School closure 10.3.23

After much deliberation we have taken the decision to close school tomorrow, Friday 10 March. Based on the detailed weather forecast from the Met Office for the coming 24 hours Holmfirth J I & N School will be CLOSED tomorrow.

Hopefully this early decision will enable families to make appropriate plans for tomorrow and then be able to have a restful evening rather than waiting until the morning for a decision. This decision will stand regardless of what the weather decides to do overnight. Our priority is ensuring everyone is as safe as possible. Many staff members live quite a distance from school and it would be more than likely that we would not have enough members of staff to open school safely. Tomorrow, staff will put suggested activities on Seesaw for anyone wanting to work at home.

Grow to School & the Co-op are supporting our School

Exciting news!! We are very pleased to let you know that Grow to School is raising money for the allotment at our school in partnership with the Coop.  If you are a Coop member you can log into your account and select Grow to School as your local cause – click here

Become a member of the Co-op, select Grow to School as your cause. Use your card when you shop and raise money for an exciting gardening project at Holmfirth Junior and Infant School. Click here for information on membership

More information on Grow to School below

Growbag – your year-round food growing programme

Coop Grow to School HJIN

KS2 Christmas Carols at Holmfirth Parish Church

It is that time of year again and our KS2 classes have just finished their final practice for our Christmas carol concert at Holmfirth Parish Church today at 6pm.  Please arrive at 5:30pm where your child will be met by a staff member whilst you find a seat. It will be lovely to be joined by all our NABB families.

If possible, we would like the children to wear something ‘Christmassy’ – for example a festive jumper or hat, or both!  Please ensure your child is collected by an adult from your child’s class teacher at the end of the performance where they will be signed out.

We look forward to seeing you all tonight and hope you enjoy the service!

End of an Era!

Yesterday Mrs Hunt finally hung up her Senior Lunchtime Supervisor pinny!  She has been a ‘dinner lady’ since 1993 and during this time has fixed hundreds of bumped heads and scraped knees – all with the ‘magic’ wet paper towel.  However, this is not the end – Mrs Hunt will continue on as a Teaching Assistant (much to Mrs Worsley’s relief).  We wish Mrs Hunt many more peaceful lunch breaks to come……


Winter Illness

You will be aware that there are many winter virus’s and illnesses circulating, nationally and locally, at the moment including (amongst others): –

Scarlet Fever



Chicken Pox


Attached to this post are some guidelines to follow for these, and other, illnesses.  Please do NOT send your child to school if they have any of the illnesses listed below that advise that the child should be kept off school until they have recovered.  The information below has been taken from the Gov.UK website – clicking on the blue links will take you to the NHS website where you can find more detailed information.

Medical advice should always be sought from either your GP or NHS 111.

Winter Virus 6.12.22

Community event – Holmepride-CiA & Fresh Group – Sunday 23 October 2022

Holmepride-CiA, the team who built our allotment for us, have been working with The Fresh Group to makeover School Street Garden (adjacent to Crown Bottom car park) that Holmepride-CiA took over management and maintenance of from Kirklees Council in April this year.

On Sunday 23 October, they will be launching a ‘Book Library’ in School Street where the community can donate and share children’s books.  The library will be accessible and adjacent to the Methodist Church who have agreed its location on their grounds outside the building.

Holmepride-CiA will be in School Street to give out a “free” cotton Holmepride-CiA bag for donations of 5 children’s books or more on Sunday 23 October from 10am – while stocks last.

Children will be able to come and “touch & smell” herbs and to bring herbs to plant in the School Street Garden, where there will be compost available for this purpose.

The Fresh Group installed 2 x 3 tiered planters, bug hotels, signage and £300 of plants, plus a “dog library” too (sticks for dogs!)

If you have books that you would like to donate any old books please take them along to School Street on Sunday.