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

    OPAL Bingo

    31 Jan 2023

    The competition has started, which class can conmplete their OPAL Bingo card?

    Parent Walkthrough - Read, Write Inc KS1

    13 Jan 2023

    Parents/Carers are invited to our Walk through on Thursday 2nd February from 9am to 9.30am

    Healthy Schools Award

    16 Dec 2022

    We are thrilled to have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award

    Year 6 Art

    21 Nov 2022

    Our Year 6 children have prodiced some fabulous art work.

    Call of the Wild

    04 Oct 2022

    Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

    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.