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Please note, school closes for half term at 3.05pm on Thursday 21st October. We look forward to seeing the children in school on Tuesday 2nd November.

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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  • General
    15 October 2021
    Community Events
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached some information about two forthcoming events in the local area; Bonkers for Conkers - fancy dress fun for all of the family on Sunday 31st October 2021, 12-3.00pm in Norman Park. Health Cafe at Huddersfield Mission - 6 social sessions focusing on health, starting Friday 29th October. Thank you, Mrs E Mills Assistant Head Teacher
  • General
    5 October 2021
    ABC Hub Art Competition
    Dear parents and carers, As you know, we are part of the ABC Community Hub. The hub has organised a community art competition for all children and young people who live in the Ashbrow and Birkby community. Children can sketch, draw, paint, design, sew or photograph a piece of artwork that has been inspired by our local community! We have attached more information about the competition and also an entry form. Paper copies of entry form can also be collected by children from the school office. Please note that the closing date for entries from our school is Thursday 21st October as school is closed on Friday 22nd. All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form which includes a short written explanation of the art work (adults can help with this bit!). We can't wait to see the entries! Thank you, Mrs E Mills Assistant Head Teacher
  • General
    27 September 2021
    Keep Fit Sessions
    Dear Parents/Carers, We hope you had a lovely summer and are looking forward to more Keep Fit sessions with Lucy Austin, in Birkby Junior School’s very own dance studio, this half term! Please join us on the next four Friday mornings, commencing on Friday 1st October, for the following exercise sessions: Women's Only Keep Fit- Birkby Junior School 9.15-10.15am. Women's Only Keep Fit- Get back into exercise- 10.30-11.30am Whether you're just starting your journey, or trying to get back into exercise, then this class is perfect for you! All classes are tailored to your needs and are available for all women in our Birkby families- so pass the link on to Grandma, Auntie or sister to enjoy the fun with you! Please use the school entrance, which leads directly into our school’s dance studio, on Wasp Nest Road (opposite Bains Store). Please use the entrance door with the ‘small hall’ sign above it. Kind Regards, Mrs G Hodgson (PE Lead)
  • General
    24 September 2021
    Fundraising Event - 1st October 2021
    Dear parents/ carers. Fundraising event- Friday 1st October One of our school governors, Mr Hermann is taking part the very inspiring challenge of completing the Marathon Des Sables in the month of October- completing six marathons, over six consecutive days, in the Sahara Desert! As a school, we would love to support Mr Hermann, who has worked with, and been a part of, our school community for many years. A fundraising event will be held in school for this on Friday 1st October, to support the Abbie’s Army charity, who aim to support research into the children’s incurable illness of DIPG. 100% of the money raised will go towards trials and research. To support the cause, in school on Friday 1st October, children will be able to wear sporting, non-uniform for £1, or a voluntary contribution. We will also be hosting a range of sporting events at lunchtime, including a penalty shootout (against your favourite teachers!), basketball hoop challenge and more, for 50p a turn. Your support would be greatly appreciated, and we wish Mr Hermann good luck in the challenge he is to endeavour! Yours sincerely, Mrs G Hodgson (PE Lead)
  • General
    17 September 2021
    Online Safety
    Dear Parents or Carers, Think U Know - Keeping Safe Online Think you Know is a national organisation who work to keep children safe on and offline. They have produced a range of useful information and activities about keeping safe whilst online. The activities are designed for families to complete together. The activity sheet attached has been created to help you learn more about what your child watches online, how to take actions to stay safe and some fun activities to explore the internet safely together as a family. The conversation starters are a great way to start your online safety conversation at home. You could then visit the Thinkuknow website – it provides tips on how to be safe when watching videos. There is also a fun family task for you all to take part together. We hope you find it helpful. Thank you. Mrs K McCaffrey Computing Lead
  • General
    16 September 2021
    Adult Learning in the Local Community
    Dear Parents and carers, Please find attached some useful information about adult learning activities that are running in our local area this term. Many of them focus on wellbeing and learning new skills. Please contact the course leaders directly for further information. Contact details are included on each leaflet. Kind Regards, Mrs E Mills Inclusion Manager
  • Newsletter
    10 September 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers, Please see attached newsletter. Regards, The School Office
  • General
    9 September 2021
    Breakfast Club
    Dear Parents/Carers, Good News! Breakfast Club provision will be available to all pupils from the week beginning Monday 13th September. Our Breakfast Club will be available every morning from 8.00am and it will be staffed by adults from school as well as Kirklees Catering Service who will be providing the food. Menu Choices include the following: • A bowl of cereal or a pot of fruit yoghurt; • 2 slices of toast or 2 crumpets or a weekly rotation of bread choices; • A cup of juice, milk or water; • A choice of fresh fruit. If you are interested in your child taking a place at Breakfast Club, please inform the school office as soon as possible. For children who already attend Breakfast Club, please can you also confirm with school whether you still require a place in September. Cost for Breakfast is £1.00 a day or £5.00 per week. Please make sure you pay for this every Monday via Parent Pay. Yours Sincerely, Mrs Mir Learning Mentor
  • Important
    8 September 2021
    Being on time for school
    Dear Parents/ Carers, Attached is an important letter about our timings for the school day for this academic year. Please take time to read the letter as it contains information about the importance of starting the school day on time. Kind Regards, Mrs Davis
  • Important
    7 September 2021
    PE uniform
    Dear Parents/Carers Attached is a letter about PE kit which we expect children to wear in school. Please take some time to read it as it has important information regarding what is appropriate and safe to wear during PE lessons. Kind regards, Mrs Davis
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