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School will re-open to all Reception and Year One children on June 15th. If you would like to take up your child's place please contact the school office, if you have not already done so. Thank you. We send much love to all our families choosing to remain at home.

Earlsheaton Infant School

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



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...

  • Rawcliffe's, the uniform shop in Dewsbury has now re-opened. However they also now have an online shop if you don't want to go there in person. You can find it at www.smartschoolwearcentre.co.uk 
  • There seems to be some suggestion that schools will be open over summer for 'catch up'. This may turn out to be more hot air but in case it's not, please be aware that we will NOT be able to open to children over the summer holidays, due to building work in school we have had booked since before Christmas. 
  • Although the Government have now abandoned their plan to being back all year groups before Summer we don't want to let our Year 2 children go without a proper goodbye. We will be closing for the summer holidays for the Reception, Year One and Key Worker pods on Thursday 9th July. This allows us to invite all our Year 2 children back for the last week- 13-16th July for some fun, sports and a last chance to be part of our school. The chidlren will be organise into 4 pods of 10 but will be able to communicate with the other pods through video calling on the whiteboards in each classroom. 
  • The Government has directed English schools to reopen to Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Six children on June 1st (in that order of priority). We have devised a safe and workable plan to welcome all our Reception and Year One children back but would like to know whether, as parents, you intend to send your children back to school this term. Please email Mrs Burgess on office.earlsheatoninf@kirkleeseducation.uk to let us know whether you will or will not send your child back before summer. All parents were sent this letter on Ping, explaining the situation in more detail. 
  • From June 15th children entitled to traditional Free School Meals will no longer recieve a voucher. A packed lunch will be available for collection from the school office every day. Please collect these before 1pm so any surplus can be donated to the Fusion Food Bank. 
  • If your personal circumstances have changed due to the Covid19 pandemic then you may be eligible for Free School Meals. Follow this link or google Kirklees Free School Meals to apply online. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx
  • 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 Houseparty 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
West Yorkshire
WF12 8JF
School News Feed
  • Important
    11 June 2020
    Re-opening for Reception and Year One
    Some parents have contacted us, after Boris announced schools would not be bringing back all pupils , to see if we are still taking Reception and Year one back in. YES WE ARE. Those parents who have contacted us to say they want a place, please bring you child from Monday 15th June. Drop off time for Reception and Year One is between 9-9.15am (don't be late otherwise we can't let you in!). Reception please queue at the Breakfast Club door, of the School House. Year One's please queue at the main gate. If you have not booked a Reception or Year One place but now want one then please contact the school office.
  • General
    15 May 2020
    Letter from Kirklees
    Kirklees have asked all schools to send this letter to parents. I hope you find it useful and informative...
  • Important
    15 May 2020
    Re-opening Plan
    Dear Parents and Carers Please find attached a letter regarding the re-opening process for Earlsheaton Infants. Please take the time to read it to the end and consider what it says. We will need a response from you emailed to the office by Thursday 21st May. Many thanks for your continued support and kind words. We really appreciate each and every one of the in these uncertain times.
  • School_meals
    7 April 2020
    Free School Meal Vouchers
    Those parents entitled to Free School Meal Vouchers- the vouchers from last week have apparently been emailed out to you- the company issuing them suggest to check your junk or spam folders- you're looking for a sender that says 'noreply@edenred.co.uk'. The order I placed on Sunday for this week is still in the queue to be processed and hopefully should be sent out by midnight tonight. I'm so sorry you're all having issues with it- we are not the only school having problems. Edenred, the company chosen by the government to run this scheme is apparently overwhelmed and struggling to cope with the demand. Hopefully they will bet able to get themselves running more efficiently soon. But please check your junk folders for last week's voucher. Please not this is only for parents who are eligible for traditional Free School Meals, not the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme.
  • School_meals
    2 April 2020
    Free School Meals
    If your personal circumstances have changed due to the Covid19 pandemic then you may be eligible for Free School Meals. This will entitle you to a weekly voucher during term time for £15 per child, and can be spent in all major supermarkets. Follow this link or google Kirklees Free School Meals to apply online. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx
  • Important
    1 April 2020
    School Ping update
    Dear parents and carers, SchoolPing will be implementing a forced log out to all SchoolPing app users on April 22nd 2020 in order to apply improvements and updates to the app. On this date, users who have an old version of SchoolPing will be logged out of the app and you will need to upgrade to the latest version to log in again. Before this date please ensure that you have verified your email address so that if you need to reset your SchoolPing password, you will be able to do so. To check your email address is correctly verified, please enter the SchoolPing app, open the side menu and click 'settings'. Then click 'my account' and check that the email address in this area is verified. If it is not, a 'resend verification email' option will appear. Once the verification email has been sent, please find it in your email inbox (please also check your junk folder) and then click the link in the email to verify your email address. Please also note that Android devices running versions of Android older than version 6 will no longer be able to use the SchoolPing app because Google no longer support the updates. If this applies to you, please use the web version of SchoolPing to receive your messages. Kind regards, The School Office Team
  • General
    27 March 2020
    Day 5
    We've made it to the end of the first week. Well done everyone. Thank you for sending me the photos of all the home learning going on, I've put these on our Twitter account. Now we have our private facebook pages for each class you can upload to there as well and share it with the class. Once again let me stress that there is no expectation for how much or how little formal school work you do, you know your children best and what they are in the mood for. Also be prepared for some challenging behaviour to start showing as the novelty wears off and the reality of being confined to the house and garden sets in. Be patient, be kind and don't blame yourself or them. I'm attaching a parent guide to Covid 19 that covers issues like this! Have a good weekend and keep in touch. Stay healthy!
  • Home_learning
    25 March 2020
    Look at the stars, see how they shine for you...
    For any of our children not tucked up in bed yet, then why not get wrapped up and go out in the garden to do some stargazing? It's a beautifully clear night out there at the moment and you all should be able to see Orion the Hunter, directly overhead. If you want to look at some information together about Orion and his story then this is a good site: https://littleastronomy.com/orion-constellation-for-kids-facts-myth-and-pictures/ Alternatively good old CBeebies has lots about stargazing, with Chris and Maggie: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing if you need to brush up on your constellations have a look on the App or Android store for a free constellation finder. You just hold your phone up and it identifies the constellations you can see. Have fun (but don't stay up toooo late)
  • Home_learning
    25 March 2020
    Free Twinkl Access
    Twinkl is a website with lots of home learning ideas and e-books. It's free for parents for the next month (possibly longer) but you will need to register. Click on this link: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS Remember these are only suggestions. If you have better things to do with your children then please do!
  • General
    25 March 2020
    Good morning, I hope you're all well. The message from all of us school staff to our children is that we miss you, we're thinking about you and we hope you're playing out in your gardens while the sun shines. Our message to all you parents is please don't think you have to fill every minute of every day with educational activities. We're all anxious about what is going on and our children are feeling this too. make the most of family time, build a den in the living room and watch TV together. Do some baking, get them involved in cleaning the house. You can download classdojo from the app/android store and give each other dojos for doing jobs. Do not panic about trying to teach them their times tables. Life will return to normal and schools will pick up the learning where we left off. I'm not worried about your child's education so you shouldn't be either! If, however, you are tearing your hair out trying to keep them occupied then a company called TTS have made some nice things you can download to do with your children. The link is https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html . The Joe Wicks online daily workout also seems to be very popular (with mums...!) Don't forget to email any photos of home learning to me if you're happy for me to share them on twitter. You can also contact me by email too, for anything else: wendy.kelly@kirkleeseducation.uk Stay at home, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
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