Building works – bear with us!

You may have noticed that we have been very busy over the summer holidays having repairs done to the roof, Foundation Stage and Year 1 & 2 classroom areas and the main hall.  Yorkshire Water have also fitted a new water main, directly outside school on Cartworth Road, which meant that the road was closed for the whole of the holidays.

We now have a new roof over the bottom end of school (Foundation Stage/Year 1 & 2 corridors and classrooms). Over the years the leaking roof has caused many internal leaks and a lot of damp, so you will notice that around school there are quite a few areas with exposed brickwork and temporary flooring; this should allow the brickwork, stonework and timber to dry out.  Obviously this will all take time and it will be sometime in the Spring of 2018 before we can get the internal walls replaced and the decorators in.  This means that we may not look very pretty at the moment – but we will when we have finished our makeover – please bear with us!

999 – What’s your emergency?


FONS and the Holme Valley Hospital League of Friends have very kindly funded a defibrillator which is available 24/7 for use within the community and is located outside the main entrance.  We will be organising a training session for parents, local residents and any other interested parties when we return to school in September.  Many thanks to FONS, Bill O’Brien (pictured below with Mrs Hunt, one of our trained first aiders) and the Holme Valley Communities First Responders for all their help and support.


Ofsted Report

We have now received our Ofsted report.  A copy can be found here.

May we take this opportunity to thank all of you who commented on the school on the Ofsted ParentView website, your views and opinions are important to us all – and very much appreciated.  You can view the Ofsted ParentView website here.

Parent Consultations

At Parent’s evening today, in the Tiger Suite (near the front entrance), we will be showing a presentation about the School Development Plan, which gives parents information about the areas we are focusing on this year.  As well as the SDP we are pleased to be able to welcome PC Hoy from the WY Police Crime Prevention Unit who will be on hand to offer you advice about any aspect of crime prevention – at home, at school or in the community.  Also attending will be Andy Gledhill, from Project Sport, who run the sporting after school clubs.  Andy will be keen to hear of any suggestions you may have for a club in the future. Please call in to see them!

Parent Consultations

Parents evenings will take place on Monday 27 March and Monday 3 April and bookings are now open. You can make your booking by following this link. Instructions for making bookings can be found here.

If you have any problems please contact the office.

Groupcall Xpressions Free App

In an effort to save money we want to encourage more parents to use the Groupcall Xpressions free app on your phone to access messages/letters from school. Download the App here or follow the instructions on this letter.

Each time we send a text message home it costs the school money – if you use the app it costs us and you nothing – we would much rather spend our money on your children than on text messages!

Thank you