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Following the Prime Minister's announcement at 8pm on 4th January our school is now only open to vulnerable children and those of critical workers, who have no other childcare options. All other children should access home learning set on Class Dojo and Purple Mash. Thank you.

Earlsheaton Infant School

"This is the start of the journey..."

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Hello!

Welcome to our school and our website. We hope you will find the information here useful, whether you already have a child in school or are considering us for your child's first steps in education.

We are a friendly and nurturing school located in Earlsheaton; a small village near the centre of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Ofsted inspected us most recently in May 2016, where we were delighted to maintain our overall 'GOOD' rating. We cater for children aged 4 to 7 and currently have 120 places in 4 classes, some mixed-age. We are usually full in all year groups but if you are interested in a place then please contact our office to ask about the Kirklees Admissions procedure and how to apply to be added to the waiting list. 

We offer a broad and stimulating curriculum, an on-site breakfast club and a variety of after school activities through the year. We believe that the first few years in school are the most crucial in setting the tone for the rest of your child's education and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are committed to helping every child discover and unlock their potential and look forward to working in close partnership with parents and carers to give our children the best possible start in life. 

We are proud to hold the Leeds Carnegie Mental Health in Schools Award at Gold Level, the Arts Award at Gold Level, and The Eco Schools Bronze Award. All of these things enhance our excellent academic provision and help our children grow into resilient, curious, confident individuals. 

We are very proud of our little school and can't wait to tell you all about it! If you would like to find out more then go to the menu to explore our website. If you would like to vist school then please call the office to make an appointment and we would be delighted to show you around. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our family!

Mrs Wendy Kelly                                                                        

Head Teacher

Latest News...

  • The Prime Minister announced on 4th January that a new lockdown will take effect from 5th January, which will close schools to the majority of children. However, we will be able to admit some children whose parents have key worker status from Wednesday 6th January. Please read this document to see if you qualify: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision. To be clear you should only take up a place if your job is critical to the fight against covid, keeps food and or medicine supplies available or is linked to the Brexit process. The childcare bubble guidance has been relaxed so you can use grandparents or other family to look after your child so that they don't have to be in school. IF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN STAY AT HOME TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, YOU SHOULD DO SO!
  • Any child who currently has a social worker automatically has a place. We will contact you on Tuesday 5th January to confirm this. You still have a choice as to whether you take this place up or not, however. 
  • All our available spaces in school have now been allocated. We currently have a small waiting list. If you think you qualify and have no other childcare options then please email me on wendy.kelly@kirkleeseducation.uk to be added to the waiting list. 
  • Home learning materials will be available on Class Dojo and Purple Mash from Wednesday 6th January. Please note we will not be running any 'live lessons' as we do not feel they are appropriate for the age of our children. However, work and tasks set will include some pre-recorded videos you can access to support home learning. Current government guidance is that children in Years 1 and 2 should take part in home learning for around 3 hours a day, children in Reception should do less but no amount is specified. This does not have to be entirely based around a computer or tablet screen and we would actually recommend you limiting the amount of time your child is on a device each day, PE sessions with Joe or other providers are a great way to burn off excess energy. Walks in the park, treasure hunts in the garden (eg can you find something for each letter of the alphabet?) all count as home learning. Reading, counting, cooking, playing imaginative or board games, singing and dancing are also fine. Home learning is not just about academic subjects, although there is plenty on the internet or published maths and English workbooks available (try WH Smiths) if you think your child needs more. Getting through each day during this lockdown is all that matters, so please be kind to yourselves and your children. We will pick learning up again when things return to normal, just as we did in September. Don't panic about your child 'falling behind'. Together, we've all got this. 

