About Us


Welcome

Welcome to our school website which we hope you find useful and informative.  Although the website holds lots of information that may be useful to someone who is looking to find out more about our school, it is not the same as 'feeling' what Withinfields is like.  Mrs Helen York, the headteacher, is always keen to show prospective parents and staff around our school so that they can experience Withinfields during the school day.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a tour.


Vision, Aims and Values

Vision

Withinfields is a happy and inclusive school where inspiring teaching and learning supports all children in recognising and achieving their potential. Our School Motto is 'Learning together to make a better future'. 

In our school all children are taught;

  • To have healthy lifestyles
  • To keep themselves safe
  • To enjoy school and to achieve in everything they do
  • To make a positive contribution to their school and the community
  • To establish skills which will help them as adults

Strategic Aims

We want the best outcomes for all our children regardless of their academic ability.  Our strategic aims ensure that every learner is happy, inspired, supported and challenged within an environment that welcomes all.  Our strategic aims are:

  1. All learners reach their full potential
  2. All learners take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others and display positive learning behaviour
  3. All learners receive an exciting, appropriate and inspirational curriculum delivered through consistently good or better teaching
  4. All learners make healthy, safe choices
  5. All learners promote links between school and the wider community and build pride in the learning community
  6. All leaders challenge, support and inspire in order for learners to mould a positive future for themselves
  7. The school community and building promotes equality and provides accessibility for all

Core Values

We have six core values which are central to our school community.  Our behaviour systems relate to these and we include them within our assembly themes each term.  

The Core Values are:

  • Respect
  • Happiness
  • Friendship
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Forgiveness

Relationships

Withinfields is a community school which prides itself on the relationships that it nurtures between pupils, parents and staff. 

We encourage pupils to form strong and lasting friendships with each other and support the older children to act as peer mentors, sports leaders and buddies to the younger children.  This means that our playtimes and lunchtimes are positive periods of the day when all ages of children play out together.

We operate an open door policy in that we are always willing to meet with parents to discuss any aspect of their child's development or well being.  For parents whose circumstances mean that they are less available to come into school, we are always happy to have conversations over the telephone, via email or through our class messaging service, Classdojo.  We also update Classdojo regularly with photographs and messages celebrating what has been going on in school and reminders for future events.

We are a school that has invested in our Pastoral Support by employing staff who are available to support families facing challenging circumstances or during difficult times.  Our Pastoral Team are dedicated and highly experienced and work alongside the teaching and support staff to ensure that all children have their welfare and pastoral needs met.   They are also available to support families with a wide range of wider issues including debt advice, support with benefits applications and housing issues.  We work well with the Children's Centre, which has a satellite provision on our site, to signpost families to further support where needed.


Equality and Inclusion

We are a school that is well-known locally for its inclusive provision which promotes equality for all.  

Inclusive provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We are able to cater for the needs of children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  Our SENCo, Mrs Helen York, is a very experienced and highly dedicated professional who works tirelessly to ensure that staff are trained effectively to meet the needs of all children.  As a school which has a building which is all on one level, we are accessible for children with physical difficulties and have a number of disabled toilets in school.  We have a positive track record for meeting the needs of children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties due to our strong pastoral team and we have support staff trained in the needs of children with visual and hearing impairment.  Due to investment in training, we are able to deliver specific programmes for children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication and Language difficulties.

Further details of the provision that we can offer can be found in our SEND Information Report and in our SEND policy.  We are continually reviewing our provision and details of our future plans to improve further can be found in our Disability and Accessibility Plan.

Equality Objectives

We evaluated our provision to ensure that we have considered all aspects of equality and set objectives to improve it further.  These objectives are reviewed annually.  The evaluation and latest review can be found in the documents.


Withinfields' Nursery Provision

We have Nursery provision at Withinfields which admits children from the term after they are three years old.  The provision is run by Mrs Whitaker who is a qualified teacher.  She is ably assisted by Mrs Hofford, our nursery nurse, and other additional staff.  

Children can attend using their Nursery Funding and we offer up to 30 hours for those children that are entitled to this.  Parents can also pay for additional sessions on top of their entitlement if they require this.  Nursery funding can be utilised in our Nursery Class as well as in our Out of School Club meaning that we can offer childcare for 3-year-olds from 7.30am until 5.55pm during term time.

For further information, please contact;

K Redmond  Administrator including Nursery and Out of School Club Administration kaitlyn.redmond@withinfields.calderdale.sch.uk


Before and After School Provision

Out of School Club

We run our own Out of School Club which offers childcare for Withinfields' pupils before school from 7.30am until school starts and after school until 5.55pm.  It is staffed by adults who also work during the school day in school meaning that communication is strong between school and the Out of School Club.  

