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Spaldwick Primary School
Royston Avenue, Spaldwick, PE28 0TH, UK Huntingdon
Tel. 01480 890371

Welcome to Spaldwick Primary School

Extra-curricular activities

We believe in providing as wide a range of experiences as possible to enhance our children's education. So, in addition to the normal curricular activities, we offer a number of clubs outside school hours.

Regular activities currently involve gymnastics, football, netball, basketball, summer games in the summer, short tennis, chess, choir, belly dancing, a gardening club and Egyptian drumming.

The Homework/Study club gives pupils the opportunity to complete their homework at school, using the school resources. This has been a great success, especially with the extra provision of the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) suite.

We do ask that if children ask to join a club that they maintain their attendance on a termly basis. We believe it reinforces their commitment to themselves, their peers and the school. Children are free to sign up to any club that is open to their age group. Because of the popularity of some of the clubs, different age groups are often catered for in different half terms.

Other events such as residential experiences and participation in local sports and musical activities also take place. During the year we try to organise a course in cycling proficiency for older pupils. We also send children to the Huntingdon Music Festival, and to play competitive sports whenever possible.

The Spaldwick Growers, formerly the Environmental Club, has proved very popular with the children. The club looks after parts of the school grounds such as the herb garden and the planters, as well as maintaining the environmental area and determining projects to improve the quality of the school grounds.


Spaldwick After School Club (SClub)

S Club is based in the Playtimes building next to Spaldwick School.  Any child attending the school can register to use the club. 

S Club was set up to provide a properly supervised, affordable childcare facility, which extends the school day for working parents.  S-Club aims to be a high-quality childcare facility catering for children aged 4-11 years in a happy, secure environment.

The club has a wide range of toys, games, creative resources and leisure equipment to suit all ages.  The emphasis is on fun and relaxation.  We aim to provide an enriching and stimulating environment where children can try out new things, make new things and play.  Children are offered daily creative activities and a time for outside play whenever possible.

During the after-school session, children will be offered a drink and a snack.  The adult/child ratio at S Club is a maximum of 8 children to 1 member of staff.  All members of staff are cleared through Ofsted and have checks done by the Criminal Records Bureau before working at the club.  S Club also requires all members of staff to have relevant qualifications or experience of working with children.

S Club operates from 3.20pm to 6.00pm on all days when the school is open.  It is a self-funding non-profit making organisation.  We are a member of the Kids' Club Network Programme.  S Club is regulated and inspected by Ofsted.

For more information, email:


Contact:   Sophie Clark - contact number 07758 364502

This contact number will enable you to speak to the manager throughout the day to register, adapt days or times and to notify us of non-attendance.

See below for further holiday and school training day opening times

Session times and charges

3.20 pm - 4.30 pm   £4.50
3.20 pm - 5.30 pm   £6.25
3.20 pm - 6 pm       £6.90

There is a registration fee on joining S Club of £5 per child, but there is a reduction for siblings.

There are places available to join S Club.  All pupils of Spaldwick School are welcome.  To register call Sophie Clark on 01480 890077 or just drop in after school.

S Club News

Easter Holiday days

Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April

Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April 


Training day

April 16th 8.30-6.00


Summer club

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August

Tuesday 27th – 31st August


Training day

Monday 3rd September

Booking forms available now. Please hurry, first come first served. Come and join us for all the usual fun and games with fully qualified staff.

All welcome - pop in for a booking form.


Gifted and Talented Pupils


A Day at the Races January 2007

Huntingdon Race Course


Mixed age pupils came together to work on the Day at the Races


Gifted and talented links


Some of the sites below will help give you more specific information to help your child.


A collection of problems to be solved, presented at different levels.
Solutions can be emailed to the site.  An excellent site, can be used both individually and collaboratively.

Maths focus, information for parents. Online Maths challenge.

National Academy for Gifted & Talented Youth hosted by the University of Warwick. This is for pupils from 11-19 but may be of interest to parents

A site that connects G&T young people with arts based advice and information.
An extensive database of resources to meet the specific needs of teachers, parents, students and advisors for gifted and talented provision, research and resources.  Organised into subject specific areas.
Look here for a large range of activities/resources and assessments from Primary to A Level. The site is separated into areas for Teachers / Parents / Pupils

The Paper is an innovative newspaper project aimed at young people between 10 & 18. Based in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, it welcomes the involvement of young journalists, photographers and artists from other parts of the UK and around the world.

How should schools support Gifted and Talented Pupils?

Teachers should aim to make learning challenging and enjoyable, so that all pupils, including the gifted and talented, achieve their full potential. Gifted and talented pupils need to be given opportunities to study some, or all, subjects to a greater depth and breadth and, sometimes, at a faster pace. However, it is important to bear in mind that, whether gifted or talented, a pupil is first and foremost a child who will need encouragement and support in order to develop as a whole person. This support is crucial where there are marked discrepancies between a child's gifts or talents and their emotional, physical or social development, or where there are specific learning difficulties.

A definition of 'gifted and talented

Many schools now use the Excellence in Cities definitions of these words. The gifted are those with high ability in one or more academic subject, and the talented are those with high ability in sport, music, visual arts and/or performing arts. Schools are encouraged to identify the top 5-10% of each year group as gifted or talented, regardless of the general level of ability within the school. Some schools prefer to use benchmarks to identify their gifted pupils.

Children may also have abilities, such as advanced social skills and leadership qualities that fall outside the given definitions. These should also be recognised and provided for.

Opportunities for Gifted and Talented pupils at Spaldwick

We have a G&T register of pupils which is updated frequently.  Pupils are identified by using pupil assessment data and teacher professional judgement, informed further by parental input at parent interviews and through a Talent form identifying children's experiences out of school.

We endeavour to provide cross curricular challenge opportunities for our G&T pupils, as with this terms Space Challenge, and  opportunities for subject specific experiences, such as the annual maths challenge.  Last year we had a pupil who qualified for a Gold award in this activity.  We help facilitate  or invite identified pupils to attend school based activities  - voice instruction last year and of course gymnastic

We also inform parents of opportunities outside school that may benefit pupils - county sports, choirs etc.

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