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 178 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
You can also find more about the day to day life of the school through our twitter page @Spirejunior and our facebook page
The week at Spire Junior we are pleased to host a sponsored read. Your children will have the opportunity to read for 30 minutes each day. They can read a variety of books from school or from home. All money raised will go towards purchasing new books for our library.
Beat the street!
The fun has begun! We had Libby in from Beat the Street for assembly today to explain to our great children how Beat the Street will work. All children
seemed energised and excited to get started which is amazing.
How to play:
1. Use the Beat the Street map to find the beat boxes.
2. Tap the box using your fob or card, it will make a noise or light up (one is right by the top gate of school).
3. In order to get your points you have to make it to another box within the hour.
POINTS MEAN PRIZES! As this is being released, we are at number 41, so we need to step it up (literally). Get yourselves active, get out and about, get finding all the beat boxes.
Parents - the cards need registering online using the website that is on the front of the card. You’ve got to fill in all the details - link it to
SPIRE JUNIOR SCHOOL and tap away.
In order for us and you to gain extra points, there is a health survey that needs completing - you will earn yourself 100 POINTS! The survey is simple and takes a matter of minutes (I promise).
Get yourselves active, get out and about around Chesterfield.
On Thursday 6th February, Y5 went for a walk in the local area to survey litter hot spots. We were lucky that it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Children collected data on the way to Queens Park and in the park itself. Next week we will be looking carefully at our data and producing bar charts.
Just before the Christmas Holiday, both Y5 classes performed in a traditional Victorian Carol Concert. The children sang a selection of Victorian carols and also presented information about different Victorian traditions, that we still participate in today. One of the highlights was asking parents and Mr. Shaw to take part in a traditional Victorian parlour game, often played at Christmas. This game is called 'Ha,He,Ho' and is much harder than it looks !