Spire Junior School

Welcome to our school

A very warm welcome to our school website, we hope you enjoy viewing our pages which are regularly updated with news and events from in and around our school community.

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

23 Mar 2018

Easter Celebrations

It has been a wonderful end to the term, with our Easter Celebrations. We have had our Easter Bonnet competition, our Easter garden competition and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

Thank you to everyone who participated for all your efforts and hard work. All photos are available on our facebook page:



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23 Mar 2018

Sport Relief

On Thursday 22nd March, we took part in our very own Sport Relief activities. Each class took their turn to complete a 10 minute fitness circuit. The circuit included the activities, burpees, mountain climbers, star jumps and speed bounce. Miss Horton, who organised the morning, was very impressed with the children's attitude and each child worked really hard.





















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01 Feb 2018

Young Voices 2018

Young Voices- The largest school choir concert in the world.

Being a part of Young Voices provides the children the opportunity to perform in Sheffield Arena alongside incredible artists. To achieve this with all their school friends around them for support, helps their self-belief, self-motivation, confidence, and ability to communicate as part of a team - which is invaluable!

Young Voices takes place in school for the whole of the Autumn term leading up to January where the specially arranged songs, support resources and online music room provide a full and varied introduction to all kinds of music.

The choir practised every Tuesday afternoon after school. At first the number of songs seemed quite daunting, but the children soon became familiar with the lyrics. One of the favourite parts of the choir rehearsal was learning all the dance moves. We had a lot of fun and a well-deserved biscuit break each week ! The choir members also had access to the on-line music room at home, which really helped children become even more familiar with the songs.

As the concert day came closer, the excitement began to build. The children had prepared for months and were really looking forward to the big day.

The actual concert day was amazing. The Young Voices crew was extremely well organised and managed to rehearse with thousands of children. The evening performance took our breath away. Fantastic lighting and sound created a magical atmosphere.

Young Voices aims to connect families through music. The parents, who were able to come to the concert, loved the whole experience too.

2018 was Spire Junior School’s first Young Voices experience, and it won’t be the last. We have already booked our seats for 2019.

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23 Jan 2018

Year 5 VC – Parkside 19th January 2018

Year 5 VC – Parkside 19th January 2018

During the spring term Year 5VC will have the opportunity to visit Parkside every other week. They will spend time in the Design & Technology department learning new skills & using exciting equipment.

On Friday they had their first visit where they were introduced to their task… they are going to be designing & making a ‘table tidy’. It was a really busy session; they designed their table tidy & started to shape their wood using a Coping saw and a Tenon saw. Some children had the chance to use some of the bigger electrical saws – it was really exciting & they all had a great time!

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