After consultation with Kirklees and the Chair of Governors, school will be closed today due to health and safety concerns over the severe ice on the approaches to school.       Friday 15 December 2017

Welcome to Denby Dale   First and Nursery School.

I hope this website helps you gain an understanding of how our unique setting is organised, and the exciting opportunities on offer to children in our care.

All schools have their own distinctive ethos which makes each one unique. We believe that our ethos at Denby Dale reflects our caring, friendly atmosphere and our creative and innovative approach. Our setting continues to develop in many exciting ways, providing an even more enriching experience for our pupils. Over the last few years we have merged the nursery school and the first school and are now able to provide flexible year round care for children aged from 2 to 10 years. We are lucky to have extensive grounds which support the children’s learning and provide a year round resource. We also benefit from quality indoor space which is bright and attractive with displays that reflect the breadth of the curriculum.

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2015 when we were judged to be ‘resoundingly good’ in all the key areas of inspection, and in our overall effectiveness of provision. The Inspection Report said ‘Strong leadership and clear vision from the headteacher and governors have created an exciting place for pupils to learn and consolidate their good progress. Pupils enjoy the creative approaches to their learning and opportunities to use their skills in different ways. Pupils take responsibility seriously and learn that reliability and consideration for others are essential qualities. By the time pupils leave the school, they are well prepared to understand their future roles as members of modern British society.’

 I am extremely proud to lead a high quality team that is committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for all the children in our care. Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum which will help them to acquire the skills and enthusiasm to continue learning into adulthood.The best way to find out about our school is to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A telephone call to the school office on 01484 866071 is all that is needed to arrange this. We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.

Jackie Wood

Head Teacher


                                                                            We had a fantastic time using our imaginations to predict what creatures  would walk the Earth in millions of years time.

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All the school took part, dressing as characters from books they enjoy reading. Much fun was had by all!

During the week in school each class produced work that was on exhibition in the school hall on Friday afternoon for the enjoyment of their family members.

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