Churchfield Primary School

Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

office@churchfieldschool.org

       Grow              Achieve              Shine

Headteacher's Message

A warm welcome to Churchfield Primary School’s website!  We hope our website gives you a clear insight into our school and the outstanding work of our talented children and staff.  At Churchfield we pride ourselves on providing a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our doors. In fact visits to see our school and meet us in person are encouraged and welcomed.

 Our building although Victorian, provides a warm, welcoming and visually engaging environment which promotes a love of learning!  Our classrooms are high quality learning environments which display children’s work proudly, giving all who work here a sense of belonging and achievement.  

All our buildings have security pad entry systems and all gates are locked during the school day to provide a safe, secure place for our children to learn and play. The Early Years Foundation Unit has a separate fenced outdoor play area.  At Churchfield I have a saying which the children can and do quote to anyone who will listen ` the most important thing is to be safe`. 

During our most recent Ofsted one pupil commented; 

‘I wish school was open at the weekends’,

 clear evidence of what a safe and happy place pupils feel school is.

As a school we try to provide the children with a wide variety of hands on experiences at every opportunity. We enjoy taking the children on educational visits, residential visits and to compete in local sporting competitions.

Our pupils enjoy coming to school and have a great love for learning.  They are inspired by and benefit from many positive experiences which enhance our broad and relevant school curriculum. Through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, Information Technology, enterprise and learning about the wider world around them we provide them with the skills, life experiences and knowledge which will empower them to become citizens of the future, equipped for life in Modern Britain and an ever changing world.

Teaching at Churchfield is very effective as teachers, teaching assistants and all support staff form a competent and professional team that I am extremely proud of.  Tasks for children are planned systematically using prior assessment to meet each pupil’s needs.  Lessons are lively and engaging.  We are a fully inclusive school that meets the needs of all children by using `best endeavours` to develop academic and socio-emotional skills.  At Churchfield, everyone is part of our team; we value the contributions of all stakeholders and welcome the opportunities the wider community can bring. 

We expect our children to have high aspirations and provide challenging experiences which will support them to reach their goals. Our motto is Grow, Achieve, Shine.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us to arrange a visit where a member of our dedicated team will be waiting with a warm welcome!

 Thank you for taking the time to view our website, we hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to meeting you in the future.

Yvonne Gray

Headteacher