Churchfield Primary School

Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

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University for Life

As part of our commitment to empowering our children to become life-long learners, and raising aspirations across school, we currently run the University For Life scheme. University for Life is about providing children with alternative and exciting lessons that would not normally be part of the curriculum. These sessions aim to provide children with various life skills, and are based on real university courses. 

Each term, every pupil from Y1 to Y6, will take part in a 'course', as part of a mixed age group. Over the course of a year each pupil will complete three courses. At the end of each course, children receive either an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in the course they have studied. One pupil from each course will be chosen at the end of the term for the distinction award of excellence. 

Our University for Life groups are split into university teams. Currently we have Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cambridge, Oxford and London. 

Current Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Mrs Garsden - Drama

Mrs Newhall - Art

Miss Thomas - Gymnastics

Mrs Gibbs - Music

Miss Millard - Performing Arts

Miss Exley - Languages


Postgraduate Courses

Miss Edwards - Samba Music

Mr Friend - Fine Art

Miss Wigston - Performing Arts

Miss Taylor- Choreography

Miss Daniels - Drama

Mr Bean - Physical Education


Click the link below to see what course your group will be doing this term.

U4L Yearly Overview

Autumn 2016 Distinction Awards

The winners of the Autumn Term Distinction awards go to...

Undergraduate Courses

Guyvin Dawkins - Drama

Jenna Geddes - Art

Thomas Bright - Gymnastics

George Heaton-Johns - Music

Maya Hawkins - Performing Arts

Madison Holland - Languages

Postgraduate Courses

Jorja Sykes - Samba Music

Trent-Lee Wakefield - Fine Art

Brandon Potts - Performing Arts

Ava Scattergood- Choreography

Macey Rowley - Drama

Jesudarasimi Adekoya - Physical Education


Birthday celebrations

Friday 10th June 2016

Today marked the celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday.

In honour of this momentous day, Birmingham 1 and Birmingham 2 created portraits of The Queen.

Birmingham 1 (years 1-3) used ICT skills to draw The Queen using a computer art programme.

Birmingham 2 (years 4-6) used fine art pencil drawing skills to created a detailed sketch of The Queen.

I'm sure The Queen would be suitably impressed! 

U4L Summer Term

Our third instalment of U4L is already well underway and, as always, the children are keen to get to their U4L classes on Friday afternoons.

New groups are now on their third session of a ten week course and, as you can see from the photos, they've been thrown straight into fun and exciting learning.

Spring Distinction awards

The winners of the Spring Term Distinction awards go to...

Cooper Clay - Business and Management

Corey May - Choreography

Khia Jones - Horticulture

Alex Rhodes - Religious Studies: Buddhism

Brooke Haigh - Graphic Design

Ollie Todd - Applied Science

Holly Wilburn - Ancient Civilisation

Diesel Haigh - Art and Design

Callum Lee - Physical Geography

Jacob McHugh - Language and Tourism: Spanish

Millie Parkin - Outdoor and Experiential Learning

Danny Barker - Animation


Congratulations to all the distinction award winners.

Keep working hard because, next time, it could be you.

Spring courses in full swing

Week 3 of the Spring Term has been action packed.

Mrs Harris went on a tour of school to see what each group was learning about and she was amazed.

She saw; animation set sketches, astronaut dancing, ancient seal design, volcano experiments, Buddha clay models, product research, media experimentation, Spanish bingo, mars landing vehicles, fine art drawing and even weeding!

Below are photographs of the children enjoying a very busy U4L afternoon.

autumn Distinction awards

The winners of the Autumn Term Distinction awards go to...

Daniel Hammond - Business and Management

Finlay Garrity - Choreography

Bevan Roberts - Horticulture

Morgan Hanley - Religious Studies: Buddhism

Libby Rawson - Graphic Design

Codi Coe - Applied Science

Mckenzie French - Ancient Civilisation

Jacob McHugh - Art and Design

India Winstanley - Physical Geography

Lewis Cuthbertson - Language and Tourism: Spanish

Brooke Townend - Outdoor and Experiential Learning

Charley Haigh - Animation


Congratulations to all the distinction award winners who excelled in their course.

Cambridge Graphic Design

This term Cambridge U4L group have completed a design brief to research, design and create packaging for a healthy drinks company 'Jolly Juice.' They designed their own images and typography on the computer. Here are the children's finished designs.

U4L 2014-2015