’s learning to a teacher, please upload the work and email it to the email address that corresponds to your child’s year group.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

I will be in touch with you tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January, by 4pm to arrange provision for critical worker places and a member of our pastoral team will contact the families of our most vulnerable pupils directly.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.

Yours sincerely
Mr C Hayes

Welcome from Head Boy and Head Girl, Tathra and Marcin.

We would like to welcome you to Newquay Junior Academy (NJA). We are very proud of our academy and the staff are kind and caring. Newquay Junior Academy is a vibrant, large and happy academy that is situated in the heart of the Newquay community. The academy is minutes away from the beach, Newquay Zoo, the Celtic Barrowfields, Trenance Botanical Gardens and the impressive Concrete Waves skatepark.

Learning at our academy always begins with ‘WOW’ moments which means we have lots of opportunities to explore our local area, go on exciting academy trips and welcome interesting visitors into our academy. Sport is a very important part of our curriculum and we enjoy participating in a variety of sports during and after our academy day. We also have many opportunities to compete against other schools and academies in Newquay and Cornwall. During lunchtimes, there are a variety of activities for pupils to engage in, including football, skipping, den building, playing board games, reading and playing with a wide range of resources such as hoops, tyres and much more!

Newquay Junior Academy has twenty classrooms, a mixture of the original building, dating back to 1909 and newer developments adding on over the years, including three new state of the art classrooms built in 2018. There is a library on site which pupils can borrow books from regularly, a sports hall facility built in 2016 and our learning hub which supports the emotional and social development of our pupils here. The outdoor space at Newquay Junior Academy comprises of a large sports field, an award winning wildlife garden, quiet areas with bench seating, two large playgrounds and a multi-purpose sports pitch. We celebrate the many fantastic things happening each week during our celebration assembly which is led by us as Head boy and Head girl. Our school motto is, ‘Pup Huny Rag Les An Myns’ which means, ‘Each for the good of the greater number’. We believe that our historic school motto echoes our belief that by working hard together, we can all reach our true potential.