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

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School Timetable

FOUNDATION STAGE 1 - Nursery - (3-4 year olds) - Children entitled to 15 hours provision

The morning session for pupils commences at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am

The afternoon session for pupils commences at 12:20pm and ends at 3:20pm

FOUNDATION STAGE 1 - Nursery - (3-4 years old) - Children entitled to 30 hours provision

The morning session for pupils commences at 8:30am.  

The afternoon teaching session ends at 3:20pm.

All Classes (Foundation Stage 2 to Class 9)

32.5 hours in a typical school week.

The school day for pupils commences at 8.50am.  

Classroom door opens at 8:45am for pupils to start morning tasks. 

The afternoon teaching session ends at 3.20pm.

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.