Science Week Competition Winners

Students in KS3 took part in the annual poster competition during Science Week. Students were very creative and made their posters on anything to do with Discoveries and Exploration. We received lots of fantastic entries.

The winners were:

1st Daisy Crann and Kaitlin Hirst

2nd Jenna Noake

3rd Hafsah Nadat and Cameron Lewis

The above students have been entered into the national completion.

Good luck and well done to everyone who entered!

BBEST Community Hub launched at Batley Town Hall


BBEST Community Hub launched at Batley Town Hall

Batley Town Hall was alive with the launch of the BBEST Community Hub on Wednesday 25 April. The collaboration of the 20 schools in Batley and Birstall was celebrated with wonderful enthusiasm at the community event. Over 30 community groups and organisations joined together to showcase some of the good things going on in the area and launch the Hub to the parents and carers in the 20 schools. 

Throughout the afternoon there were performances from the choirs at St Peters CofE Junior and Infant School, Birstall Primary Academy, Field Lane Junior and Infant School, inspiring speeches from the boys at Upper Batley High School, rousing campaigning from children at Warwick Road, impressive solo performances from students at Batley Grammar School – we are lucky to have some very talented children in our schools and some inspirational tecahers who are supporting them

Over 400 people enjoyed the performances, refreshments, raffle and celebration of all things great about the area.

The BBEST Community Hub is made up of 20 schools in the Batley and Birstall area – putting that another way; the BBEST Hub is working for the families of more than 7600 children locally, approximately 14% of the school children in Kirklees! The aim of the Hub is to support the community so that the children can learn effectively and reach their full potential in the 20 schools.

The winning raffle numbers have been published on the new website www.bbesthub.uk  – prizes can be collected, on presentation of a winning ticket, at Field Lane J&I School.

For more information about the BBEST Hub, follow us on Twitter @BBEST_HUB, take a look at our website www.bbesthub.uk or contact Allison, the Hub Coordinator bbesthubcordinator@bbesthub.uk

Photos by Nathan Towers towersfilmandmedia@gmail.com

Maths Challenge

Students from set 1 in Years 9, 10 and 11 recently took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. This year we had 19 students who achieved one of these top awards and this is a significant improvement compared with last year. The successful students are

Year 11

Lorcan Nicholls – Best in School, Best in Year, Gold and took part in Pink Kangaroo

Emanuel Soimaru – Silver Certificate

Jak Spencer – Silver Certificate

Sadiyah Seedat – Silver Certificate

Olivia Hullah – Silver Certificate

Louise Walton – Bronze Certificate

Ammarah Ikhlaq – Bronze Certificate

Muhammad Dhorat – Bronze Certificate

Prabkaran Shergill – Bronze Certificate

Hamzah Makda – Bronze Certificate

Sumaiya Hussain – Bronze Certificate

Usmaan Hamid – Bronze Certificate

Connor Meitiner – Bronze Certificate

Year 10

Aadil Hussain – Best in Year and Silver Certificate

Lily Sissons – Silver Certificate

Zain Tanweer – Bronze Certificate

Ubaydullah Mamaniat – Bronze Certificate

Year 9

Bilaal Ashfak – Best in Year and Bronze Certificate

Daniel Shelton – Bronze Certificate

Around 500 of the highest scorers in each school year are invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad papers, these include the Cayley, the Hamilton and the Maclaurin for students in Years 9, 10 and 11 respectively. A further 5,500 pupils from across all three year groups are invited to sit either the grey or pink European Kangaroo papers. These are one-hour papers with 25 multiple choice questions, taken by pupils from over 30 countries worldwide. This year Lorcan Nicholls was selected to sit the Pink European Kangaroo paper, unfortunately he just missed out on a Merit Certificate but still an excellent achievement.

Well done to all!

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day celebrations finally took place on Thursday 15th! Snow White finally made it to celebrate our Fairy Tale Fiesta! Red Riding Hood was chased by the Big Bad Wolf, Sleeping Beauty fell asleep in the Old Library and many witches and princesses floated around school.

Thank you to Mrs Goodall for making over the Library to our celebration and reading stories to all the classes. The children had a fantastic time ,although the library did require some extra cleaning at the end of the day!

Thank you for your support for this day, especially following the postponements!