The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Foundation Stage 2022

Open Afternoon Monday 15th November 2021


We would normally, at this time, be inviting you to an open afternoon to show you around our school, introduce you to some of our team and answer any questions you may have about applying for a place at The Spinney School. Unfortunately due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Cambridgeshire schools, some restrictive measures have been reintroduced and we are currently unable to do this. We will therefore be holding an on-line open afternoon on Monday 15th November at 1pm. We understand it may be disappointing for you not to be able to visit us in person and we thank you for your understanding. The meeting will be held using Microsoft TEAMs and details of how to join will be available from Tuesday 19th October and can be requested by emailing the school office.


If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, and you live in Cambridgeshire you need to apply for Reception for September 2022. The application process for this began on 10 September 2020.  Applications should be made by 15th January 2021. Any applications received after this time will be late, and will only be considered by the admissions team in May 2021.  For further information please visit take a look at the attached leaflet for further information. 


You will be informed of the school your child has been allocated on 19th April 2021. Once you have received your offer, it is your responsibility to accept, or decline, your place.  Please call, or email the OPS team to let us know your decision. 


We would normally then invite your and your child to some induction sessions such as a parents evening and some 'Come an Explore' sessions, but at this time we cannot say whether we will be able to do this.  We may have to welcome you to The Spinney in a more virtual way. Once all places have been confirmed, we will be in touch with parents to advise the latest situation. 



Children normally attend school on a part time basis during the first three weeks of school, either from 9:00-11:00 am, or from 1:00 - 3:00pm.  During the third week, all children attend from 9:00 - 1:00pm so that they can stay for a school lunch.  Children will be expected to attend school full time (9:00 - 3:15pm) from week four onwards. We will confirm the details nearer the time.


We are a school, with a very strong community and believe that communication is key.  If you have any questions of concerns about starting school in September that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact the OPS team on the school phone number (01223) 568836, or on the office email address


Below are links to other pages on our website that you may find useful.

Children attending are expected to wear school uniform.  Please see below information about our Uniform expectations, and how to order online. Our supplier has informed us that due the current situation it will take slightly longer for uniform orders to be processed. Orders made after 31st July may not arrive in time for the start of term. Once you have purchased uniform, please name EVERYTHING, as there will be 30 new red Spinney sweatshirts all arriving on day 1 of school in September, and they all look the same!  Thank you for your help with this.