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14/10/20 Just a reminder about Parents Evening - please note that letters have been sent home with your children (13th October 2020). Should you wish to check/change your call times then please contact the office by telephone or email as soon as possible. Thank you.


Due to the restrictions currently in place at school, should you require any information or need to speak to a member of staff it is IMPORTANT that you do not call at the office but contact school by telephone: 01484 842154 or email: office.nields@kirkleeseducation.uk 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.



Latest news from the PTFA August 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have started a new 2nd hand uniform shop and there is a bin in the carpark where you can leave any suitable items. A termly Secondhand Uniform sale will take place at school. 

There is also a bin for the recycling products we’re currently collecting.

Please see the posters below for details of the things you can put into the collecting bins.

Click on the images below to open up a larger version to view.





Please recycle and donate old school uniform items rather than putting them in the bin. There are many families across Kirklees who no longer receive a school uniform grant and would benefit from your generosity. By recycling old school uniform children can go to school in proper uniform reducing the risk of bullying. Your donations of unwanted/outgrown uniforms can be provided to those who want them the most, free of charge.


You can drop off any items in the Uniform Exchange bin at Slaithwaite Fire Station.

UNIFORM EXCHANGE is a local charity that recycles (click on this link to find out how you can donate) school uniform and provides (click on this link to find out how you can get items) which is free for families in Kirklees. You can drop off any items you wish to recycle at your local library. For more information please click on the links.



1st July 2020 - Here are some links to research supporting mixed age classes for you.


(please click on the links in blue below)


Lillian G. Katz – The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping



Mixed-Age Grouping: What Does the Research Say, and How Can Parents Use This Information?

by Debbie Reese; May 1998



Negative perceptions about composite grades persist, despite research showing students can thrive in multi-age classrooms by Coleen Ricci.


Where age is just another number by Helen Ward



Kind regards

Leigh Brown

Head teacher

Nields JIN School, Slaithwaite, 01484 842154

We are looking to appoint a Parent Governor to start in September 2020,

please click here for the necessary information.

Nominations to be in by 3pm July 3rd.

Kirklees Additional Needs Register

Register your child or young person (0-25 years) with special educational needs and/or disabilities to the Kirklees Additional Needs Register, and you will be helping pthem to plan the services for their future. You  can sign up online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/additionalneeds or you can request a paper form by contacting:

email: additionalneedsregister@kirklees.gov.uk 

tel: 01484 221000 ask for 'Additional Needs Register' when prompted.

Please click here to go to the Family Wellbeing page for useful links for information, advice and coping during lockdown.

For the latest information from the Department for Education on opening school on 1st June (this information added 12th May) Click here: Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

28th May SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) 

25th May Risk Assessment for Re-opening School during Covid19 Pandemic  

20th May - Letter from Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children's Services. Update on the work taking place between Kirklees Council and schools across the district after recent government announcement. 


Please also look at the Family Wellbeing page for more useful links.


We would like to remind you that you can text a nurse at Locala thriving Kirklees Health Service for advice during this time, in the Covid 19 pandemic the service runs Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm with qualified nurses and nursery nurses The numbers to text on are Chathealth Text for parents/carers 07520 618867 for young people 07520 618866. They also have the Locala Facebook page which is updated daily.


  • CORONA VIRUS SCAMS please click this link to read the West Yorkshire Trading Standards newsletter about COVID-19 related scams.
  • PDAP   please click the link to see information and telephone number for  Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership who provide specialist high quality support, advice and safe accommodation for all victims of domestic abuse aged 16 or above.
  • WELL-BEAN CAFE The Well-Bean Café is a safe and confidential 7 day service offering mental health support to anyone in crisis living in Kirklees, currently operating as a phone service only please click on the link for details.

The following links and information have been sent to our school from Kirklees.gov.uk

  • KIRKLEES COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESPONSE Council hotline: A new freephone number has been added. Freephone 0800 4561114. The local number for the helpline, 01484 226919 will continue to be available, and we will happily call people back if they would like us to. Both numbers are answered by the same team at Kirklees Direct. This is not a new service - the advice and support given will be the same on both lines, as part of our co-ordinated Community Response.

    We’ve added some information about this to our blog (click on this link)  Freephone Covid-19 Community Response helpline


  • KIRKLEES MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP Are you looking for Mental Health & Wellbeing support in Kirklees? We are the commissioned, Community Adult Mental Health service providers from the voluntary sector, working together to provide a better mental health service in Kirklees.​

  • BTM This website has resources and information which maybe useful for those with or supporting children with Learning Disabilities. BTM is an organisation that is passionate about making information accessible to as many people as possible. We work with, and support, a broad range of individuals and communities who find ordinary print difficult or impossible to read. Central to our work is the inclusion of these people in the development and creation of accessible materials.


Kirklees Additional Needs Register

Register your child or young person (0-25 years) with special educational needs and/or disabilities to the Kirklees Additional Needs Register, and you will be helping pthem to plan the services for their future. You  can sign up online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/additionalneeds or you can request a paper form by contacting:


t:01484 221000 ask for 'Additional Needs Register' when prompted.








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