Contact Us

Earlsheaton Infant School
Commercial Street
Earlsheaton
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF12 8JF
 
Please address any queries or requests to Mrs Nicola Hill, School Business Manager
School News Feed
  • Important
    5 January 2021
    key worker children school provision
    Dear Parents/Carers Thank you for all your replies to my message yesterday about places in school for children of key workers or who have a social worker. We have been able to give spaces to all who requested one but we are now at capacity and cannot accept any more. All parents with a place should have received a Ping with details about drop off and pick up times and locations. Staff are currently creating and uploading home learning tasks to Class Dojo and Purple Mash for children staying at home and you will receive this information as soon as it is ready. Please take care of yourselves and your families and we hope to see you all again very soon.
  • Important
    4 January 2021
    School Lockdown closure
    Dear Parents/carers I'm sure you will have heard the Prime Minister announce at 8pm this evening that we are starting a new lockdown tomorrow and that schools will close to the majority of children. I appreciate this is a very late notification and I sincerely apologise for contacting you at this late hour. More notice from the government would have been much appreciated! I spoke to the other local heads briefly after the announcement and we have all agreed that we will close our schools to ALL children tomorrow. Please do not bring your child to school, even if you think you are a key worker as we will not be able to accept them. Instead, the teachers will be in school uploading the home learning materials to Class Dojo and Mrs Hill and I will be working out who we can offer key worker places to. Please note that to protect you and your families we will be expected to keep numbers low again, as we did last year. This means we cannot guarantee everyone who requests a place will be offered one. The updated guidance about who qualifies for a key worker place can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision If you think you qualify after reading the guidance then please email the following details to me at wendy.kelly@kirkleeseducation.uk before 12.30pm (lunchtime) tomorrow: Name of Child Name of Parent/Carer 1: Name, Job title, role; Employer contact details (you will need to provide evidence from your employer) Name of Parent/Carer 2: Name, Job Title, role; Employer contact details (you will need to provide evidence from your employer) We will be offering places on a full time basis (which means your child would attend Monday to 1.45pm on Friday, when we close early for enhanced cleaning). We cannot offer part time places this time. Children who currently have a social worker are automatically granted a place. Children eligible for free school meals will have provision made for them, we will inform those parents this week of what this will be. I understand this is not an easy situation to deal with and I send you all my sympathies that you are being put in this position again- it is NOT what school staff want, despite what you may have seen in the media. As a side note I was instructed to ask all our school staff if they were available for work today or if they intended to refuse due to health and safety reasons. Not a single member of our school staff refused to come to work. Your children and their wellbeing mean the world to us all at Earlsheaton Infants. Thank you for reading this message. I will update you further regarding key worker places and home learning materials by tomorrow afternoon.
  • General
    18 December 2020
    Nativity videos
    Dear Parents/Carers The link to our nativity videos will be uploaded to Class Dojo today. As it is only parents who can log on to Dojo this is a secure way of letting you see your child's 'performance'. If you cannot get on to Class Dojo then please see your child's class teacher for a log-in, when you collect them this afternoon. Our staff have had to learn a lot of tech skills very quickly to put these together, so thank you Mrs Russell and Mrs Greensmith for all your hard work. We hope you enjoy them!
  • Medical
    16 December 2020
    Positive Covid Test results over the holidays
    Dear Parents/Carers Head teachers have been told to be ‘on call’ until Christmas Eve to let families know if they need to isolate over the Christmas holidays. If your child tests positive for Covid 19 between Saturday 19th December and Thursday 24th December then please send me a text on the school mobile. The number is 07593 388114. I will then pass this information on to Kirklees and also contact the parents of the other children in the bubble, by Ping, to let them know they need to isolate for 10 days and to arrange a test if their child shows symptoms. I appreciate nobody wants to isolate over the Christmas period but these are the rules we all must follow to slow the spread of the virus. We have been incredibly fortunate in our school to have only had one confirmed case so far, which was during half term and so did not require us to take any action. I have very high hopes that this will continue and I won’t need to contact anyone with bad news before Christmas. I wish you all a very peaceful and healthy holiday. Thank you for all your support of our school this term, it’s made a very difficult situation a lot easier to bear.
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