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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...

  • If you or your child are feeling overly anxious and upset about the Covid19 outbreak then there is good advice here on how to talk to your child about it and put it in persepctive. https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/​
  • Please make sure you are finding some time to hear your child read at home. Good reading skills will help them in evey single lesson. It's also fun to share a book. If your child doesn't want to read the school book, then reading anything at all is fine- a comic, one of their own books, street signs, even the cereal box!
  • Do you know what Omegle is? Your children probably do! Have a look at our Online Safety page to find 'quick-read' guides for all the latest games, apps and social media feeds that your children might use at home. They're sensible, fact based and give tips about how to use them safely. 

Contact Us

Earlsheaton Infant School
Commercial Street
Earlsheaton
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF12 8JF
 
 
School News Feed
  • Important
    20 March 2020
    Closure letter
    Please see the attached letter.
  • Important
    20 March 2020
    Closure update for key workers
    We are still in the process of working out what we can offer in terms of care for key worker children in school. In the meantime, please sort out other childcare arrangements for Monday as we have taken the decision, along with other local schools, to not open at all in order for me to agree with our staff a safe, sustainable and workable plan, based on the very little information we have. In the meantime, please refer to the government guidance which states that "If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service" and provide this evidence, such as a letter from your employer, to school. The guidance stresses that -"if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be so please". With this in mind, if your job allows, I would urge you to request working from home or make alternative provision. I fully appreciate this may mean loss of incomeOur main aim is to minimise the risk to children attending school, staff and/or their families; keeping numbers of children coming to school as low as possible is the only way we can do this. Safety is our main concern at this time so please support us in this. Thank you.
  • General
    19 March 2020
    No updates yet
    I'm sorry to tell you we are still waiting for updates from either the government or from Kirklees, so I have nothing else to tell you yet. The official list of key workers has still not been released and we still have no idea if all schools will be providing the key worker care or if there will be one or two hub schools in each area, that all key workers can access. We are also waiting for news from Kirklees Catering about how children entitled to Free School Meals will be provided for. Hopefully all this crucial information will be made available this evening and we will be able to make some more concrete plans tomorrow. I appreciate it's all such short notice- I'm as frustrated by it as you all are. Please remember to let us have the information about the jobs the 2 main adults in your households do by first thing tomorrow. Thank you.
  • Important
    19 March 2020
    key worker information request
    Attached is the form to let us know whether you may be classed as an official key worker or not. It's really important to let us know this please, so be prepared for us to badger you until you tell us! Also be prepared to receive this form in multiple ways- by Ping, email and paper for those children in school today. You only need to reply once. If your child is not at school and you would like a paper copy please call into school for one today. If you would rather email us the information, then you can do. The email address is office.earlsheatoninf@kirkleeseducation.uk
  • Important
    19 March 2020
    Closures next steps
    Good morning! I can only imagine you are as bewildered by the official announcement last night as we. You probably have as many unanswered questions as we do. I hope the answers to some of these will be announced either by the government or Kirklees today. What we do know for certain is this: -School will close to all pupil at 3.15pm on Friday 20th March. -Childcare will available for key workers. We currently don't have an official government list of what key worker jobs are. We expect the list to be released at some point today. I must stress that schools will be offering childcare to key workers, not education- that stops on Friday. -The closure is indefinite. There has been no date given for when schools will reopen for everyone and normal service will be resumed. -All tests/exams are cancelled, including Year 2 sats and the Year 1 phonic test. Don't worry about this. We have plenty of teacher assessment data so we know exactly what your children have achieved this year so far. -Children entitled to free school meals and free milk will be receiving vouchers from the government, to ensure your child still gets their entitlement. Everything else at the moment is purely speculation, fake news or panic. As soon as we are updated with more official advice I will let you all know. Our first step is to find out what jobs the 2 main adults in each of your households does to see whether you will 'qualify' as a key worker, and whether you will need to access the childcare or if you are going to make your own arrangements. We are also putting together more home learning resources and these will be available by tomorrow, at the latest. Thank you for your patience and support at this time.
  • General
    18 March 2020
    Full parent access to Twinkl
    Please click this link and follow the instructions to gain free access for a month to the entire Twinkl website. There is plenty to download to keep your child busy if we have to completely close. www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools
  • Important
    18 March 2020
    Children with 'medical needs'
    The Government guidance about vulnerable people who need to self isolate includes anyone with the following conditions: * aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions) * under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds): * chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis * chronic heart disease, such as heart failure * chronic kidney disease * chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis * chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy * diabetes * problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed * a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy * being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above) If your child has any of these conditions (the most obvious here is asthma) or you have anyone in your household with the above conditions then you may want to consider self-isolating your child as a precaution. As stated yesterday any children not in school for these reasons will not be referred to Kirklees for a penalty notice. Please also understand that to safeguard children in school and staff if your child shows symptoms of a temperature, a cough or a sore throat we will contact you to collect your child immediately. We understand this may cause some parents inconvenience but I'm sure you can appreciate why we are having to be so vigilant. Thank you for your support with this at this difficult and confusing time.
  • Important
    17 March 2020
    self isolation
    Please be aware that if parents are not sending children to school, so they can self isolate with their families, then be assured we will NOT be instructing Kirklees to issue penalty notices for non-attendance. I am attaching a list of home learning websites to help keep self isolating children occupied and if you have no resources at home such as pencils or crayons or paper then please have a quiet word with a member of staff and we can let you have some.
  • Important
    12 March 2020
    Forward planning
    I understand a lot of you will be concerned about the Coronavirus and what it means for you and your family. We have NO confirmed cases within school yet and so it's business as usual for us, just with more hand washing. If the decision is taken by the government to close all schools then obviously we will have to do as we're told. Unfortunately I can't give you any information at the moment about when we might close or how long for because we just don't know- school leaders are only hearing the same news everyone else is. This is a new situation for all of us and we are taking things day by day. In the event of us being told to close then we are already thinking about how parents can access educational activities to keep children occupied; we will let you know more IF and WHEN the time comes. We have spoken to the children in assemblies about the virus but only in terms of it being a sort of flu bug and the importance of sneezing into a tissue, binning it and washing hands regularly. Without minimising the impact I know it's having in Italy at the moment we don't want our children to panic or be anxious so we're very much focussed on what we can do to help keep ourselves healthy.
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