Athersley North Primary School
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Athersley North is a primary day school, catering for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11, including a 26-place full-time equivalent Nursery provision.
We are committed to providing an environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their educational, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural need
The staff interaction with pupils in my opinion is better than it has ever been. Due to the current pandemic a lot of children are anxious and can be isolated within their class bubble, but the teacher and assistant have been amazing at explaining and supporting children throughout this term.
My daughter's teacher is lovely. She is warm and friendly and always happy to help them.
Staff know pupils' names and always say hello, good morning etc which I think makes the children feel like they belong and as a parent it's reassuring that your child is known and not just a nameless face.
Twitter was a great way for children to show their teachers during school closure in the first lockdown... I hear great things about the weekly assembly, I like how they give badges to the pupils every week.
Love Athersley Awards Assembly and hearing when my daughter get an award on twitter
My daughter has come on so well since starting back in September. Particularly in the last several weeks. She is very confident in her letter soundings and writing.
We are enjoying the new books, they are much better tailored to the modern school children these days, some had been very outdated. So, we do appreciate the extra money you've spent on books, makes it more interesting as a parent!
I like that phonics and reading is central to learning throughout the school. My child has a keen interest in reading and enjoys his library books.
Staff at this school are amazing, the kids get so much support and help.
My daughter looks forward to school and when she is ready, she tells us accurately what she has been learning when she comes home. The teaching clearly has a positive impact in her.
Thank you for all your hard work, for supporting my children, and creating an environment my children are happy in, especially in these challenging times.
Staggered Start Times
Mornings: Start: 8.20am & Collection: 11.20am
Afternoons: Start: 12.20pm & Collection: 3.20pm
FS2A – Start: 8.40am & Collection: 3.10pm
FS2B – Start: 9am & Collection: 3.30pm
KEY STAGE 1
Class 1 – Start: 8.50am & Collection: 3.20pm
Class 2 – Start: 8.50am & Collection: 3.20pm
Class 3 – Start: 8.40am & Collection: 3.10pm
LOWER KEY STAGE 2
Class 4 – Start: 8.40am & Collection: 3.10pm
Class 5 – Start: 9am & Collection: 3.30pm
Class 6 – Start: 9am & Collection: 3.30pm
UPPER KEY STAGE 2
Class 7 – Start: 8.40am & Collection: 3.10pm
Class 8 – Start: 8.50am & Collection: 3.20pm
Class 9 – Start: 9am & Collection: 3.30pm
Read Write Inc.
We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” School.
We have recently introduced the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check but this will mean we are able to ensure our children do even better and that by Year 2 the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.
Our staff have received Ruth Miskin Training and as a school we are working towards raising standards in reading and writing for our children. Our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children will have daily Read, Write, Inc. sessions and we will support our most vulnerable readers with extra one–to–one teaching every day. Children with gaps in their phonic knowledge, reading, writing or fluency in Key Stage 2 will also be supported through high quality Read, Write, Inc. teaching and intervention.