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For details on Covid -19 September Opening See the Covid-19 Wider Opening Information tab to the left of this page

7/9/20   These are a few reminders:
- The gates will be open from 8:30 to avoid congestion. 
- All children should be in school for register at 8:50. 
- Children should go straight into their class through their fire door. 
- Please do not socialise on the playground. 
- Remember to stay 2 m away from other families. 
- Please follow the one way systems.
- Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 5 and Year 6 should come in the main gate on Clarenden Street. Exit behind the hall and through the side gate by the kitchen. 
- Children in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 come in through the small gate in the front playground. Exit through the car park. 
- Year 2 get to class by coming in the small door, opposite the car park, next their old Year 1 classroom. 
- Check my previous announcement from last week (or our website Covid page) for an aerial photo showing where to go.
- Children can bring a coat, a book bag, a small pencil case to keep in their tray if they wish to do so (no sharing please) and a lunch bag.
- School dinners are available as usual. 
- Hair should be tied back to avoid the spread of infection.
- If your child has Covid symptoms - see below, please do not bring them to school. Ring to let us know and arrange a test asap. 
The main symptoms are:
      -a high temperature.
      -a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
      -a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to 

The link below leads to the latest government guidance for parents and carers.



SEESAW APP: the best way to keep up to date with news, information and children's work

Seesaw is our new platform which benefits families, pupils and teachers: it helps parents and families connect with school and class teachers, find out information and news about events going on at school. For pupils, it is a learning platform where teachers can set work which can be accessed digitally and, in the case of not being able to be at school, access appropriate learning activities from home.

We set up Seesaw at the beginning of Lockdown in March so some parents will be familiar with the apps but if you are new to Seesaw, here are the basics to get you up and running:

  • there are two apps- Seesaw Family (which is for parents) and Seesaw Class (for pupils to use)
  • to access these apps for the first time, you require an invite or QR code from school. If you need one of these, please email admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk and we will send you an 'invite' by email and/or send a paper copy home
  • if you have previously had a code but require a new one please follow the instructions above
  • information, newsletters and events will be shared through either school or class notifications on the Seesaw Family app
  • work, spellings, Class newsletters and events etc. will be shared on your child's Seesaw Class app

Since we began to use Seesaw, we have found it a very useful, efficient and invaluable way of communicating with our school family.- especially during the current climate. If you have any problems setting up or using the apps, please contact us and we will do our best to help out.



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Share your VE Day celebrations with us on Seesaw or Twitter 


Staff celebrated our Year 1 Virtual Bun Day on Friday 15/5/20 and some children posted on Twitter.


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Burnley Road Academy

Offering a learning culture that values Courage, Compassion, Perseverance and Teamwork.

Check out the 'Head Teacher's Messages' Tab in the left hand column for further news, thoughts and home learning activity ideas during the Covid-19, Coronavirus Lock Down.clare(3)

Newsletters are found under 'Letters' in the 'Parents' tab.

Check out 'ourschoolsapp' for the most up to date news - further information about the app can be found lower down this page.

Working from Home March 2020

Have you downloaded the 'Seesaw' app for home learning tasks set daily by all our teachers yet? If you can't access that there are lots of useful learning links and ideas in the 'Headteacher's Messages' tab.

Well done to everybody using Seesaw. All classes have been set up and teachers are posting work and responding each day. We are delighted with the response so far - children's messages and work are fantastic. We are so proud of you for persevering and learning this new skill. If you are struggling to access Seesaw please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk.

Safeguarding and Emotional Health and Well Being

Are you concerned about a child? Please see the Safeguarding and Child Protection tab on the left. You can also look there for a very useful Safeguarding and Mental Health document provided by Calderdale. It has links to lots of resources - some for adults and some for children.​ 

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or mental health? If so follow the links to advice services in our Emotional Health and Well Being tab.

Child Care for Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

If you are a key-worker in a job that is critical to the Cornona Virus response and you have no other way to look after your child at home safely please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk and we will try to make arrangements for you. This may not necessarily be at Burnley Road, it could be at another local school. Please remember that the safest thing for your child and your family is for them to remain at home. If your child has an EHC plan or involvement with a social worker and you would like a place at school during 'Lock Down' please email as above. 

Easter Art Competition

Thank you and well done to everybody that took part in the PTFA Easter competition. There were entries from all Key Stages. We were very pleased with the standard of children's work and it was difficult to choose winners. Nevertheless, we have made our decision - congratulations to Laurel from Foundation, Tulizza from Ks1 and George from Ks2. There will be sweet prizes when school re-opens smiley.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flood News

Burnley Road Academy was devasted by floods on 9th February 2020. Our building is closed for the forseeable future and we are based at Unit 11 Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, HX75QQ. 

Look at our 'Flooding Information' tab for further news.


Forest Activities - Fantastic Fun Whatever the Weather

Children from every class have had a great time at during Forest Activities this term.  We persevered and had lots of fun in spite of the wet, chilly weather. Activities have included searching for wildlife, making mini beasts out of clay, building and testing waterproof dens and harvesting vegetables from our polytunnel. We have improved our bush craft techniques whilst whittling sticks into interesting shapes, made bird nests from hay and wool, found the ages of some of our trees and learnt some tree names. We have also begun thinking about the sustainability of woodland areas and forest maintenance, and cleared parts of the woodland, moving fallen logs to clear a path through the wood. We are looking forward to our next sessions in November.

For other news items see 'Letters' in the Parents tab.

See the right hand column below for future events.


Keep upto date with our weekly newsletter. It includes details of all our after-school clubs, special events and visitors which have taken place through the week, future dates for academic and PTFA events.

Click here to see the latest newsletter.

Did you know you could have the weekly newsletter emailed to you each week? Let the office know your email address and they will add you to the list for weekly updates.

ch in need

Well done everybody, you raised £193 for Children in Need.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone involved in our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday. It raised over £388 for a brilliant charity.

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All our children throughout the school are in House teams, named after 4 inspirational people. Teachers and staff members reward pupils with Housepoints for displaying positive qualities and attitudes in their work and their behaviour in and around school.

At the end of each term the house with the highest score wins a treat of their choice- anything from an afternoon of Zorbing, an arts and craft afternoon to a movie and popcorn!  


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Burnley Road Academy
Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Tel: 01422 883034

e-mail: school office

If you have any queries, please contact  Mrs Finnegan, our school administrator.

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Silver award

Our Forest Activity work has enabled us to achieve the Woodland Trust Green Tree School Silver Award, October 2017.


Tuesday 15th September: International Dot Day- celebrating our creativity within each class

Friday 18th September: Dress up as a Roald Dahl character



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We raised £126 for the last Poppy Appeal.


We are proud to be  City Connect's First Bike Friendly School in Calderdale.

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How we use Pupil Information

Please follow the link below for our policies and privacy notices which were updated for the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR. Alternatively, follow the GDPR tab on the left-hand side of this page.

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