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Nields J I & N School
Nields Road

Tel: 01484 842154
Email: office.nields@kirkleeseducation.uk

Headteacher: Mr Leigh Brown

Welcome to Nields School


Weekly update July 6th 2020

We are on the last leg of the year now, with only 2 weeks before school closes for the summer holidays on July 17th.

This week we are welcoming back pupils in Years 3 & 4, who will be attending school for formal lessons every afternoon, 1pm – 3:20pm.

Year 5 & 6 pupils will continue to attend school every morning, 8:40am – 12pm.


Our school remains CLOSED to all other pupils.

Due to the current guidance relating to working in bubbles, we are now operating at full capacity and will not be able to take anymore pupils in any of the bubbles, including the Key Worker/Vulnerable children bubbles.  

 Other options for childcare must be explored, especially as family members are now able to support with childcare. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


All pupils and parents are asked to familiarise themselves with our *risk assessment, and to follow all social distancing guidelines and systems set up around the school site, including the one way system around the school building. * click here for the RISK ASSESSMENT


Our plan has been, and will continue to be guided by the independent scientific evidence and guidance/advice from both Kirklees and teaching trade unions.  We are maintaining social distancing at 2m, as supported by the scientific evidence. 


Pupils’ return to school is completely parental choice and parents will NOT be penalised if they do not send their children back to school before September.

Online learning will continue for all pupils, especially those in Early Years and KS1, as well as those pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 who do not return to school.


END OF YEAR REPORTS will be available from Monday 13th July.  If your child is in school, they will bring their report home with them.  If your child is not in school, their report will be available to collect from the school office.


Following the publication of guidance for reopening in September, we are planning for all pupils to return on Tuesday 8th September to their CURRENT classes for the first week of term. Then, they will move up into their new classes, with their new teachers in the second week (14th September). 

Please remember that Nields will be closing completely on Friday 17th July 2020 for the summer holidays (as normal), ready to reopen for the new academic year on Tuesday 8th September 2020.  Our ‘summer holiday work packs’ for all pupils will be posted on our website and more information about these will follow.

  There are daily news headlines and reports in the media relating to schools reopening.  We advise parents to always check our website for any changes to our plans or to contact the school directly.


 If your child is eligible for FREE SCHOOL MEALS, packed lunches are available with 4 varieties of sandwich fillings. These are available from the school office for collection and will be available until the end of term.  Please buzz the office at the gate and the packed lunches will be brought out to you. Please maintain social distancing.   


Remember to check our website for Home Learning.  Each class has a ‘tab’ with activities your child can complete during this time at home. Please also visit the PTFA tab, as there are things to do there too.


If any parents/carers have any questions or concerns relating to their child or their learning please contact office.nields@kirkleeseducation.uk or 01484 842154.


If you have any safeguarding concerns about another child or family during this unprecedented time, please do not hesitate to contact us to share your concern confidentially.


Thank you for your continued support in these difficult, unprecedented times.

Mr Leigh Brown

Head teacher


If your child is currently coming into school please can you ensure that you are sending them in wearing suncream and with a suitable sun hat and water bottle as the weather is becoming warmer and we are using outdoor learning opportunities more frequently.  

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Brown's Update 29.06.20.mp4

1st July 2020

For parents of children in our current classes 2 and 3, please click here for some more information and links about RESEARCH ON MIXED AGE CLASSES


click here to see 12th June - letter regarding an update on the local and national picture in relation to schools welcoming back more childrenfrom Kirklees Council, Director of Social Affairs and Health 

* click here for the RISK ASSESSMENT

28th May latest report SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) 


Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the new headteacher of Nields, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school website.

At Nields our motto is

‘Reach for the Moon...the Stars... and Beyond!’

Our school vision is ‘the BEST outcomes for ALL pupils’ and we achieve this by providing a safe and happy environment which nurtures curiosity and self-worth.  We help our pupils to develop a love of learning by exposing them to a broad, varied and interesting curriculum which enables them to build up their knowledge and develop their skills.  We actively foster a community built on the foundations of tolerance, democracy, respect and equality.  Our staff model positive moral and social values which empower pupils with the freedom to express themselves whilst developing a deep understanding of who they are and respect for others, with a view to becoming well rounded members of society.

Located in the Colne Valley, we are able to witness the picturesque landscape change around us as the seasons pass and our children grow and learn.  We are also able to provide our pupils with exciting learning experiences that make the most of what the locality can offer: from our own village of Slaithwaite, to the wider area of Huddersfield and its rich industrial heritage, not forgetting the natural beauty of the Pennines.

I hope you are able to find the information you require on our website, but please remember this is just a window into what Nields has to offer.  I would strongly encourage and warmly welcome you to visit us and see what makes Nields such a wonderful place to be.

Kind regards

Leigh Brown



If you have any queries about our school or would like to request any information as a paper copy, please contact us on telephone number 01484 842154.

Thank you

Also, we would appreciate it if you have any comments with regard to our website that you contact school by telephone please.



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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


Kind regards, Leigh Brown


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