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We believe ‘together we can’

At Birkby Infant & Nursery School everyone is committed to providing a happy, secure and inviting community where children, staff, governors, parents/carers and visitors feel safe, cared for, and valued and where both good relationships and a positive attitude to learning are developed.

Head Teacher’s MessageHead

Welcome to our school website.

We are all very proud of our school, community and achievements. Together we have maintained a good quality of education which has shown marked improvement, which may, from a future Ofsted point of view, indicate that the school is ‘outstanding.’

We are a larger than average nursery and infant school in the centre of Huddersfield, serving children and parents from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds.

We are deeply committed to maintaining a happy, secure and inviting environment where we can all celebrate our richly diverse racial and cultural origins whilst promoting the fundamental British Values of tolerance, respect and consideration of others.

Ofsted 2018:

‘The ‘Rainbow Rules’ encompass respect, duty and democracy. These support pupils well in preparing them for life in modern Britain. Parents know these rules too.’

Ofsted 2018 recognises that our work in school ensures that all our pupils are enthusiastic, motivated and love coming to school. They said that ‘The whole-school philosophy of ‘Together we can’ permeates everything you do. Pupils work extremely well with each other, supporting each other’s learning. The team spirit among staff is clear for all to see.’

Rainbow-Rules

British Values

We are all passionate about providing pupils with excellent teaching and are constantly trying to improve our provision so that pupils leave our school as keen, self-confident learners with the basic skills knowledge and understanding required to access KS2, firmly embedded. Ofsted 2018 said ‘we saw teachers offering high-level challenge and questioning in all the lessons observed…… This strong, consistent approach is having a very positive impact on pupils’ thinking and the progress they are making. All staff check pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding to ensure that the maximum learning can take place. …observations of lessons emphasise the impact of teaching on pupils’ learning …’

Children’s physical and emotional needs are as important to us as their educational needs.
Ofsted said that ‘You make sure pupils are happy, healthy and ready to learn’  and ‘you have spent the additional funding for primary physical education (P.E.) and sport wisely to develop clubs in addition to regular P.E. lessons. A focus on healthy living permeates the whole school from the school meals, through everyone training to run 1 kilometre, to the support you are giving to those pupils who have mental health needs.

Equally important are our safeguarding arrangements which are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that everyone has appropriate training to keep children safe from harm.
Ofsted 2018  said ‘Safeguarding is a high priority for everyone’.

Parents/carers are welcome into school at any time should they need any information about the school or have any concerns.
Ofsted 2018- ‘parents and carers comment on how approachable you and all the staff are.’
‘Overall, they feel that communication is extremely good.’

Thank you for your time.

Do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions or queries about our school.       

Diana Wilson