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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Ugandan visitors

Ugandan visitors - October 2014

The children at Helme School welcolmed Watasa Geoffrey, Headteacher, and Mwasa Joshua, Teacher and Librarian, from their partner school, Buyaka Primary School, Mbale Uganda on Friday 9 October 2014.  Thanks are due to the British Council and CrossRoads, Meltham for funding the visit.  The visitors and the children at Helme School thoroughly enjoyed the visit:

  • Work continued on the joint recycling project.  Information on an initial recycling audit was exchanged and the next steps agreed.
  • Children from Year 6 showed our visitors around school.
  • The visitors immersed themselves in school life.  They spent time in classrooms and at after-school clubs.
  • Mr Watasa and Mr Mwasa led 2 Collective Worship sessions
  • The gentlemen taught a PE lesson.  The children enjoyed learning the Ugandan games
  • There were visits to both Meltham Moor Primary School and Honley High School.
  • Mr Watasa and Mr Mwasa visited a Meltham Scout meeting where they made a pumpkin lantern for the first time.
  • The gentlemen visited a Rotarian meeting in Wakefield.  Huddersfield Rotary kindly support Buyaka Primary School and neighbouring Bunangaka Primary School with resources.
  • Mr Watasa and Mr Mwasa were interested in learning about our textile heritage at Colne Valley Museum and watched an exciting game of football as Huddersfield Town beat Blackpool.

The visit has helped support the ongoing project which has contributed to Helme School receiving the International Schools Award.  Mrs Dempster, Headteacher, said:

‘The children at Helme School have not only developed a better understanding of life in Buyaka but also appreciated what the children at Buyaka can give to them.’

Well done, Tilda!

Tilda competed in the local Cross-Country race and won a place in the Kirklees event.  She then won the Kirklees event for her year group and now goes on to compete in Leeds.  We are so proud of her achievements.


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