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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy

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KEEPING active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown. Pupils in all year groups got involved,…

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WE do like to drop in on Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and see what they are doing on social media. They have a fabulous presence on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Today we drop in as they teach pupils to draw Ray the Pilot Snail. https://www.youtube.com/embed/PR4vfBvQgpQ

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ASSEMBLY is such an important part of the school day. Cooks Spinney would like to share this event with you to keep children united albeit in a virtual way. Assemblies can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Twitter from 09:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays &…

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RECENTLY, Ashlyn Care Home in Harlow received a wonderful surprise from Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. Over the years, the children of Cooks Spinney have visited Ashlyn at Christmas time to sing Christmas carols, play games together and have a nice chat. But this year, with the COVID-19 precautions…

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A PRIMARY school has been recognised for its efforts to keep children active during lockdown. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, has achieved the Active Essex Certificate of Appreciation as an Essex Activity Hero for “outstanding contributions to your community during 2020”. Children took part…

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A SCHOOL is benefitting from a wealth of donations from its community. Parents and neighbours of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, are supporting the school by gifting items to be used to benefit the children. In the last few weeks, the school has received…

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HUNDREDS of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools. Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term…

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YOUNG people are getting outside to learn life skills, to improve their mental health and to feel empathy for nature. Each week, pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy take part in Forest Friday to learn outdoors, while building their independence and confidence. Some of the…

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LOCAL IT Support experts Shadowfax have launched the ‘Clear I.T. Out Campaign’. The campaign aims to refurbish old, unused tech and donate to local schools who need IT equipment. The campaign is the brainchild of Shadowfax Operations Manager Vanessa Pedder who really wanted to be…

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A SCHOOL’S nature area has been transformed into an outdoor learning space. With strict measures in place for the return of schools in September, outdoor learning opportunities have been expanded. At Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, a team of staff tidied up a nature…

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CHILDREN were encouraged to be active, brave and creative during a lively assembly. Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, enjoyed a session with Phoenix Theatre Group. Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “The visit was about encouraging children to take up drama and performing arts.…