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Horsell C of E Junior School is an OPAL school!

Playtimes at our school are different.....

Amazing play, every day, for every child


OPAL is an award-winning, mentor-supported school improvement programme that addresses all the areas that schools must plan for if they want to strategically and sustainably improve the quality of their play opportunities. OPAL is the only programme of its kind that has been independently proven to sustainably improve the quality of play in British primary schools.

Its success comes from a series of interrelated actions undertaken with specialist support from an OPAL mentor. This embeds play into the school’s policies and practices and establishes clear guiding principles and strategies for initiating lasting changes at playtimes.

Horsell Junior School is an Opal school.  We achieved our OPAL GOLD award in April 2024.  To find out more, please visit the Opal website: