St Michael Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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We are very proud to have been awarded the Platinum Award by the Opal Play Company for our outstanding play provision. This award is only given to a handful of schools across the country.


We will be holding regular Open Days for school's wishing to come and see OPAL play in action at St Michael's. Please book your session through the OPAL website


If you would like to learn more about OPAL and our playtimes, Michael Follett has written a book, 'Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes'







St Michael's is a beacon of excellent play for other schools as we firmly good play promotes children's emotional, social and academic development. Our children are encouraged to use all of our school grounds at playtime, mixing together across the year groups and enjoying a huge range of play experiences including:

  • Loose Parts
  • Nature Garden with pond
  • Giant sandpit
  • Bug Hotel and nature play
  • Tunnel, paths and hills
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Table Tennis
  • Scooters
  • Trikes and Bikes
  • Climbing frame
  • Monkey Bars
  • Tennis
  • Artificial grass football pitch
  • Grass football pitch
  • Rope Trail
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Outdoor chalk boards


We also now have a fantastic video, showing exactly what playtime is all about, joint the thousands of others that have already taken a look.

Amazing Primary Playtime at St Michael's OPAL Platinum School

This video was shot over one 45 minute playtime at St MIchael's Catholic Primary School in Surrey after 18 months of working with OPAL Outdoor Play and Learn...