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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...

  • A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need non-uniform day. We raised £125 which has now been sent off to Pudsey bear. 
  • Our sports fundraiser has been an amazing success. There is still time to bring any outstanding sponsor money in. We are looking forward to announcing who the top fundraisers in each pod are, and which star prizes they have chosen. Thank you to everyone who has supported us with this. 
  • Our winter lunch menu has had a few tweaks (the much-hated meatballs have now gone smiley). Have a look at the updated menus on the parent information tab.
  • School will close for Christmas on Friday 18th December at 1.45pm and re-opens for the Spring term on TUESDAY 5th January. 

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
    3 November 2020
    Term Dates 2020&21
    Apologies to the parents who forgot we had a training day yesterday. Our term dates are on the website, under the 'term dates' tab. I am attaching another copy of the list here for your convenience. Please note we close for Christmas on Friday 18th December and re-open for the Spring term on TUESDAY 5th January.
  • Important
    1 September 2020
    Please ignore facebook rumours
    Dear Parents/Carers I'm aware there is some absolute twaddle making the rounds on Facebook at the moment suggesting that if a child shows covid symptoms at school, they will be spirited away to a testing centre and you won't be told where they are. I really hope that if you have seen this, you will have realised what complete rubbish it is and not have been upset by it. Let me be clear- if your child shows symptoms at school, we will take them out of their classroom (just like we would if they were being sick), we will phone you to collect them as quickly as you can and ask you to arrange a test. I can promise you that YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE SENT ANYWHERE WITHOUT YOU! I hope that anyone who has been worrying about this now feels better. We are all ready to welcome your children back on Tuesday 8th so we can get things back to as close to normal as we can. We've really missed seeing you all and I'm fairly sure you're probably looking forward to having a bit of peace and quiet again! Enjoy the last few days...
  • Important
    3 July 2020
    September Arrangements
    Dear Parents/Carers You'll be aware that the latest guidance was released yesterday about how schools will be able to run from September. Please bear with us a little longer for details of this, as I need to agree our plan with staff and governors. You will receive a detailed summary of what our plan for September is with your child's annual report, which will be sent/given to you soon. However, unless any further government changes are announced between now and September, I can confirm that ALL children will be able to come back to school at once, as the restriction of having only 15 in a pod will have been lifted. From September, children will be in class pods of 30, instead. I hope that knowing this makes it easier for our working parents to plan ahead.
  • 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!
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