Welcome to Helme CE (VA) Junior & Infant School

Helme is a small primary school nestled in a glorious position overlooking the foothills of the Pennines.

The school runs a Breakfast Club to allow children to start school early and benefit from a hearty breakfast.

Jellies, an independent out of school club, runs after school in the Church in Linthwaite.  Jellies staff pick up children both directly after school and are aiming to pick up at the end of after school activities in the near future. For more information about Jellies visit their website here.

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Festival of Light 4 Nov 2015

Festival of Light - 4 November 2015

The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating a Festival of Light which focused on Diwali and the significance of light in other religions.  Children worked in mixed age groups, supporting each other, and worked on different activities in each of the 5 classrooms.  The activities included:


Class 1 – Observational drawings of various candles

Class 2 – Making Diva Lamps

Class 3 – Diwali Dance

Class 4 – Diwali Drama

Class 5 – Diwali Shadow Puppets


The day ended with a Sharing Assembly where children shared their experiences and interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity.  

Training Opportunity - November 2015

Helme School is part of the Yorkshire Anglican Teaching School Alliance.  the Alliance is offering opportunities to train in various schools leading to a PGCE qualification.  Please click on the document below for further details.

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Tuesday 24th November 6 – 7pm Governors meeting Standards and Effectiveness

Tuesday 24th November 7.30pm Full Governing body meeting

Friday 27th November 9.10 am – Class 3 Sharing Assembly

Please look in the Virtual Office and then the Calendar for dates in the future and holiday dates for the next academic year