Before school, the children are offered a light breakfast including a cereal, toast and a drink and after school the children are offered a snack including a range of choices including sandwiches and fruit.  

Current prices for the Out of School Club are £6 for a morning session and £8 for an after school session.  Bookings can be made through the school office or by emailing;

K Redmond  Administrator including Nursery and Out of School Club Administration kaitlyn.redmond@withinfields.calderdale.sch.uk

Get Set Go

We also offer a 'Get Set Go' club in the morning from 8am which is predominantly for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  Children are included in a physical activity before being offered a light breakfast of cereal, toast and a drink.  After breakfast, the children can either work on laptops or listen to an adult reading a story. 

If you think that your child should be eligible for this, please contact;

R Rothery  Senior Leader, Year 6 teacher and Staff Governor roxanne.rothery@withinfields.calderdale.sch.uk


Ofsted Report

Ofsted inspected our school in January 2018.  We have worked on the areas that they outlined as areas for improvement and update parents termly on these.  The Ofsted report can be found by following this link:

Latest Ofsted Report 


Statutory Assessments

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results

Children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals at the end of their year in Reception.  Our results at the end of the Reception year have been consistently high for the last few years with the percentage of children achieving a Good Level of Development being above the National Average.  This is also true of the percentage of children achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Number.

Percentage achieving expected standard

2017

2018

2019

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Good Level of Development

76%

71%

82%

72%

78%

72%

Reading

88%

77%

87%

77%

87%

77%

Writing

82%

73%

84%

74%

80%

74%

Numbers

84%

79%

87%

80%

94%

80%

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Results

Children's phonics knowledge is assessed at the end of Year 1 using the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.  Our results at the end of Year 1 in this assessment have been consistently strong for the last 4 years with the percentage of children achieving the expected standard being above the National Average.  

Percentage achieving expected standard

2017

2018

2019

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Phonics Screening check

86%

81%

87%

82%

85%

82%

End of Key Stage 1 Assessments

Children are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of Year 2 using statutory teacher assessment frameworks.  Children are involved in SATS tests at the end of Year 2 and the results of these alongside the evidence of learning that they show in class are used to formulate the final assessment in each subject area.

 

2017

2018

2019

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Reading at Expected

57%

76%

82%

75%

70%

75%

Writing at Expected

50%

68%

78%

70%

58%

69%

Maths at Expected

57%

75%

80%

76%

75%

76%

All 3 at Expected

47%

64%

65%

65%

54%

65%

Science at Expected

53%

83%

86%

83%

83%

82%

End of Key Stage 2 Assessments

At the end of Year 6, children are assessed using KS2 SATS in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling while teachers use the evidence that they've collated whilst teaching in Writing and Science to formulate their teacher assessment in these areas.

 

2017

2018

2019

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Withinfields

National

Reading at Expected

58%

72%

53%

75%

65%

73%

Reading at Greater Depth

11%

25%

2%

28%

19%

27%

Average Scaled Score for Reading

101.2

104.1

99.8

105.0

101.5

104.4

Writing at Expected

56%

76%

71%

78%

73%

78%

Writing at Greater Depth

0%

18%

4%

20%

4%

20%

Maths at Expected

58%

75%

56%

76%

69%

79%

Maths at Greater Depth

7%

23%

4%

24%

17%

27%

Average Scaled Score in Maths

98.4

104.2

100.3

104.4

102.0

105.0

All 3 at Expected

47%

61%

42%

64%

50%

65%

All 3 at Higher Standard

0%

9%

0%

10%

4%

11%

GPS at Expected

69%

77%

69%

78%

85%

78%

GPS at Greater Depth

22%

31%

22%

34%

17%

36%

Science at Expected

71%

82%

69%

82%

88%

83%

Progress measures consider the progress made from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2.  A score of zero would be equivalent to the National Average.

 

2017

2018

2019

Withinfields

Withinfields

Withinfields

Reading Progress

-3.3

-2.3

-0.6

Writing Progress

-6.0

0.0

-1.1

Maths Progress

-5.1

-1.1

-0.8

Further information can be found in the Performance Tables by following this link:

Performance Tables


Brighouse High School

We are a feeder school for Brighouse High School meaning that children that have attended Withinfields Primary School are given priority over children who have not attended a feeder school.  For more information about Brighouse High School, please follow this link:

www.brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk