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Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to our new school website. We are a large multicultural Junior School near the centre of Huddersfield.  At Birkby Junior School we work hard to provide a creative, enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for each child in an inclusive, secure and stimulating learning environment.

We are proud of our school community and celebrate the rich and diverse backgrounds of all our pupils.

The Staff and the Governing Body at Birkby Junior School are committed to working together to give children the academic and life skills they will need to be successful.

We care about our Parents and Carers, we welcome your involvement and we look for your support in ensuring good attendance, good behaviour and hard work from your children. We operate an open-door policy and welcome you into the school anytime you would like to talk.  Hopefully you can find all the information you need on our website but if you can’t please feel free to call into school. We will be happy to help you and answer any further questions you may have.

Thank you

Mrs Susan Davis
Head Teacher

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  • Important
    18 March 2020
    Advice on Self-Isolating
    Dear parents and carers, A number of parents have asked us for advice about self-isolating. Please find below a web link to the latest guidance from the Government on self-isolating if you or a family member has symptoms of coronavirus. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: new continuous cough and/or high temperature For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
  • Important
    16 March 2020
    Guidance for Parents
    Dear Parents and Carers, I am writing to give you information about the steps that both Birkby Juniors and Birkby Infant & Nursery School have taken in light of Coronavirus and current government guidance, as follows: • All children are being asked to wash their hands as they come into the building, after every break, lunchtime, sport activity or toilet break; • Every toilet and classroom has hand soap and there are additional anti- bacterial dispensers around school; • All staff have been informed that if they have a persistent cough and / or high temperature that they should self-isolate. Currently, no staff have presented with symptoms; • Daily updates from the Department for Education and Public Health England are being shared with all staff; • Children who have serious pre-existing conditions are being encouraged to self-isolate; What Parents and Guardians should do… • Make sure you have downloaded PING if you don’t already have it. • Reassure children that there are no cases of any children contracting the virus in our school; • Encourage a thorough hand washing routine, (please see guidance on PING); • Inform school of any members of your family who are self-isolating or have coronavirus; To keep our children safe we have cancelled all external visits, including sports events and class trips. We have also decided to cancel any school events which involve larger groups of people. These include: • Year 3 Holi workshops on Wednesday 18th March • Parents’ Evenings on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March • Reading Friends (as most of our volunteers are vulnerable) • ERIC (reading with parents) • Parents’ as Partners Wednesday morning sessions • Emley First School twinning visit on Friday 27th March and Monday 22nd June. In the event of possible school closures or a significant change in Government advice, we will write to you again. Please be reassured that school is doing everything it can to keep our children and community safe whilst maintaining a good quality of education. Thank you for your continued support at this difficult.
  • Important
    13 March 2020
    Lowry Trip Cancellation
    Dear Parents/Carers, I am sure you are all aware of the recent Government advice re Coronavirus. Please be reassured that school receive daily updates from the DfE. As the severity of this pandemic has increased I have taken the decision to cancel all educational visits for the foreseeable future. As such, the Year 3 Lowry Trip will not take place on 31st March, 1st April & 2nd April 2020. Refunds will be sent in due course. I will write to you on Monday with more information with the steps school has taken to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your support at this difficult time.
  • General
    9 March 2020
    Coronavirus Information
    Dear Parent/Carer, I am sure you are aware that there is an outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK. Please be reassured that school has taken all recommended precautions and receives daily updates from national government. I have attached a copy of the latest advice for schools and education settings for further information. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Event
    17 February 2020
    Parents as Partners – Wednesday morning drop-in sessions
    Dear Parents and Carers, We are excited to announce our weekly drop-in sessions for parents and carers for the next few weeks. The sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9.00-10.00am in our Parents’ Room. The drop-in sessions are a great opportunity for you to meet other parents, enjoy a cup of coffee and find out more about your child’s development in an informal and relaxing way. Everyone who attends will be able to take part in our free raffle. We will be giving away a £10 Asda gift voucher every week-so don’t miss out! Each session will be based around different themes and all parents and carers are welcome to attend. Please have a look at the attached poster to see what themes we will be covering.
  • Important
    10 February 2020
    Children Picked Up Late
    Dear Parents, Last Friday we had over 26 children left at end of the day. Please can we remind parents that school finishes at 3.05pm. Please ensure you collect your child at 3.05pm at the end of the school day from the playground. Please make sure that you are on time to collect your child. Children who are left to wait, often find this distressing and get upset waiting for their parents to arrive. If you are late on a particular occasion due to an emergency, please telephone the school office. Could I also remind you that Birkby Infant & Nursery School finish at 3.15pm so parents should collect the children from our school first and then go to Birkby Infants Thank you for your continued support
  • Reminder
    14 November 2019
    Children in Need 2019
    Dear Parents/Carers, A reminder that Children in Need is on Friday 15th November 2019. School Council have organised a day of fun in school ! Non Uniform Day All children are invited to take part in our Non-Uniform Day and the theme is to wear something spotty for a voluntary contribution of £1.00. Class Baking competition 2019 All the classes will be taking part in the class baking competition. This will be judged on Friday 15th November. We are pleased to welcome Mr Andrew Fell, Head Teacher at North Huddersfield Trust who will judge the class baking competition with our School Council. Coffee, Cake and Bake Sale We would like to invite all parents/carers to our Coffee, Cake and Bake sale at 2.00pm, for a cost of £2.00 per person which will include a piece of cake and a drink. Please fill out and submit the form below letting us know if you will be attending. All cakes and biscuits etc, will be sold at the coffee, cake and bake sale afternoon on Friday 15th November 2019. All money raised will go to Children in Need.
  • Important
    28 November 2018
    Building Work
    Dear Parents/Carers, You may have noticed that fencing and scaffolding has been erected on the Community Centre building. Over the next 12 months the builders will be hard at work refurbishing the building to create: • A community space. • 5 new classrooms. • Several group rooms for school to use During the building work our car park has been reduced in size and some staff are now parking on side streets. There are also a number of building contractors parking too. We know this may cause a few difficulties at drop off and pick up times. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. The end result will be worth it!
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