Birstall Primary Academy

Welcome to Birstall Primary Academy

Birstall Primary Academy is a small school, right at the heart of the community and we pride ourselves on the rapid improvements that have been made in the last few years. Our growing reputation has meant that numbers have risen dramatically over recent years- a testament to our committed and energetic staff team and our high standards.

Children are at the heart of everything we do- from decisions about the curriculum – they have helped shape the topics they are taught and told us what they find interesting- to decisions about the effectiveness of our school- they have produced their own self evaluation. They even teach their own lessons in some classes!

Allowing our children to have their say is fundamental to the ethos of the school and one of the reasons our children feel so happy and valued.

We are an energetic and vibrant school that places great emphasis on achieving the highest standards possible. Our care and concern for the well being of our young learners combined with great teaching and learning is ensuring that standards continue to rise. Last year we performed better than many schools in our area and above the averages for the local authority.

We never rest on our laurels and are always trying to find ways to make learning more exciting and meaningful for the children in our care, helping every child reach their potential. We have been praised for our inclusive approach and our commitment to the individual child is evident to every visitor walking through the door.

Birstall Primary Academy has been judged by OFSTED as a GOOD school (November 2014) and we would welcome you should you wish to see for yourself our super school!

Mrs Nadia Hannam (Principal)



Mrs Nadia Hannam (Principal)

Birstall Primary Academy
Chapel Lane
WF17 9EE

Tel: 01924 471372


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Key Academy Facts & Statistics

Type of academy Primary
Age range 4 – 11
Location Kirklees
Denominational No
Budget Balanced
Number of children 196
Number of teachers 9
Total number of staff 33
% Free school meals 27%
% Special educational needs 16%
Attendance rate 95.8%