The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Opening Times

School Term Dates


Autumn Term 2020

Autumn Term opens      From Monday 7th September

Half term                        Monday 26th - Friday 30th October 

Training Day                  Monday 2nd November               School closed

Autumn term closes       Friday 18th December


Spring Term 2021

Training Day                   Monday 4th January 2021          School closed

Spring term opens          Tuesday 5th January 2021

Half term                         Monday 15th - Friday 19th February    

Spring term closes          Friday 26th March


Summer Term 2021

Summer term opens       Monday 12th April

May Day Bank Holiday   Monday 3rd May                        School closed

Half term                         Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June

Training Day                   Monday 7th June                        School closed

Summer term closes      Friday 23rd July    


The School Day



Attendance and Punctuality


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 the start of each bubble's day and after their lunch, 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.