Headteacher: Paul Mashinter, Carr Green Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LT
Our School Ethos & Values
We are very proud of our school ethos, which was recognised by the NSPCC’s Listening Schools Co-ordinator as “wonderful!”. We value everyone at the school as individuals and aim to make the school a place where people feel happy, safe and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Our pupils consistently attain very high levels and make good progress throughout school. Our full school ethos and values statement can be found here.
How to apply for place
To apply for a place in School please visit the Calderdale Website (link here).
To apply for a place in our Nursery, please register interest in the first instance by contacting the school office on 01484 715969 and speak to a member of the office team. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions to Nursery
Places still available for September 2021!
Our Nursery offers 26 full/part time places, sessions are for children whose fourth birthday falls between 1 September of the year of admission and the following 31 August. Should there be vacant places, the Governing Board may offer some places the following January, these are for any children who have their third birthday between December and January please see the Calderdale Early Years Admissions Policy.
Our Nursery Teacher is Janet Christie and our Nursery Nurse is Shelley Simpson. Children will start at staggered intervals in September, to enable them to settle in quickly in small groups. Please note that admission to our Nursery does not guarantee a place in main school.
The closing date for applications for a Nursery place starting in September 2021 is Friday 26 February 2021. The normal process for late applications is that they are responded too once the initial offers have been issued. Please contact the office for further information and to request an application form.
Help with Child Care Costs
All parents are eligible for either 15 hours or 30 hours free childcare provision. Please check eligibility via this link.
Please bear in mind that if not eligible for the extended 30 hours entitlement we can offer additional hours at a charge of £5.25 per hour for any care beyond the free 15 hours entitlement.
The following items are chargeable and payments are made using our online School Money system:
School Meal £2.25
Additional 30 minutes provision beyond 30 hours (pick up 3.15pm) £2.75
Morning snack £0.20
Afternoon snack £0.20
Additional hours (applicable for parents with 15 hours entitlement) £5.25 per hour
Admissions to School
Admissions to our school are administered by Calderdale Local Authority, details can be found here. The published admission limit is 45 children per year group at our school.
Admissions to Reception – children are presently admitted to school at the beginning of the school year (September 1 to
August 31) in which their fifth birthday falls. Parents seeking a place at the school should register their interest with the school office. All parents registering an interest at our school will be invited to an 'Open Day' where there is the opportunity to hear more about our school and have a look around, this is usually in the November before the child is due to start school and before the application process opens. Places are offered by the local authority in April. If your child is offered a place you will be invited to an Information Evening where you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, visit the classrooms and return all paper work. Your child will also be invited to visit and spend time in their new class before they start in September.
Admissions to other age groups – parents seeking a place are asked to contact the school in the first instance to enquire about availability of places. The school operates a waiting list for each year group; sorted in the order of proximity to school. Parents are asked to provide their home address and the distance to school information is obtained from the Calderdale Admissions Team. The child will then be placed on the waiting list in proximity to school order. If a place becomes available in school, parents/carers are contacted in proximity order. If a child is offered a place, arrangements are made for parents and pupils to visit school and agree a suitable start date. Care is taken in settling in new pupils, to ensure the transition between schools is managed effectively. School does not remove anyone from the waiting list unless advised to do so by the parent of the child.
The school is committed to equal opportunities. Admissions for pupils with disabilities are arranged in full consultation with parents, carers and external agencies to ensure the child’s needs can be fully met. Where the child is in receipt of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and the Authority has named our school as necessary to meet the child’s needs, the child would be in the first priority category for admission.
Primary School Admission 2021
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2021.
Key Dates 2021 Admission Round Application
Reception place in a Primary School - application round opens 19/11/2020, close date 15/01/2021
For information please visit the Calderdale website where applications can be made online.
Calderdale Oversubscription Criteria for Community Primary Schools
Places will be allocated in community and voluntary controlled primary schools in the following order of priority:
Over Subscription Criteria for Nursery Education
Where a school receives more applications than places available then children should be admitted in the following order:
If there is over subscription in any category, then children will be admitted in the order of proximity of the pupil’s permanent home to school.
A parent must not be expected to purchase additional services, for example wrap around care, in order to gain a place at the school.
Where required, the Local Authority will provide support to a school in applying the part-time admissions criteria.