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24/05/24

🎶 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed singing their favourite song in singing assembly this week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Tp49sqzScD

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23/05/24

🎭 🎨 Earlier this week, we had an exciting curriculum day that focused on celebrating the arts! Pupils enjoyed participating in a range of activities from dancing to Footloose to singing along to the Beatles! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/kcvJP5WEHx

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17/05/24

🐑 🐐 To end ‘Our Furry Friends’ topic, Nursery pupils had a fantastic visit from Ark Farm!🌾 Tam and Arron from the farm taught as all about the animals, what they give us, the food they eat and how we look after them. pic.twitter.com/WQbZZr6GtW

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17/05/24

🥳 Well done to our fantastic Year 6 pupils for all their hard work during SATS week! We are all so proud of you!Thank you to our wonderful catering team who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning for our pupils💚 pic.twitter.com/JdNjGF6emp

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16/05/24

✈️ Today, Year 2 had amazing time seeing all of the different types of planes at Duxford. We learnt about how the planes have been used throughout history. They even got a chance to take a look inside a Concord. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gd8GBoHJ13

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10/05/24

☀️ What’s better than hot chocolate Friday? The sun shining and ice lolly Friday instead! 🍦 Congratulations to our wonderful winners in Years 1-6💚 pic.twitter.com/ikupS2vSmf

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10/05/24

☀️ ⚽️ Our pupils had a fantastic time representing the school at the Fun Festival event this morning! They participated in a range of activities from basketball and hockey to Boccia and football. 🏑 🏀 pic.twitter.com/jrbM2YiRhR

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09/05/24

🪄 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter Studios yesterday! After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in their English lessons, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all come to life! ✨ pic.twitter.com/CCeuwLffwE

08/05/24

We had some exciting visitors join us for assembly!🦉 All pupils had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the friendly owls too!🦉 pic.twitter.com/lkNrFl2zHq

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03/05/24

☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!Have a lovely long weekend 💚 pic.twitter.com/OajCnQwm54

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03/05/24

☔️The rain couldn’t stop our wonderful Year 2 pupils enjoying a range of sporting activities at the Harlow Cricket Ground this morning! They were all given a cricket wrist band to wear for their brilliant effort! 🏏 pic.twitter.com/GVxlKcJiTt

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01/05/24

☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work! pic.twitter.com/Uv6SmXw2sj

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19/04/24

🌍 Thank you to Harlow Rocks for supplying some beautifully-painted rocks to support our Reception children, who are currently learning all about space! 🪐 pic.twitter.com/lRNdbjiLQK

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19/04/24

☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!💚 pic.twitter.com/xe2WYigMPz

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28/03/24

🐥 What a wonderful way to end the term! The children took part in an Easter parade and looked fantastic in their Easter bonnets. Thank you for all your hard work! 👒 pic.twitter.com/CGS9ZFBr1L

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27/03/24

🐣We celebrated our Young Carers by holding an Easter egg hunt in the forest area followed by a VIP dining experience at lunch. Huge thanks to the PTA for providing the Easter eggs and to the catering team for their VIP treatment of our wonderful little humans!💚 pic.twitter.com/5LSSNxXGaL

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26/03/24

🔥Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Tower of London learning all about the Great Fire of London! They represented the school incredibly and had a wonderful day! pic.twitter.com/06nFh5Nd9e

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22/03/24

☕️ Well done to the wonderful children who got chosen for Hot Chocolate Friday! Keep up the fantastic work!Have a lovely weekend 💚 pic.twitter.com/WJBwI51fx4

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19/03/24

🎶 What an inspiring way to start the day! 🥁 Our Rocksteady pupils put on a fantastic performance and showed the school what they’ve been working on this term! 🎸 pic.twitter.com/7gfy3hLZnL

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15/03/24

🏃 Well done to our Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Cross Country teams today! You represented the school so well and showed great teamwork! 💚 pic.twitter.com/GcXEryXCT7

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Ofsted - On our way to Outstanding

Ofsted - On our way to Outstanding

Posted: 11th July 2023

Ofsted have praised the work of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy following a Section 8 inspection, suggesting the school could be judged Outstanding with a full (Section 5) inspection. 
 
Inspectors, who visited the school on 23 and 24 May, have noted that skilled staff deliver the curriculum consistently well and that the curriculum, designed by school leaders, ensures that pupils have opportunities to build on what they already know.  

It was clear that taking on responsibilities is central to pupils’ school life at Cooks Spinney. Roles such as class ambassadors and the junior leadership team enable pupils to make a positive difference. Pupils are rightly proud of their school and achievements.  

The pupils are described as behaving exceptionally well. The positive attitudes and strength of character shown by pupils is a key factor in their success, which is attributed to the staff who ensure that all pupils are ready and able to learn. 

SEND support is efficient with the equal weighting of academic and pastoral support to ensure pupils with SEND achieve well. School leaders ensure pupils with SEND access the same ambitious curriculum as their peers. 
 

Head of School, Amber Wade, has thanked the staff, pupils, families and wider community who all contribute to the school, currently graded Good:  
 
"we're really pleased the work of the school is acknowledged in the report, I'd like to thank all staff, pupils, parents and governors for their ongoing work and support as we continue our journey to being an outstanding school." 

 

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