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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy

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TWO teachers are preparing to take on the “adventure” of leading a school together. Assistant headteachers Dean Beaumont and Amber Wade are preparing to take on shared responsibility for Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, from September. Headteacher Neil Stirrat is taking on a new…

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THANK you to the 15 teams who served and volleyed their way through an excellent morning’s tennis at the fantastic Harlow Lawn Tennis Club. The children’s enthusiasm and progression was clearly evident throughout the morning, as the ranked individuals competed in various matches for their…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Little Parndon (Year 6’s) who narrowly edged out Cooks Spinney 2 in a very close final match in this year’s Rounders Finals. Played at Harlow Town CC on a bright but breezy morning, eight teams came across to take part…

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THE DEPUTY Head of a popular Harlow school was honoured with a Civic Award on Thursday night. The awards are given out annually at the first meeting in the new council year at the Water Gardens. Cooks Spinney Deputy Head, Dean Beaumont was nominated by…

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THANKS to the nine teams of four who attended the Years 3 and 4 Tri-Golf Festival at Church Langley outside on the all-weather pitch. Once all the teams had arrived, the children set to work rotating through nine different golf-themed activities. Despite quiet strong winds,…

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THE Masked Reader, Where’s Wally and Ready, Steady, Read were just some of the fun activities children enjoyed as part of World Book Day. Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, took part in a programme of events to promote the joy of books…

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BERTIE, the two-year-old Cocker Spaniel, has joined Cooks Spinney Primary Academy as a registered Essex Therapy Dog. He spends time with small groups of children to help to improve their emotional wellbeing and to provide comfort and calm. The new addition to the school lives…

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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…