Outdoor Busy Bees!

Whilst staff were learning about Kagan techniques, willing volunteers, organised by Winton Harrison, began the hard work for our allotment project. Winton has done so much “ground work” and the project lifting off is down to his resilience and endeavour. We hope that during the Easter holidays, the allotment will really begin to take shape, ready for a Summer term opening.

Goodbye Mrs Hague



Sadly, today we are saying goodbye to Mrs Hague.  Mrs Hague has worked at Holmfirth J I & N School for 29 years (we know – she doesn’t look old enough!) and during her time at school she has worked with every class from Nursery through to Year 6.

I am sure you will join us in wishing Mrs Hague all the best for the next exciting chapter in her life and thanking her for her long service, care and dedication to our school and all our children, past and present.

Thank you Mrs Hague!



Nursery places

Do you have a child who may want a Nursery place at Holmfirth J I & N School in the future? Our Nursery operates between 8.45am and 3.30pm – Monday to Friday and the Tiger Club can usually accommodate Nursery children before and after school.  Every child is entitled to 15 Free Hours of Nursery education and most working parents are entitled to a full 30 Free Hours.  Children can start Nursery the term after they turn 3 years old.
Sept – Dec birthdays – January start
Jan – Mar birthdays – April start
Mar – Aug birthdays – September start
You may not want a place for a couple of years but it would really help us with our planning if you could register your interest – however far in the future!  We are finding that many parents are not registering their children until it is nearly time for them to start and this makes planning our staffing requirements for Nursery quite difficult to predict.
If you think you might need a nursery place please can you complete an Application for Admission to Nursery Form (forms available from the office or by clicking here) and return it to alex.sykes@kirkleeseducation.uk and we will put your child’s name on our waiting list.  We would then contact you during the term before your child is due to start to sort out your more detailed requirements.
Thank you very much for your help with this – your support is, as always, much appreciated.
If you need any further information please contact Alex Sykes, School Business Manager in the office.

Visiting China at Half Term? – Coronavirus update

We, along with all other schools in the UK, have been asked to share the following information with parents.  It is highly unlikely to be relevant to anyone associated with Holmfirth J I & N School but here is the advice

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area.  See latest information and advice.

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. 

 There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal. 

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above. 

Balanceability Sessions


Looking for something to do in the half term holidays?

Balanceability & Learn to Ride – February 2020 half-term courses

Now taking bookings!

Monday 17th, Tuesday18th & Wednesday 19th February 2020.

 Balanceability 1 (2 1/2+ years) 9:30 – 10:30
 Balanceability 2/Learn to Ride (5+ years) 10:30 – 11:30
 Courses are progressive over 3 days
 Cost is £7 for 1 or £20 for 3

At Holmfirth High Community Sports Centre HD9 7SN – Inside Gym 1

Call or Text Rachael today on 07969663881