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Our Situation following the Devastating Floods

Friday 2nd September 2016

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Lots of boxes have been unpacked and resources have been moved into classrooms.

There are some kitchen issues so ALL CHILDREN WILL NEED A PACKED LUNCH NEXT WEEK, but other than that we will be ready to re-open for children on WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER. Hurrah!!

30th August 2016

This week the decorators are touching up the paintwork, the hall floor is being sanded and the kitchen is being fitted.  Most carpets are in place - just the Foundation Stage Unit and corridors to be completed this week. It has been a very busy day. The ICT department have been in school setting up the internet and Wifi systems. Some of our Whiteboards, notice boards and wall cupboards have been put in today. Our furniture is being delivered. Teachers, the caretaker and cleaner have also been in school today to receive (and help unload) four lorry loads of school resources. There are now mountains of boxes in every area and people are dancing round each other. It felt great when we managed to unpack some of our reading books and put them in the library.

25th August 2016

The school has been painted and carpets are being fitted but the building is still not completely ready.

We have been told we can have access from Tuesday 30th August.

17th August 2016

News from the site meeting today - the school refurbishment will not be ready until 25th August.

However, we have been assured that we will still be able to re-open on 7th September.

6th July 2016

Click here to read the Halifax Courier article about the progress which has been made, since the flooding.

9th June 2016

We are still recovering from the floods that took place on Boxing Day 2015. Our own building is being refurbished and will not be finished until 19th August. We are based at two different sites. Our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are working at Savile Park School, at Heath in Halifax. Children and staff travel six miles there and back on school buses from Mytholmroyd to Halifax every day. Key Stage 2 pupils are working in the sixth form block at Calder High School in Mytholmroyd. We have been very lucky to be welcomed by two fantastic schools.

Many Thanks

Almost all of our furniture and resources were damaged by contaminated flood water and had to be disposed of. Luckily, we use the government RPA scheme in place of insurance and they have been very helpful ensuring everything we lost will be replaced. This is an ongoing process. In the meantime we would like to thank our parents,  all the schools and other organisations that donated money and resources to help us get up and running straight away. We were very pleased that KS1 did not miss any school days, KS2 only missed one day and the nursery children had an extra week at home whilst we organised their classroom, coach and car seats. Thank you to everyone who gave up their Christmas holidays to help us get set up so quickly - our wonderful staff, our brilliant parents, fantastic volunteers and dedicated members of Calderdale Local Authority. 

Memories of the Flood

Flood water inside our main entrance area on 26th December 2015.

Outside the Foundation Unit.

Flood water lying in our Foundation Stage outdoor area.

Some of the damaged furniture and resources on the muddy playground.

Year 3 after the flood damaged carpets, furniture and plaster had been stripped out.

The information sections below were created during and after the flood.

Unfortunately, the latest floods in the Calder Valley have had an impact on Burnley Road Academy. Just like many homes in Mytholmroyd and near by towns, water has risen to flood the classrooms, rooms and offices on the ground floor. It has also left debris and mud around the building in the playgrounds and walk ways.

We will do our upmost to get the Academy back to a working condition for our pupils.

Please regularly check here for any updates on our situation as we will try to keep parents and friends as informed as possible. 


From Monday children at Savile Park will be provided with a school packed lunch prepared by Burnley Road kitchen staff. If you do not want a school packed lunch please contact Mrs Finnegan on our temporary mobile number 07840989326. 

From Wednesday children at Calder High can have a school lunch. This will be cooked and served by Burnley Road kitchen staff at Calder High. We aim to follow our usual menu. Please order and send in dinner money on Monday. Thank you.

Children seem to be having fun and enjoying their new locations. Thanks to all our families for their co-operation and patience. Thank you to Savile Park and Calder High for a warm welcome and lots of support. 


A few people have queried how to get to the 6th Form Block at Calder High. We hope this map and guidance helps.