Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Starting School

Why choose Spurcroft?

With our modern, bright and well resourced Early Years Foundation Unit we have space for both Nursery and Reception age children.

We are very fortunate to be able to offer Early Years provision for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. This means that children can have a settled start into their school life, and are able to spend up to two and a half years in our Unit. 

We aim to create an emotionally and physically secure learning environment where F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception) age children are totally integrated and do not have to experience another move until the start of Year 1. 


We have high expectations and rightly so! We expect  every child to arrive at school on time, with the correct uniform and equipment so they are ready to learn. Long hair should be tied back and extremes of haircut are discouraged.
When first starting school it is essential that your child has a school reading folder which will be used every day to transport books and other information between home and school.

School Uniform

The school colours are claret and grey. Children may wear the following:

  • Black or grey trousers or skirts
  • White shirts or polo shirts
  • Claret sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan
  • Black shoes (not trainers)
  • During the summer girls may wear red and white checked dresses,  boys and girls may wear grey shorts 

For PE lessons and activities children need:
Claret sports shorts, white sports t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers

  • Tracksuits should be worn in colder weather

These should be kept in school in a drawstring style bag. Large school bags are discouraged because of limited cloakroom space.

School Meals and Snacks

All school meals are cooked on site. Children in Early years and Key stage 1 are all entitled to a free school meal. All school meals are designed to be healthy and meet government standards for nutrition. Children are able to bring a packed lunch if they prefer. We strongly encourage packed lunches to be healthy and not contain more than one treat such as crisps or a biscuit. School lunches must be paid for in advance.


Children in Early Years are provided with fruit and milk at break time. 

All other children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit to enjoy at morning break.

School Hours
8:45 School opens
8:50 School starts/registration/early work
10:45-11:00 Break
11:45 Morning Nursery Children Go Home
11.45 Start Lunch for Foundation Stage

Start Lunch for KS1 & KS2

12:15 Afternoon Nursery Starts
13:00 Afternoon registration
15:15 Home Time