Term Dates for 2021 - 2022

Term 1

Monday 6th September 2021 - Thursday 21st October 2021

Term 2

Monday 1st November 2021 - Friday 17th December 2021

Bank holidays: 27th & 28th December 2021 & 3rd January 2022

Term 3

Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Friday 11th February 2022

Term 4

Monday 21st February 2022 - Thursday 31st March 2022

Term 5

Wednesday 20th April 2022 - Friday 27th May 2022

Bank Holidays: 2nd & 30th May 2022

Term 6

Monday 6th June 2022 - Friday 22nd July 2022


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Opening Times

Our opening times are:

Monday 9.00am -  3.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Children may attend for a morning (up to 12.00pm), an afternoon (from 12.00pm) or for a full day depending upon your child, your needs and our numbers. Please discuss your requirements with our Playgroup Leader.

Calendar of Events


fundraising quiz night

After the great response from the last one, we are hosting another QUIZ NIGHT in SUTTON ST JAMES VILLAGE HALL on SATURDAY APRIL 23rd 2022 at 7pm. Bring your own drink, refreshments will be available to buy, £2 per person entry, max 6 on a team.

joules seconds sale

Wednesday 4th May 2022. Sutton St James Village Hall, 1 hour pre-booked shopping slots from 5pm til 8:30pm, £5 entry plus booking fee.


Mondays 11th April, 9th May, 6th June, 4th July and  1st August. 7.00pm for eyes down 7:30pm, SUTTON ST JAMES VILLAGE HALL, raffle at interval and refreshments available before eyes down and at interval.

fundraising quiz night

To help fundraise for the new building fund (details below), we hosted a QUIZ NIGHT in SUTTON ST JAMES VILLAGE HALL on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2021. We had 11 teams come along to support us and lots of donations of prizes for the raffle. We raised over £430 for the playgroup building fund. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Sutton St James Playgroup New Building Fund

Sutton St James Playgroup operates from a small mobile unit which was bought second-hand many years ago. We recently had a survey carried out on the building and it indicated extensive repairs needed to be carried out on the roof, the floor is beginning to give way and the electrics and insulation need to be updated.

It would be devastating to the children, parents and staff if we were forced to close and the village itself would lose a vital part of its community.

We have taken the decision to now long-term fundraise for a new building at a cost of approximately £70,000.

We would be extremely grateful for any support you could give us to enable this valuable village amenity for the young children of the locality to continue. Please see the detail below of ways in which you can help us:

Crowd Funding

You can donate to our just giving page:



Bags2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools. As well as raising vitally needed funds, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. By getting involved in our Bags2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided. Bags2School will be collecting from Sutton St James Playgroup on:

  • 3rd November 2021
  • 17th June 2022

Diary Dates 2021-2022

These dates are subject to change


6th-  Term 1 starts
24th Macmillan Coffee Morning


21st Term 1 ends
24th Diwali


1st Term 2 starts
3rd Bags2School Fundraising Collection
11th Remembrance Day
12th  Children in Need
16th  Shared Curriculum   1.30-2.45pm
19th Anti Bullying Day
W/C 22nd Parents Evening


6th     1.45 pm   School Nativity Dress Rehearsal
7th     Christmas Craft Morning
14th  Playgroup Nativity
17th   Christmas Party. Term 2 Ends


3rd Staff Meeting
4th   Term 3 starts


1st Chinese New Year – Year of the Tiger
11th Term 3 ends
21st Term 4 starts


1st Shrove Tuesday
4th World Book Day
9th   Shared Curriculum 9.30- 11.30 am
18th Comic Relief Day
27th Mothering Sunday
31st  Term 4 ends


20th Term 5 starts


2nd Bank Holiday
W/C 23rd Parents Evening
27th Term 5 ends


6th  Term 6 starts
7th Transition  pm  1
13th Playgroup Sports Day
14th  School Picnic and Sports Day
15th Summer Outing
17th  Bags2School Fundraising Collection
19th Father’s Day
21st Transition pm 2


6th Transition pm 3
7th Baptist Flower Festival
13th Transition pm 4
22nd Graduation Celebration. Term 6 ends