Welcome to our wonderful school, Five Spires Academy. We are a one form entry school that welcomes children from Nursery right through to Year 6.

​Our school is a happy, thriving school that is proud to be part of our local community. We like to think of Five Spires as a family that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers. As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Everyone Inspire, Everyone Aspire'. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, on the sports field or in the wider school community.

Our bespoke, creative ‘mini-mission’ curriculum enriches children’s learning experiences and ensures that a love of learning is fostered in every child, in every classroom, every day.  It is delivered through a wealth of relevant, real-life problem-solving opportunities where connections are made between subjects. Our lively curriculum is designed to be varied and engaging and as a result, children are absorbed in their learning, actively seeking ways to overcome any obstacles that they meet.

Five Spires pupils are resilient: they relish a challenge and use mistakes as further opportunities to learn. They are encouraged to become independent, autonomous and confident learners who  who take every opportunity to be the best that they can be.

​Every member of the Five Spires team believes passionately in the importance of learning in a caring and nurturing environment so that all children develop and achieve their best as valued members of the school family.  We strive to ensure that every child fulfils their potential in all areas of school life and look forward to welcoming you into our happy school.

To find out more about our school, please use the tabs at the top of this page. 

Mrs Diane Raftery  (Headteacher) 

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Five Spires is an excellent school which

is made by the hard working and caring staff. They ensure that the children and parents are all included and take time to listen to any concerns and prioritise the development and happiness of the children.

Upcoming Diary Dates

© 2016 Five Spires Primary Academy


Cherry Orchard


WS14 9AN

Tel: 01543 223680

Email: office@fivespiresacademy.co.uk

Remote Learning Contingency Plan


Coronavirus continues to be prevalent in the UK and, whilst this situation remains ongoing, Five Spires Academy will endeavor to respond robustly to the challenges it poses to the education of our children.

The school and the REAch2 Academy Trust, will continue to adhere to the latest government, and public health guidelines to minimise the spread of the virus.


We truly hope our Fives Spires community stays well. Just to be prepared in case anyone does need to self-isolate and will not be in school for a short period of time, we wanted to explain what will happen and how your child will continue with their education. Firstly, the well-being of your family is the most important thing and we hope that you all remain well both physically and mentally. If you are asked to self-isolate, we do understand that this will be a worrying time. We are still here for you and can be contacted in the normal ways.

What to expect if my child needs to self-isolate

Your child will be able to access the self-isolating learning using their Teams account. All Key Stage 1 and 2 children have log-ins and have been accessing homework through Teams. (Please note that EYFS will have access to learning via Class Dojo).

If you require any assistance with Teams please follow our help guides - see the links at the bottom of this page. 


Teachers will provide work that corresponds to their peers and where appropriate, will share links, recordings or PDFs of flipcharts to support home learning. We appreciate that it is unlikely you will have all the manipulatives and resources that we have in school, but please use what you have at home to substitute. 

Please remember that during self-isolation this will mean that your child should:

• Not go to school or any public places and not use public transport or taxis.
• Not go out to get food or medicine; order it online, or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home.
• Not have visitors in their home, including friends and family, except for people providing essential care.
• Not go out to exercise; exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one.

Covid-19 Contingency Plan in the event of Bubble or School Closure

At Five Spires Academy we have put in place a contingency plan designed to minimise disruption to teaching

and learning, in the event of future lockdowns.

Technology to Support Home Learning - Office 365 & Teams

From September 2020, all staff and pupils will have access to Office 365 and the interactive facility of ‘ Microsoft Teams’.


In the event of a bubble closure, school closure, local or national lockdown:


  • All parents will receive a letter via email to communicate the situation.

  • Teachers will ensure all pupils and parents have the appropriate logins to access work on Teams.

  • Teachers and parents will alert the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to any pupils without access to technology at home so that remedial action can be taken e.g. loan of laptop or i-pad or printable packs of learning.

  • Teachers will upload learning onto Teams. Work will be uploaded into clearly labelled and dated folders for ease of navigation.

  • Teachers will provide a live or recorded introduction to key lessons via Teams, with clear modelled examples of the work expected.  Where possible, worksheets will be kept to a minimum. 

  • Teachers will take into account the different needs of their pupils, including those pupils with SENd, when providing home learning.

  • A weekly well-being check in will act as a ‘live touch point’ with each class.  This will take place via Teams and links shared with parents.

  • Teachers will respond to parent queries within 1 week, unless there are mitigating circumstances e.g. illness

  • Teachers will provide links to recommended online resources to support parents and carers.

  • All pupils will be given a ‘Home Learning’ exercise book to use at home.


Please note that in the event of a lockdown, It will not be possible for teachers to provide live teaching across the whole day in the event of a lockdown. This is because teachers working from home during a lockdown will have other family members present that could make this inappropriate; however, short videos or live introductions to learning will be provided for each lesson to support pupils.  These will be provided using the Teams facility. 


Where this is not possible, alternative solutions to learning will be given, so parents can effectively support their children at home: for example, Oak National Academy online learning (https://www.thenational.academy/); or, online resources for home education from the DfE (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources).


Parent Guide to Using Microsoft Teams

Parent Guide to using Microsoft Teams




Parent Guide to Remote Education




Microsoft Teams Parent Support videos by Netangel.org

“Microsoft TEAMs Support” are videos that cover how to set up Teams on different userfaces, logging in and out numerous TEAMs accounts on the same device, navigation of the App itself and lots more.    





Parent Consent for Remote Learning

It is essential that parents / carers complete a Parental Consent Form for Online Sessions as part of our safeguarding procedure.  This will be sent to parents via Forms in the event of a bubble or school closure. 

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