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This Year's Sats results some of the highest ever: 100% two levels Progress and 100% at level 4 and above. Reading result - 69% achieve a Level 5. Maths - 55% achieve a level 5. SPAG - 62% achieve a level 5


Latest News


  • In October, our children organised and performed a range of dances, readings and plays in our annual Harvets service.  A representative from the Batley food bank joined the service and accepted our generous food gifts for the needy in the local community


















  • In May, children took part in a new 'Spelling Bee' initiative with five local schools: Windmill Primary, Park Road J, I and N School, Fieldhead Academy and Birstall Academy.  It was planned as part of our ongoing cluster work to improve standards of learning and teaching across seventeen schools in Batley and Birstall.  Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School were the winners! 



  • We had an exciting 'Fun Run' and raised money for local charities in May
  • In June, we ran a very important charity day to raise money for the Candlelighters cancer charity.  The singing group and drama group sang songs and parents enjoyed a coffee morning and strawberry cream tea. This is the reason why:
  • A travelling production of the 'Little Princess' entertained us in June with a story focusing on responding to bullying.  At Batley Parish, children know that bullying is a repeated unkind act or actions - either physical or emotional - that makes us feel terrible.  We know to report anyone that makes us feel like that straight away.  NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT to do anything that challenges our own uniqueness or lifestyle choices
  • Batley Parish took part in the TAARGAT archery competition at Dewsbury Sports' Centre, one Saturday in June.  We didn't qualify to the second round but it's the taking part that counts:



  • In June, we all enjoyed a den building day in which we practised outdoor survival techniques:






  • See all the Photos in Summer 2014 archive
  • In June, Mr Martin, our Chair of Governors and new Priest in Charge, Rev Dr Martin Naylor visited the Ismaili Centre. The centre kindly donated the community 8 hampers, including food and cosmetics.  Four have been donated to the drop in centre and four to the food bank in Batley.  This was a really kind gesture and testimony to the wonderful community we love to celebrate.
  • In July Kirklees Singing Group performed for our school.  In return, our Batley P singing group sang for them. Give them time to buffer:








  • Drama rehearsals for 'Dazzle' are now in full swing. Dress rehearsal 14th July.  Production 15th July at 7:00pm (Open performance. Tickets still available from school office):





  • On 11th July, Mr Richardson announced that he would be leaving Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School to become headteacher at Dalton J, I and N Schoollaugh





Message from the Headteacher    


Welcome to Batley Parish CE VA J, I and N School! We are extremely proud of our school and hope that this website will signpost you to some of the rich and diverse opportunities we offer our children.  We pride ourselves on being an inclusive Church school where everyone is given the opportunity to succeed.  Our rich diversity means that we can learn from each other every day and hold true to our school values of love, friendship, compassion, equality and tolerance.  At a recent forum on our school learning platform everyone agreed, 'Together we Are One.'  Feel free to take a glimpse into the magic of our harmonious school where children work with aspiration, dedication and a love of life!










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