At Skelmanthorpe First and Nursery school, we aim to educate and nurture every child, ensuring they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the future. A great team of dedicated and hard-working teachers, teaching assistants and support staff strive to ensure that your children have the best educational experience that can possibly have. We strongly believe that it is only by working in partnership with parents that we can provide the combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise that will ensure that all our pupils fulfil their potential. We are lucky enough to have good support from many parents in school and our parent group, FOTS, work closely with school and many events are organised that draw the whole school family together as often as possible. We are committed to ensuring the best possible care and education for our children and we are continually looking for ways to improve and develop what we do, in order to make our school the best it can possibly be.
Scissett CE Academy
Scissett Church of England Academy is a Primary Academy for pupils aged 4-10 and serves a semi-rural community. The Academy is 1 form entry with 6 classes and pupils leave at the end of Y5. Christian ethos and values are at the heart of the school. Academy aims are rooted in “Excellence for the whole child’ and encompass high standards and high expectations, and a ‘children come first’ philosophy, with an emphasis on provision of high quality learning experiences. High emphasis is placed on developing positive relationships where everyone is valued in a climate of mutual trust and respect. Scissett Church of England Academy has strong links with the local community, church and parish which enriches pupils’ religious, spiritual, moral and social education.
St Aidan's CE Academy
Saint Aidan’s Church of England Academy is a primary academy serving the semi- rural community of Skelmanthorpe. The Academy admits pupils from the age of 4 (reception) until the age of 10 (Year 5). It is a one form entry academy of 6 classes. Saint Aidan’s Church of England Academy is proud of its Christian ethos and the Christian values that are held at the heart of our school. Our focus on developing the whole child is encapsulated in our mission statement “Love, Laugh, Learn, Live!” Through excellent relationships and mutual respect we work hard to develop the gifts and talents of every child and to support them to be the best that they can be academically, socially, spiritually and personally.
Helme CE Academy
Helme C of E Academy serves the rural communities surrounding Meltham in the Holme Valley, and is for pupils aged 4-11 years old. At Helme we believe it is the role of our school to work in partnership with parents to nurture and develop the whole child, by supporting each child to thrive academically, emotionally, spiritually and physically to enable them to achieve their full potential based. Helme C of E Academy has strong links with the local church, parish and community and we have a very supportive parents group, FOHS, whose events support school whilst drawing our community together. Helme has adopted the Paralympic and Olympic values of respect, excellence, equality, determination, courage, inspiration and friendship and we are proud that these support and promote the strong Christian ethos of our school which underpins all that we do.
New Mill Infant and Junior Schools
New Mill Schools are situated between the village of New Mill and the town of Holmfirth, both located in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley which is just north of the Peak District in West Yorkshire. We are very lucky to have our schools situated in such beautiful surroundings.
The schools are based on two separate, but nearby, sites. They share a Headteacher and Governing Body and work closely together.
New Mill Infant School is a two form entry school with 176 places for pupils aged 4 to 7.
New Mill Junior School is a two form entry school with 240 places for pupils aged 7 to 11.
Our schools pride themselves on being thoroughly inclusive schools, where every child is valued and children’s well-being is at the heart of everything. The staff, governors, parents and carers are all dedicated to working together to enable the pupils to become confident, happy and independent learners and to making the schools a positive, creative and supportive community. The two schools work closely together to ensure that children transition smoothly from one to the other for the next stage of their educational journey.