The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Opening Times

School Term Dates 2021/22


Autumn Term 2021

Training Day                  Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September 2021 School Closed

Autumn Term opens      Friday 3rd September

Training Day                  Friday 22nd October                 School Closed

Half term                        Monday 25th - Friday 29th October 

Autumn term closes       Friday 17th December


Spring Term 2022

Training Day                  Tuesday 4th January 2022          School closed

Spring term opens         Wednesday 5th January 2022

Half term                        Monday 14th - Friday 18th February  

Spring term closes         Friday 1st April 


Summer Term 2022

Training Day                   Tuesday 19th April                   School closed

Summer term opens       Wednesday 20th April

May Day Bank Holiday   Monday 2nd May                        School closed

Half term                         Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June

Summer term closes      Friday 22nd 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.