Barnsley Music Education Hub website now has new features which we really hope will support schools. As well as a new Online Learning section that was developed last term, we have also been working hard to reduce the amount of printed paper resources that we use, therefore we have included the following documents online:

·         Pupil Practice Diary

·         Pupil Handbook (Lots of information about how lessons work)

·         New Starter Form (Pink Form)

Here is The link to these documents:


Newsletter Autumn Term Nursery

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2022 Parents Meeting SATs

This is “2022 Parents Meeting SATs” by Birkwood Primary School on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Mrs. Allen’s Retirement Assembly

Mr. Froggatt did a wonderful job virtually leading the celebrations of Mrs. Allen’s outstanding career. The Assembly talked through her outstanding career from start to finish and featured a number of special brass performances, a message from a celebrity and a Gaelic Blessing from our oldest children. We will miss you Mrs Allen xx

Winter fuel grant deadline approaching

Last month the Council launched a COVID-19 winter grant scheme to provide support to households in the borough with children who access Free School Meals.
As well as providing vouchers for the Christmas and February half-term holidays, additional funding has been provided to help the same families eligible for Free School Meals with fuel and energy costs over the winter months. Families will be able to claim a one-off grant payment of £80 per household.
If you are eligible and have not yet received this payment, you can apply here:
All applications must be submitted before the scheme closes on Sunday 31 January.
For more information about other financial help available, please go to or search ‘Money advice and support’ on the Council website.

Virtual Assemblies

Three Years to the Day
Today, Mrs. Allen M.B.E. assembly was all about her trip to Buckingham Palace. Mrs. Allen recounted her trip to meet the Queen and shared the story of receiving her M.B.E. for services to education. We are all very proud of her.

Non-uniform day…

Halloween Themed Non-uniform day
Friday 23rdOctober
Halloween Costumes optional
£1 donation to school funds please!
Thank you

A Virtual ‘Welcome Back’ 

Mrs. Allen has been determined to keep everything running as normal as possible in school, and today she welcomed our children back to school through a virtual assembly which the children watched in their classrooms at the same time as each other. Mrs. Allen explained what school would be like this term, introduced new staff and children, presented new class names (and we did our usual waves to each other), shared news updates from the Summer holidays and we all said our School Prayer.
It was great for all classes to share an experience together, thank you Mrs Allen.


So Here it is….Merry Christmas! 

Over a hundred children came back to school for the most Christmassy disco around! Thank you so much to Mrs. White who organised hot dogs, crisps, pop, sweet treats and to Miss Betts and Mrs Porter for the Christmas tunes and plenty of crazy dancing opportunities for all of us to enjoy!

Barnsley in Bloom Awards Night

Here are some photos from the Barnsley in Bloom Awards Night at Barnsley Town Hall, where our team won a Gold award! Here are some lovely photos of our fabulous team.
All photos were taken by Chris Sedgwick.

10 day Active Travel Challenge

Dear Parent / Carer,
Our school will be taking part in the 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 7th and finishing on Friday 18th October 2019.
The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as whole school prizes!
We need everyone to take part and make an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part too…


Our children are enjoying using their new playtime equipment!

Kingswood 2018

What a trip! The children had an amazing week on their residential visit to Wales. Here are some of the highlights:

Summer DISCO 2019


Another fantastic fundraiser. Our children had a wonderful time at the DISCO. Thank you to Mrs White, all the staff who supported and our #incrediblecommunity for their ongoing support.

Mary Poppins 2019

What a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious performance! The cast were amazing, the audience were mightily impressed with the singing, dancing and acting. Thank you to Mrs. Porter for putting on another phenomenal show, to Mrs. Sutton for organising the choir and to all the behind the scenes staff. ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way!’

Summer Fayre 2019

A huge Thank You and well done to Mrs. White and her band of helpers as the Friends of Birkwood Summer Fayre went tremendously well! It was a scorcher, and we were delighted to see so many members of our #incrediblecommunity there. An astonishing £1,313.61 profit was made – every penny of which goes straight back to our children. The stalls were great fun – some were tasty too! 
It was a wonderful afternoon and thanks for your support!

(NO)Sleepover 2019

(NO)Sleepover 2019
Another brilliant (late) night! The children enjoyed some ‘old-fashioned’ games and entertainment with Mr. Summerfield and Mr. Wattam; a keepy-up contest with Mr. Froggatt; pizzas supplied by Mrs. Birch and Mrs. Sutton; a teddy contest with Mr. Sandwith and, films before bedtime. Plenty of fun (but not much sleep) was had by all! 

Afternoon Tea

The Birkwood School Council 2018/19 were treated to Afternoon Tea by Mrs Allen MBE this week.  They have all been wonderful Ambassadors for our school ~ thank you!

Creative Arts Week 2019

Another outstanding Creative Arts Week 2019 themed around India. The children have been busy in all year groups, using a range of materials to create lots of different masterpieces. Each class had to create a Taj Mahal and the winners (Year 6 Lions) were announced in a Celebration Assembly on Friday. The children’s eye-catching work is to be displayed around school for all to see.
Thank you to Miss Betts for organising another wonderful week!

ONE Big Night at Birkwood

A behind the scenes look at our showcase evening for BBC’s The One Show. Our children (and all guest players) were amazing and we are SO proud of all that they do! Music continues to thrive at Birkwood under Mrs. Sutton, with support from Mrs. Allen, our Governing Body and our #incrediblecommunity.