World Book Day

We enjoyed a fantastic World Book Day today. The children watched a theatrical production of The Jungle Book and carried out lots of fun-filled reading tasks through the day. Year 6 then had the opportunity this afternoon to take part in workshops with the theatre company to learn how productions are put together. We had a massive range of costumes throughout the school today – the children looked incredible. We would like to thank you for all of your support in making today such a special day.


Hockey Success!

Yesterday, QPA achieved huge success at the Ambitions Inter-Academy hockey tournament. The children were playing against Bayside, Manorside, Kinson and Elm in a Year 3 & 4 team and a Year 5 & 6 team. The Year 3 & 4 team drew one match and won 3 matches and the Year 5 & 6 team won all four matches. Mr Stroud was incredibly proud of all of the children for taking part and their team spirit throughout the tournament. Well done to both teams!


Hooke Court

The Year 5 children arrived safely at Hooke Court yesterday and have been having a brilliant time. They have had a very muddy experience in WW1 trenches and enjoyed singing some songs from that era.

The Hooke Court staff have also commented on how well they have all eaten – the clearest plates of any school they have had!

All had a good nights sleep and are thoroughly enjoying the experience.


Last night’s postponed graduation was an overwhelming success. We were thrilled to see almost every graduate return to QPA to accept their scrolls and awards with such pride.

Thank you to all of our families for returning to make the event so special. Huge thanks must also go to Mrs Powell for her sterling work in feeding us all at the barbeque afterwards.


School Council

Our School Council team travelled to the Town Hall today to meet with the Mayor and to visit the different Council rooms. We were incredibly proud of how they represented the school, including their partaking of a debate in the Council Chamber. Democracy in action!



We are so grateful to all of the parents and adults that gave up their time today to support our Careers event at school. The children had their eyes open to a huge range of future career prospects, radiography, engineering, psychology, advertising, I.T., gardening, reflexology and football coaching to name but a few. We were thrilled to hear the children begin to discuss possibilities for their futures so openly!