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Following current Government guidance, school remains closed to most pupils. Children should login to find their home learning for the week, and don't forget each class has a daily zoom meeting at 9am!

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
    10 November 2020
    Return to School Information - COVID
    Dear Parents and Carers, As you know we have had to close three class bubbles due to confirmed cases on COVID in each class. I do understand that with three classes closed, the situation can be quite confusing. School is following advice from Public Health England re self isolation and each class has been asked to isolate until it is safe for them to return to school; Class 4R can return to school on Friday 20th November Class 6I can return to school on Monday 23rd November Class 5A can return to school on Monday 23rd November I know that during the National Lockdown, families and school are working very hard to keep safe and follow the government's guidance during this difficult period. I wanted to reassure you that school is following all local and national guidance and regularly reviews it's COVID risk assessment, which is attached to this message. Remote learning is in place for all three classes. All children have a home learning book and access daily lessons and short instructional teaching videos on school's website. As always, if you have any questions please contact either the school office. Kind regards,
  • Event
    9 November 2020
    Children in Need 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers, Children in Need is on Friday 13th November 2020. School Council have organised a non- uniform day to raise money. We would like everyone to come to school in non- uniform for a donation of £1.00. Children and staff may wear their favourite clothes – sporty, sparkly or something else! Sadly due to Covid our usual plans for our annual Great Birkby Bake Off cannot go ahead. Let’s all have a fun day and raise lots of money for Children In Need !!!! Thank you for your continued support.
  • Important
    6 November 2020
    Isolation Guidance for Parents & Carers
    Dear Parents and Carers, As we move into the national lockdown it is important that we all work together to keep everyone safe and well. The attahced document is the Kirklees School Isolation Guide for Parents and Carers, which outlines how and when you and your child should self-isolate. Please remember that if you, your child or another family member has COVID symptoms the whole household should isolate immediately. Thank you for your support,
  • Important
    5 November 2020
    Drop Off and Picking Up
    Dear Parents/Carers, As you know, school have put a number of COVID arrangements in place at the beginning and end of the school day to make sure everyone is safe. We would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience with these arrangements and we hope that you can see the benefit of arranging them in the way we have. Please see the attached document to remind you what the current arrangements are in light of the new government restrictions beginning today and urge everyone to follow them in order to keep us all as safe as possible:
  • Important
    2 November 2020
    Use of Face Masks on the Playground
    Dear Parents and Carers, Following the recent Government announcement that there will be a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, we have reviewed our risk assessment in school. We have also spoken to a number of parents about our playground and arrangements for the beginning and the end of the day. As you know, both school and our community are working hard to keep our children, parents and staff safe. As such, we are now asking all parents to wear a mask if they come onto the school playground. Staff will also wear a mask if they are supervising gates or are speaking to parents when outside. Thank you for your help with this in these difficult times. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning.
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    23 October 2020
    School Lunch Menu - Nov 20
    Dear Parent/Carers, Please see the updated school dinner menu for next half term. Please note there are only 2 changes, Monday and Thursday. Please remember if your child wants to change their dinner arrangements we require 2 weeks notice in writing to the school office. Thank you
  • Event
    20 October 2020
    Parents as Partners
    Dear Parents/Carers, Don't forget to join us for our Parents as Partners session tomorrow at 9:30am. Mrs Farrington will be discussing how we teach phonics in school and how you can support your child at home. Click on the link below to join the session https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88297858312 Thank you
  • Important
    13 October 2020
    Parents Evening Guide
    Dear Parents\ Carers, Please see attached a 'how to guide' showing you how to access your parents evening slot via School Cloud. If you have already logged in to School Cloud and have selected a time slot, you will have a received an email containing a link directing you to your booking, please login a few minutes before your parents evening slot to make sure you avoid any possible delays. Thank You
  • Medical
    7 October 2020
    Dear Parents and Carers, Sadly we have had a medical incident in school today. As you know, some of our pupils have severe nut allergies. One of these pupils was sitting next to a child with a packed lunch from home. This pupil had a Nutella type chocolate spread in their sandwich. Proximity to this sandwich caused an allergic reaction which was distressing for the pupil and meant school staff had to administer emergency medication. Please can I ask that you ensure all packed lunches contain NO nut products, such as Nutella type chocolate spread or certain cereal bars. This will help us to keep everyone safe and well. Lunchtime staff will remain vigilant and, if pupils accidently bring products which may contain nuts, staff will keep this food in a safe place until the end of the day and return it to parents. Please be reassured that children will not go hungry! Our school cook will make sure they have something else to eat. Thank you for your cooperation and support with this important matter. Kind Regards,
  • Important
    6 October 2020
    Road Safety and Walking to School
    Dear Parents and Carers, This year our School Council will be involved in a road safety project, encouraging children and families to walk to school. We know that parking, congestion and pollution are a big concern in the local area and our School Council will be looking at ways to promote and encourage walking to school. As part of our road safety work, school successfully bid in for Police and Crime Commissioner funding to help us buy a visi vest for every child in school. The good news is that our bid was successful! The visi vests will help to keep children safe on their journey to school - particularly important as we go into Winter and the mornings and afternoons become darker. Your child will come home with a visi vest today that will belong to them. Please encourage your child to wear their vest on their walk to school each morning. They will, of course, then wear them to walk home at the end of the day. Please would you write your child's name and class inside their visi vest so it doesn't get lost. Thank you for your support with this exciting and important initiative.
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