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Birley Spa Primary Academy shows marked improvement in latest Ofsted inspection

We are celebrating improvements recognised by Ofsted following a recent inspection. The academy has been on a journey of improvement with four out of five categories moving from requires improvement to good. Inspectors praised the school as a ‘positive and supportive place to learn.’

Click here to read more highlights from the latest Ofsted report

Birley Spa Top 10 – see why our children think we are us the best school in the country!

Click here to find out why our parents choose to bring their children to Birley Spa!

Reading with parents day

Thank you so much to everyone who came to share a story with your child. Can’t wait to see you at the next event after the holidays!

Parents’ Mathletics Workshop Wednesday 13th September 2:30pm. Come on down and see how this fantastic app can really support your child’s confidence and skills in Maths. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Autumn 2023 Parental Engagement Opportunities

Meet the TeacherMonday 18th September (3:10-3:25pm)
Thursday 21st September (3:10-3:25pm)
Parents reading with their childrenMonday 25th September (2:30-3pm)
Thursday 23rd November (2:30-3pm)
Parents’ “let’s try” Phonics sessionTuesday 3rd October (8:50-9:20am)
Monday 11th December (8:50-9:20am)
Curriculum afternoon for parentsFriday 20th October – Science experiments (2-3pm)

Wednesday 6th December – parents experience RE with the children (2-3pm)
Parents’ EveningTuesday 7th November (3:30-6pm)
Thursday 9th November (3:30-5:30pm)
Christmas FayreThursday 14th December (2-4pm)
Christmas ConcertsEYFS
December 20th (9:30am and 1:30pm)
Christmas ConcertsKS1
19th December (2pm)
20th December (5:30pm)
21st December (9:15am)
Christmas ConcertsKS2
19th December (9:15am)
21st December (2pm and 5:30pm)
Christmas Crafts with ParentsFriday 22nd December (2pm)

What’s on?

17th MarchMother’s Day Afternoon Tea (2pm & 3:10pm)
20th MarchMother’s Day Afternoon Tea (2pm & 3:10pm)
21st MarchY2 SATS Meeting
23rd MarchEaster Fayre
27th MarchMeet the Teacher – New Topics
28th & 30th MarchParents’ Evening
31st MarchEaster Service at Spa View Church
3rd – 14th AprilEaster Holidays – School Closed
17th AprilInset Day – School Closed
1st MayBank Holiday – School Closed
8th MayBank Holiday – School Closed
9th May – 12th MaySATS Week – Y6
15th – 19th MaySATS Week – Y2
29th May – 2nd JuneHalf Term – School Closed
5th JuneInset Day – School Closed
9th JuneY6 Crucial Crew Visit
12th – 18th JunePhonics Assessment Week
16th JuneFather’s Day Celebrations (2pm & 3:10pm)
19th JuneFather’s Day Celebrations (2pm & 3:10pm)
3rd JulyEnterprise Week
7th JulyY3-6 Halle Orchestra
11th JulySports Day – Y1&2 (morning)
Sports Day – Y3&4 (afternoon)
12th JulySports Day – EYFS
13th JulySports Day – Y5&6 (afternoon)
14th JulyEnd of Year reports go home
17th JulySummer Fayre
21st JulyLast day and Whole School Family Picnic

Reading Events

Civic Responsibility

Winter Guide – Sheffield Parenting Partnership’s offer of support to parents

Spring Term Parental Workshops:

Date Where Parent Workshop Who Synopsis 
Monday 9th January 2:30pm  Hall Calming bedtime routines All Practical calming strategies to ensure children (and adults!) get into good, healthy habits before bed. 
Tuesday 10th January 3:15pm  Crucible Class Phonics Year 3 and 4 Practical resources and strategies to support your child with phonics. 
Tuesday 24th January 2:30pm  Hall Showbie Year 1 to 6 How to make the most out of our home/school communication app. 
Wednesday 25th January  8:30 – 9:30am Hall Online safety All LEAD IT working with parents to lock down devices with parental controls.

Our pupil voice groups were involved in a regional meeting where they discussed global issues threatening the planet. They also participated in several activities exploring how media can play a huge part in raising awareness, educating the public to help them see how they can get involved and help save the planet from further damage. Children were asked to explore how these global issues, and highlight how they impact on their local communities. 

They were asked to choose a topic, and create a ‘call to action’ video to promote action in schools.

The videos and photos are below:

Consultation on the Closure of the Intergrated Resource Provision