Stoney Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8TW

head@cliffehill.calderdale.sch.uk

01422 202086

Cliffe Hill Community Primary School

Welcome to Cliffe Hill

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Please see the letter below from Calderdale Council regarding the reopening of schools

The following letter has been sent to all schools, advising schools not to open until they feel it is safe to do so. We will continue to provide places for children of key workers and those who are deemed to be vulnerable. 

We will continue to follow guidance and to plan for the reopening of school, when it is deemed safe to do so.

We are very pleased to share our latest Ofsted report from the inspection on 10th and 11th March.

Ofsted have judged Cliffe Hill as a 'GOOD' school once again, with 'Outstanding' Personal Development.

The Cliffe Hill Food Bank is officially ... OPEN! 

We would like to announce the very proud arrival of the Cliffe Hill Food Bank! We know that many people are struggling right now and we want to do everything we can to help, so we are now running our very own food bank from school.

 This is how it will work:

  1. We will post a list of the things we can put in the food parcels on Facebook.
  2. Parents can decide what they would like and message on Facebook, email head@cliffehill.calderdale.sch.uk or ring school Wednesday mornings between 10 and 12.
  3. Parcels can be collected or delivered on Fridays. Collection is between 10 and 12.

We will have additional items every week on top of the basic list, which we will let you know about.

This service is confidential. Please do get in touch to arrange to receive a parcel.

School Closures

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.  The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives

We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open from 9.00am to 3.10pm Monday to Friday. We do not have provision on site to provide meals at this time and would ask that children are sent to school with a packed lunch.

Please contact school by emailing head@cliffehill.calderdale.sch.uk or through the school Facebook page to arrange the days and times you require.  Please ensure children are booked in by the Wednesday of the week before to ensure arrangements can be made.

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at school.effectiveness@calderdale.gov.uk.  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact school by email to head@cliffehill.calderdale.sch.uk  with any concerns.

During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be by using the voucher scheme, set up by the government.  Details have been sent to all those who school know to be eligible. Please contact school using head@cliffehill.calderdale.sch.uk or phone 01422 202086 (you may need to leave a message and a member of staff will get back to you) if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support. 

We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website, our Facebook page and Twitter for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.

 

Home Learning

Our home learning packs will be delivered every three weeks. The next delivery will be on 11th May.

Our website now has 2 sections dedicated to this period of time:

Class Closure Pages: This section includes a page per class, with messages from staff, photos and messages from children and useful websites. Also in this section you will find virtual school trips, staff reading stories and other useful information.

Learning Resources: This section includes work and activities for your children. Each class has a page which includes activities to work through, projects to keep children busy and lots of ideas for you all. Please do not feel you have to print things out at home, we have sent the packs to save you needing to do this. Any activities from the website can be completed in the exercise books we have sent home. 

 

This is a very difficult time for families and staff in school, the thought of closing indefinitely does not sit well with many of us, and is certainly not a position we would have placed ourselves in several weeks ago. However, the safety of our children, families and staff is the main priority. Rest assured, staff will communicate regularly with families whilst we are closed, both to share updates about the situation, but also to check in with our children.

 

Stay safe all,

Lindsay Lomas

Welcome to Cliffe Hill Primary School

 

Welcome to Cliffe Hill Community Primary School. We want to ensure that your child enjoys their time with us and that they take many happy memories with them.

At Cliffe Hill we aim to make learning as fun and innovative as possible, with children making great progress, whilst enjoying their time in school.

Children, staff, parents and governors work together to create a safe and stimulating environment, where all children are given opportunities to grow academically, morally and socially.

We hope you find the information on this website useful, if you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Chrissie Snowden, our School Business Manager.

Lindsay Lomas

Head Teacher

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