We are committed to ensuring quality play opportunities are available to our children.  

We believe that play is essential for physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual development and of course to children's well-being. 

In our school, play is any freely chosen activity which a child finds satisfying and creative.  It may or may not involve equipment or other people.  It might be serious or light hearted.  It may produce something or it may be done simply for its own sake.  it allows children an opportunity to be creative and make decisions.

Our school council think that play should be...

"FUN!", "a time for loosening up", "a time to try new things"                     

They think that when you are playing you should see...

 "people smiling" and "children mixing and helping each other"

 We are working with OPAL to support the development of our playtimes, to make them as good as they can be.  If you would like to learn more about OPAL at Eppleton please read our Play Policy below.

Ultimately, playtime is really good fun at Eppleton Academy.  Just take a look...



Eppleton Play Policy