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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy

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A NEW year, a new term but Cooks Spinney Primary Academy continue to reward outstanding achievement and effort with their now traditional Hot Chocolate Fridays. Headteacher Mr Stirrat and his team are always looking to praise the students at the much-loved school and this is…

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LAST term, Year 2 pupils at Cooks Spinney put on an amazing performance involving swashbuckling pirates and fearsome mermaids! The pupils and teachers rehearsed every week, singing songs, practising their lines and refining their dance moves all ready for a show stopping performance. The children…

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IT is always so encouraging to see so much sport being played at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. They are big advocates of the daily mile and have a whole host of sporting activities. The girls football team played six games last Friday and played brilliantly.…

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COOKS Spinney Christmas Bazaar. Full details below.

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A HARLOW businessman has made a generous donation to a local school. Daniel Ramm of Ultimate Competition made a donation of balance bikes to Cooks Spinney Academy. Headteacher, Neil Stirrat said: “Huge thanks to Ultimate-Competition for the donation of these fantastic balance bikes for Pixie…

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THIS term Cooks Spinney children have been learning about artist Antoni Gaudi in Art and using his work to inspire them to create their own mosaics using different natural stones, coloured glass and stone tiles. They showed great creativity to create mosaic lizards and worked…

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Last Friday, a small group of children from Cooks Spinney school explored the school forest, collected items that caught their eye and chose forest names for themselves. They saw a friendly Robin who was keeping an eye on them and reflected on what was special…

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PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, have been learning about car design and building their own models. As part of their work, they were visited by a Lamboghini. Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “To further inspire and enthuse the children in their car designs,…

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THE efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in a family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades.Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. From teaching staff to site teams, pastoral support, administration and senior…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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A NEW headteacher is preparing to build relationships with her school community. Jen Pearce takes on the role of head of school at Magna Carta Primary Academy, in Stansted, after the Easter break as Marios Solomonides moves on to a new position. She joins from…

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CHILDREN are being shown how to make their bed, to hoover, set the dinner table and sort the recycling – by their school teachers. Teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy have released a series of video tutorials to help their pupils to develop life skills.…

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MONTHLY challenges are helping children to build a love and talent for reading, writing and maths. Pupils in all year groups at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, are set monthly challenges to give them alternative ways to indulge in the key skills. Maths challenges…

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TEACHERS took part in a classic party game to inspire children to read. As part of World Book Day, 23 teachers at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, played Pass the Story to capture pupils’ attention. Each member of staff recorded themselves reading part of…

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AFTER four months of concept development, planning and creating, a Wall of Code design has been installed around the walls of the ICT room at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow. Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “The Wall of Code is designed to inspire our children…

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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,…