Calling all parents of children starting Reception in September 2023

We are pleased to offer prospective parents the opportunity to come to our school to have a look around and meet our staff.  Visits will be arranged in small groups.  If you would like to arrange a visit on any of the dates below please call us on 01484 687565 or email to make your appointment.

You can also find out more information about our school on our website –

Thank you for your interest in our school – we look forward to welcoming your family to our school.

Forthcoming visit dates and times

Thursday 22nd September 2.00pm
Thursday 29th September 10.00am
Tuesday 4th October FULL
Monday 10th October FULL
Tuesday 18th October 10.00am
Monday 7th November 10.00am
Tuesday 15th November 2.00pm
Monday 21st November 3.30pm


*group numbers will be limited to allow you space and time to ask questions, and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you for your interest in Holmfirth J I & N School.

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Ofsted Report – June 2022

On the 5 September 2022, we received the final report from our Ofsted visit that took place on June 14 and June 15 2022, which recognised Holmfirth J I & N School as a Good school.

On Thursday 15 September, the report will be on the Ofsted portal, but we have been granted permission to share the report with you from today.

We believe that the report celebrates our school’s distinctive characteristics and recognises the strategic direction provided by governors and school leaders. The expertise of all staff, with regard to learning and personal development, and the children’s positive attitudes are also significant.

The experience with Amanda Shipman, the Ofsted inspector, was a positive one that enabled us to take stock of progress made, identify challenges and to indicate our future intentions which, reassuringly, were aligned with her recommendations. Suggested developments for further improvement have already been considered and will figure in this year’s self-evaluation and development plan, which is now here on the school website click here

We would like to thank you for the quantity and quality of parental responses. This was an important aspect of information gathering from the outset. Your many positive comments were hugely supportive and greatly appreciated.

Holmfirth J I & N School – Ofsted Report June 2022

Au revoir but not goodbye

Leavers’ Assembly took place and I am pleased to say there were tears from some children, tears from some parents and tears from some staff. I hope this is more about the emotion of leaving Nabb and not reflective of the quality of the assembly!

Y6 have been an absolute pleasure to work with and they should all be so proud of everything they have achieved. Their enthusiasm is first-rate and at this very moment, they are still singing songs from the show.

Wishing everyone a fabulous holiday and thank you once again for all your support this year.

The Greatest Show. Fact.

Year 6 have outdone themselves this week. Two magnificent performances saw them act, sing and dance with incredible confidence, poise and grace. A huge thank you needs to be conveyed to all staff who have supported Miss Robinson and the Year 6 team. Both performances were witnessed by a brilliant audience and the school are very grateful for all the contributions from parents and other relatives. Lines and songs could not be learnt without your help; costumes and props could not be created without your support. What a team! C1, C2, C3, C4

Keeping Cool(ish)

Many thanks to Chris Worsley, from Easy Fireplaces in Milnsbridge for loaning us a air conditioning unit and Sheila Sutton from the Nook/Bowshaw Trout for supplying us with lots of ice for our water bottles.