Welcome to the Batley Parish CE (VA) School website

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Latest News

  • School councils from Batley and Birstall met at our school, for their second visit, on Wednesday 6th March, and shared ideas about how we can work as a group of schools within our community.
  • Over 60 children enjoyed a theatre trip to see Oliver at Leeds Grand Theatre,  For many children, it was their first visit to the theatre to see a musical. 
  • Children from year 5 and 6 took part in a Sports' Hall Athletics tournament on 15th January and came a very respectable 3rd.  Well done to all involved and thank you for representing the school so well.
  • The parent discussion group met on 19th March and discussed the possibilities of additional funding in the form of the 'Pupil Premium.'  Parents suggested and considered new ideas and initiatives that have the potential to enhance the lives of children
  • Our year 5 class began a self - esteem raising and aspiration project called 'Can You Win The Race?'  Over the first Autumn half term, they have been considering how their actions impact on other and how nothing should stop them from making their lives extraordinary
  • WIth support from the School Sport's Partnership in Kirklees, children in year 5 and 6 have been learning specific games and strategies to become playleaders at lunchtime.  This training will develop, and is paid for, using the new Sports' Premium funding allocated by central Government
  • Using the Sports' premium funding, staff have been enhancimg their expertise and, on a recent training day, have learnt new multi-skills, dance and gymnastics teaching techniques
  • All staff met and have had opportunity to think about all pupils and their specific needs and talk about the success of intervention strategies, through our termly pupil progress meetings
  • School councils have met, as part of the Batley Birstall Partnership, to focus on active lunchtimes and Park Road School was visited as they have enjoyed succes with a recent playtime initiative
  • A parent discussion group met on 7th October and a range of issues were discussed, including schools direct teacher training, car parking, changes to staffing and  ways of supporting  the school improvement priority - to raise attainment in reading comprehension     
  • Drama club, led by Mr Richardson, and needlecraft club, led by Mrs Senior resumed
  • On the last day of term, our school said 'Happy Retirement' to Ann Bottomley or kitchen assistant who has worked in school for 29 years.  the school council took her on a farewell tour round school and the choir sang to her.  She has a special table at lunch, with her family, and enjoyed thye company of the children
  • Harvest festival took place on Thursday 24th October and was extremely well attended.  Donations for the Batley food bank were made - we would like to thank all who contributed.
  • Exciting activities before Christmas included a school disco, a summer fair and a visiting tour company who staged 'The Wizard of Oz.'
  • All children, between the ages of 3 and 11, took part in our Christmas nativities and plays.
  • In February over 50 children took part, alongside 8000 children from other schools, in Young Voices at the Manchester Arena. They sang a repertoire of 14 songs, learnt 'off by heart'
  • Anam Mir won a loan shark competition to design a mug to promote the dangers of agreeing to some loans.  She was presented with her winning mug by Councillor Lowe and Debbie from trading standards.
  • On March 4th, children played in the North Kirklees School Sport Partnership Hi 5 Netball competition against local schools and won the tournament.  They will now go on and play in the North Kirklees final on 25th March.  Well done to the whole team.



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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