Mrs Allen strides out for charity…

Mrs Allen's mum

Mrs Allen’s mum

Mrs Julie Allen and her son Dave Martin will be running the Leeds Half Marathon on the 11th May in memory of her wonderful Mum who passed away in September 2013.  Mrs Allen’s Mum had a severe stroke in 2000 and was paralysed down her left side; she received excellent support from the Stroke Association at that time.  Any support would be appreciated from our community – whether it’s 50p from the children, or anything you can afford, every little helps.

If you wish, you can donate on a sponsor form in Reception, or follow the link below.  With many thanks.

Click here to donate from the Stroke Association Website

Julie Allen (Mrs)

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We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and the values we uphold.

All schools have their own unique identity and we believe that at our school we have created a caring, supportive and family orientated environment that encourages our children to learn and develop and ‘be the best that they can be’.

Our talented staff use their expertise and experience to extend the opportunities for our children both in the classroom and in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, visits and activities.

Our strong and committed Governing Body fully supports the school in providing the best possible educational opportunities for all. The school is very well supported by the parents and the local community.

We have a large school site with excellent indoor and outdoor provision, including a Design Technology Cooking area and ICT suite with idesk solutions.  We also have an Adventure Playground and a newly refurbished playground area with lots of new equipment.  During the summer we have had the new Year 2 Zebras class refurbished and all of the corridors painted and a section refurbished too ~ school looks great! 

We are very proud of our school community and hope that you enjoy finding out about our school; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes,

Mrs Julie Allen


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The Star Reports on Stars

Sheffield star logoMany thanks to The Star for their coverage of our amazing Brass Group. It’s wonderful to see so many publications taking an interest into life at Birkwood! Thank you and well done to everyone involved.

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Competition Time!

Here’s an Easter up date for our Garden Competition and EVERYTHING is recycled! Our beautiful Belfast sink is from 1957 (an original Birkwood Feature) and has been recycled from School improvements last year. The plants, bicycle wheel and tyres have been donated by our wonderful families. The shrubs and vegetables donated by parents and the cornet was donated by Barnsley music service. First planting session was a great success! We can’t wait to see the Garden develop!

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Thank You

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Many thanks to our friends at ‘We Are Barnsley’ who have kindly publicised Mrs. Allen’s Half Marathon Heroics! We can exclusively reveal that training is going well. We just know Mrs. Allen will prove to be a wonderful ambassador not only for Birkwood but for a cause that’s so very close to her heart.

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Special Raffle

Many thanks to Mrs. White for arranging our annual Easter Egg Raffle! The children supported the special event with great interest and thoroughly enjoyed receiving their delicious prizes. Well done to everyone who won a prize, please make sure you brush your teeth!

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Attendance Matters

64 children were in the Draw for 100% attendance in the Spring Term and no lates.  Here are our Attendance Prize Winners. Children who have attended every day for 2 terms received a certificate. Children who have attended every day since Christmas also received a certificate and all were entered into a Prize Draw where the lucky winners received a fabulous present.  Many thanks to Mrs. Ellis for organising the Special Draw and well done everyone! Our whole school attendance is currently 96.2%.

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Headteacher’s Superstar Award

Well done to our latest Headteacher’s Superstar Award Winner from Year 2.  She is described as ‘a joy’; she is always smiling, is really kind, a great friend and always tries her best. She is making fantastic progress too! Well done! A real Superstar!

10 April 2014


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The Zebras Go Green…

The Zebras have been busy planting and looking after a range of plants, herbs and vegetables this half term.

We are particularly impressed with our pea shoots. Good luck to all the other classes involved in the potato growing competition.

Although we are hoping that Year 2’s potatoes will be the winners.  Fingers crossed!

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‘Springing’ towards Easter

The Leopards have been baking and making this week; they made delicious chocolate nests and beautiful Easter chick cards.

What’s more the Spring bulbs that they planted before Christmas are in full bloom today!

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Newsletter 28: Thursday, 10th April 2014

Newsletter 28: Thursday, 10th April 2014    

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Local Community


An enormous well done to everyone in Year 4 for their wonderful Class Assembly. A huge audience (many thanks for your wonderful support – parents, friends, families & Governors) were treated to role play, news reading, poetry, Art Work and a wonderful song! Congratulations to Miss Lawrence and Mrs. Baker and of course to the amazingly talented Year 4 Children! A super afternoon!

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