OPAL Play - Amazing play, everyday, for every child
Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) is an award-winning, mentor supported school improvement programme that is improving the quality of play opportunities for our children at Dunalley and is the only programme of its kind that has been independently proven to sustainably improve the quality of play in British primary schools.

OPAL initiated play teaches children all of the things that need to be learnt but cannot be taught. There are lots of benefits to children from having lots of great play. We have already seen just how much of an impact improving play can make to our school. Our children are having happier lunchtimes, there is a positive impact on the mental wellbeing of children and we are achieving a cultural transformation.

Our lunchtime staff are referred to as 'Play Partners' and are now fully immersed in positive lunchtime play, using the OPAL initiative.

Follow the link below to access our Play Policy.

    It is our vision that every child at Dunalley has an amazing hour of high quality play every day – no exceptions. 

    OPAL at Dunalley - we love what you have allowed us to be. See a glimpse of our OPAL experience here

    Dunalley Open Day

    21 Sep 2022

    Dunalley Open Day
    Wednesday the 9th November from 10am - 11.30am

    Please email 2023starters@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk if you would...

    Call of the Wild

    20 Sep 2022

    Our Year 6 residential week is on the 3rd October.
    Everyone is so excited.

    Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

    16 Sep 2022

    Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.

    Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

    17 Jun 2022

    Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
    We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

    Y1 Visit from the RNLI

    17 Jun 2022

    Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

    Our Jubilee Picnic

    30 May 2022

    Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

    Jubilee Writing Competition

    23 May 2022

    Jubilee Writing Competition
    To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition. 

    Dunalley Lates

    13 May 2022

    As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates.

    OPAL - Our week

    06 May 2022

    OPAL - Their week
    It has been so nice to enjoy some sunshine this week. As well as the endless fun in the sand pit the children have really...

    Holiday Camp at Dunalley

    05 May 2022

    It is just 4 weeks to go until Atlas Camps will be running their award-winning holiday clubs at Dunalley Primary school this May, with a selection...