The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Opening Times

School Term Dates


Autumn Term 2019

Autumn Term opens      Thursday 5th September

Half term                        Monday 21st - Friday 25th October 

Training Day                  Monday 28th October                School closed

Autumn term closes       Wednesday 18th December


Spring Term 2020

Spring term opens          Tuesday 7th January 2020

Half term                         Monday 17th - Friday 21st February

Training Day                   Monday 24th February              School closed

Spring term closes          Wednesday 1st April


Summer Term 2020

Summer term opens       Monday 20th April

May Day Bank Holiday   Friday 8th May                        School closed

Half term                         Monday 25th - Friday 29th May

Training Day                   Monday 1st June                        School closed

Summer term closes       Tuesday 21st July    


The School Day



Attendance and Punctuality

The school hours are from 8.55-12.00, and 12.55-3.15 pm every day. Children must arrive at school in good time, ready to learn. Every minute matters!


Both Key Stages have a 15 minute playtime in the morning, there is approximately an hour for lunch and a 10 minute runaround in the afternoon for children as necessary.

Excellent attendance is expected. Parents are politely asked to book routine doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours or during holiday time. Absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Holidays during term time will not be authorised.

Registers are taken promptly at 8:55 and 12:55, and children are expected to be in class, ready to learn, by these times.


Playtime Snacks

The school is proud to be a Health Promoting School for this reason we ask parents to provide their child with a healthy break time snack such as fruit or vegetables. On Fridays, however, children may bring a healthy treat type snack such as a cereal bar. The school participates in the Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for pupils in Foundation Stage and KS1, so parents do not need to send their child to school with a snack for break time as fruit or vegetables will be provided for them each day.