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All About Us

Kaye’s First and Nursery School is set in a semi-rural village between Huddersfield, Wakefield and Barnsley. The school was built in 1862 and was doubled in size in 1981.  We have 202 children in school, from Nursery to Year 5, and 32 staff. We pride ourselves on being an open and friendly school and work hard to ensure we meet our aims.

‘Bringing Out the Best in Every Child’

We expect that our school will be a place where:

  • There is a welcoming, happy and safe environment that is supportive of learning
  • High self-esteem is nurtured and children feel confident, valued, and proud to be themselves
  • Positive relationships are fostered between children, staff and parents and bullying and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated
  • Children achieve to the highest level possible for them and achieve a broad knowledge of the world and a variety of skills to equip them for life
  • Children are encouraged to be creative, and to express themselves through a curriculum that holds creativity in high regard

Please spend some time browsing our website to find out more about us or contact us to arrange a visit.

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School Uniform

We feel that school uniform helps children to have a sense of belonging to the school community, and it helps parents if there is a non-negotiable, work wear for school.

School uniform for Kaye’s is:

• Plain grey school trousers, skirt, or pinafore dress

• Girls may wear red gingham school dresses. Boys may wear plain grey shorts. Girls in the reception class are encouraged to wear pull on joggers or shorts so that they can take part in all of the outdoor play without feeling hindered by skirts.

• Plain white polo shirt.

Ÿ•Plain red sweatshirts, cardigans or fleece jackets can be worn, either with or without the school logo. If you wish for your clothing to display the school logo these can be purchased from Term Time in Huddersfield and Tesco online. No other logo is permitted.

• Plain white socks or grey tights for girls wearing skirts or pinafores.  Boys should wear plain black or grey socks.

• Any black shoes, with sensible soles, and low heels will be acceptable.

• PE/games kit to consist of plain navy or black shorts, with a plain white tee shirt, or polo shirt. Girls may wear plain navy or black leotards. For outdoor games, children may wear a tracksuit, or jogging bottoms and sweatshirt. They must also wear well fitting trainers or pumps.

• Children may wear wristwatches. Children with pierced ears may wear ear studs, but for safety reasons must remove them for PE or games lessons. Other forms of body piercing are considered inappropriate for school at this age. If children are unable to remove and replace ear studs themselves, parents may wish their child to leave ear studs at home on PE/games days. Alternatively, they may be covered by micropore dressing on those days. No other jewellery

Please ensure all items of school uniform are named, including footwear. We never cease to be amazed at the amount of un-named clothes that accumulate each week! Lost property baskets are located inside school, should any items of clothing go missing. Please ask if you wish to look through them.

Closures due to Severe Weather

The headteacher or nominated deputy may decide that, for health and safety reasons, they have to close the school to children.  It is vital that the impact of missed time on young people’s learning is taken into account before they take the very serious decision to close the school. 

If the decision to close the school has been taken, you can find information in the following places:

Published Admission Numbers (PANs)

All schools have a Published Admission Number (PAN). This is the maximum number of places that the school can offer in each year group.

Kaye's Published Admission Numbers:

26 - Nursery

30 - Reception

30 - Year 1

30 - Year 2

32 - Year 3

32 - Year 4

32 - Year 5

Contact Us

Telephone: 01484 222918

Fax: 01484 222918

Email: head.kayes@kirkleeseducation.uk

or: office.kayes@kirkleeseducation.uk

Kaye's First & Nursery School

Holmfield

Clayton West

Huddersfield

HD8 9LZ

How to find us....

Approaching from the M1 and Wakefield - take junction 38 and follow signs for Huddersfield. Travel through the village of West Bretton up to the roundabout. Turn left onto the A636 and continue along, past The Woodman pub and the nursing home. Turn left directly after the nursing home and continue up Long Lane running into Scott Hill. Turn right into Church Lane and take the next left. The school is on the left hand side.

Approaching from Skelmanthorpe, Kirkburton or Huddersfield - you will come onto the A636 at the bottom of Scissett. Turn left onto the A636 and then take the first right onto Barnsley Road. Follow the road up the hill, running into Chapel Hill and Church Lane. When you are approaching the top of the hill look for the Shoulder of Mutton on the left hand side - turn right into Holmfield Road before the pub. The school is on the left hand side.

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