Our school is in a beautiful spot in the Calder Valley. Whilst the School opened as a Junior and Infant School in 1894, we became a Converter Academy in December 2011. We are now part of Brighter Futures Academy Trust. We are very proud of our school and children and aim to give all children a full and rounded education, helping them to fulfill their potential. Whether you are just browsing the website or looking for specific information we are glad you are visiting our site. Please have a look at what we offer and what the children are learning.
Mrs R Denham
Head of School
At Brighter Futures Academy Trust, we are committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference, we are morally bound to do so. We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life – a world class education aimed at helping the children in Brighter Futures Academy Trust schools become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Our mission is to help every young person in our schools to expand their horizons, and build the confidence, talents, interests, skills and qualifications to succeed as they make their way towards a fulfilling and prosperous adulthood. Members of the Trust strive together for excellence in partnership, so that our children, staff and communities benefit from excellent teaching, learning,leadership and opportunities.
The child will always be at the centre, with personalised learning our starting point, making the challenges of 'Every Child Matters' a reality. Each child will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding of themselves as a learner, what their strengths are, how they can share these with others and their next steps in their continual learning journey. Pupils will be encouraged and inspired to believe in themselves, build dreams and aspirations and strive to achieve these.
Every child will be given the same opportunity to succeed, whatever his or her prior attainment. A key principle of Brighter Futures Academy Trust is that member Academies maintain their own character. However we aim to capture and maximize the collective expertise and skill set for the benefit of all members of the organisation.
If you feel there is something missing, please let us know. In this section we will provide updates of items we have changed or added.
Admissions Policy 2017-18
Curriculum information added for autumn term 1
Class newsletters added
Additional information, some of which is statutory, is also available on our Multi Academy Trust website. Please click here.
'School leaders have brought about very significant improvements to the quality of teaching and learning since the previous inspection. This has led to very rapid improvements in pupils’ achievement, with all groups of pupils now making outstanding progress and a higher proportion of pupils than nationally attaining well above the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.'
'The early years provision is outstanding. Children develop very well in all aspects of the curriculum in a stimulating and nurturing environment...The early years teacher works very effectively with other staff, school leaders and parents to ensure that the children make outstanding progress from starting points that are typical for their age. Progress is particularly strong in reading, writing, number and space, shape, and measure work. The teaching of phonics is excellent.'
'The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They conduct themselves very well at all times of the day. This is apparent in pupils of all ages and from all different groups. There are no serious behaviour issues and the strongly improved rewards systems mean that low-level disruption is also very rare. This supports pupils very well in their learning, as they can fully concentrate on their tasks without distraction...Pupils are very enthusiastic and conscientious learners, as seen in their attitudes to lessons, their responses to feedback from teachers, the way they following instructions immediately and their high levels of attendance. These aspects of the pupils’ behaviour strongly contributes to the excellent progress they make.'
'Pupils make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. By the time they leave school at the end of Year 6, their attainment is higher and often much higher than that of pupils of their age nationally...Teaching and learning are consistently good and much is outstanding. Teachers give very close consideration to pupils’ interests and abilities, using the information to provide tasks which are highly challenging and giving pupils the chance to make regular improvements to their work.'
If you require any further information regarding the work of the Trust please contact the CEO's PA, Ms. C Roberts on 01422 354976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org