Charming for Cinders!

Cindy served her final lunch today, before heading out onto the playground, where the children gave her a rapturous send-off. Thank you Cindy for all your hard work over the years.


Core skills

Some of our Reception pupils have been trying their hand at disguising an apple. In addition to their creative artistic skills, the pupils also explained how they managed  to achieve incognito.


A New Headteacher!!

Dear Parents

On Wednesday 21 October the Governing Body of Holmfirth J I & N School held interviews for the position of Headteacher at the school. We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Mr Julian Rose as Headteacher of Holmfirth J I & N School. Mr Rose will officially take up his position at the school on 1 January 2016, but will continue as Acting Headteacher until then. The Governing Body are looking forward to working with Mr Rose to ensure that the school continues to thrive and grow.

Rob Taylor, Chair of Governors

Dear Parents

I am delighted to accept the role of Headteacher at Holmfirth J I & N School. During this half term, I have seen such dedication from pupils, parents, staff and governors, which makes this school so special. The enthusiasm and love for learning is very powerful; each day holds something new and refreshing.

Leading Holmfirth J I & N School is both a great privilege and a great responsibility, and I hope that I can serve you well in the times ahead.

Julian Rose, Headteacher

Half term looms

A group of Year 5 entrepreneurs set up stall this morning, at playtime, to sell their loom band products. They raised £13, which they have passed on to School Council, who I am sure will put it to good use. Well done girls!


Up in the air!

Our pupils have achieved new heights today, but thankfully landed safely too. Their co-operation skills were much in evidence, as they parachuted their way into the dining hall. Cindy’s last day in the kitchen is proving eventful!




In our celebration assembly, we said goodbye to Cindy, who has been our long-standing gourmet guru. We hope that we served up a treat for her today with singing, dancing and ukulele performances. I’m sure her time at the school holds many happy memories.



Cutting the ribbon!

Year 1 Fairy village was formally opened this afternoon. They’ve combined their creative and practical skills to good effect. In the same vicinity were pirates, who were harvesting gold; they bagged quite a collection




The children danced last night away, at the fancy dress disco. It was great to see so many happy, if slightly unrecognisable, faces enjoying the evening. Thank you to the FONS team for organising.this.





Light-footed Literacy

Year 1 pupils were strutting their stuff, this morning, whilst using letter patterns. They combined graceful movements on the dance floor with writing words that contained a given phoneme. In the words of Len Goodman, “SEVEN!”