Spire Junior School

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Spire Junior School is very proud of its friendly environment. We have 165 pupils aged 7-11.

We have exceptionally high expectations of every child in our school and we encourage them to excel not only in their academic work but also in other aspects of their school life. The development of children’s social, emotional and citizenship skills is as treasured as their growing appreciation and demonstration of sporting, musical and artistic prowess. Our very good academic results do not on their own show the true extent of the experiences and successes which Spire Junior School children can expect.

We place great importance on an active partnership between home and school and we believe that only through working closely with parents and carers will we be able to achieve the best for our children.

Mr Dave Shaw


Please find our School Prospectus and our current School Handbook.

Latest News

11 Oct 2019


On Monday 7th October, after school, 14 year 5 and 6s embarked on a journey in the minibus to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe. We entered an event called Racketfest, where we learnt skills to do with badminton, tennis and table tennis. Within each sport there were four activities that we rotated round. Activities such as hand eye coordination work, aiming, passing, bouncing, competing, keeping active and many more. All the children that we were lucky enough to take along joined in brilliantly and ended up receiving 7 determination tokens and 13 self-belief tokens. Well done to everyone involved. 

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09 Oct 2019

Chesterfeild Hockey Club Visit

We were lucky to receive some fantastic training from John Nash at Chesterfield Hockey Club on the morning of Wednesday 9th October. We learnt how to hold a proper hockey stock, dribble the ball, have control of the ball when moving, passing and stopping correctly by using the stick. All the children had a brilliant time and many were interested in joining the club. Our skills developed quickly through teaching of skills through games. We would like to thank John for his time this morning.

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07 Oct 2019

Year 5 visit the Victorian Southwell Workhouse

Year 5 had the most fantastic day at Southwell Workhouse experiencing what life would have been like for children there during the Victorian period. The children dressed up, completed a lesson, played games and investigated Victorian artefacts! They behaved beautifully and were a credit to themselves and Spire Junior School!

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03 Oct 2019

World War 2 Immersive Day

Our fantastic World War II day on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

We decided to create a World War 2 day, as we believe at Spire Junior School that it gives the children more of an opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and engage in different elements. The children dressed up in various WW2 outfits and participated in numerous activities thoroughout the day. These activities included marching practice with Mrs Spriggs, who was once a member of the band for the British Army, the children learnt to march to a beat (the drum used was actually used by the British Army and Mrs Spriggs very kindly brought it in for us all to see); the children were put through their paces with army training through a circuit with Miss Topham; they completed challenging maths based around buying equipment for troops with Mr Davis; designed, wrote and sent postcards home in the viewpoint of an evacuee or soldier with Mr James; solved morse code messages with Mrs Carter, even creating some for her to crack (challenging the teacher); and finally baking rationed biscuits for them to enjoy at the end of the day. We finished the day with a quiz to test our sticky knowledge, where the children did brilliantly and worked exceptionally well cooperatively. The children had a brilliant day, there was a wide range of favourite activities and went home munching on the biscuits they made.


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    Spire Junior School
    Jawbones Hill
    Derby Road
    Derbyshire, S40 2EN
    01246 234546
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