Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome message from Mrs J Skinner

Welcome to Horbury Bridge CE J&I Academy. We look forward to working closely with you as parents, to ensure the best education possible for your child.  Our School has a very caring, supportive, family ethos with strong links with St John’s Church. We are a School which strives to live by our Christian values so children understand peace, hope and how to respect God’s world, whilst in daily living our children learn how to respect others, show humility, understand how to be a good friend and know how to forgive.

Daily life at Horbury Bridge has a ‘can do’ attitude where children persevere and effort underpins the learning ethos in every classroom. We believe that all children can succeed and every child has the right to an education which unlocks their full potential, by instilling in them a thirst to learn. We offer an environment where children explore, make mistakes and learn from them, whilst developing resilience in this ever changing world. We want your child to believe they can achieve in an environment where they are motivated, inspired, make friends and do this in a school where your child is safe and happy. As a parent, I know how important your child’s education is to you; the school needs to genuinely care, nurture and strive to do the best for your child that they can. This is our vision which runs through all the decisions we make at Horbury Bridge Academy, with an incredibly committed staff team who share this vision. We have a no-excuses culture with a single-minded focus on making the school a place of learning for all. As a school, this means having determination and courage in an educational landscape with increasing pressure on children. We are firm in our values and clear about priorities so all are striving towards a common goal of giving your child the best start in life; your child’s early years in education are absolutely crucial.

We are always developing our teaching and learning approaches because we want all our children to enjoy learning and be excited by the things they do in school. Children get the opportunity to lead their own learning and take on responsibility through our Junior Leadership Team and our class representatives. Drama and books are a key part of learning within our curriculum and we have recently developed a forest school area where the children learn how to build a den, go on a bug hunt, care for our chickens and much more! Cooking and healthy eating are a key part of school life where they have an opportunity to cook and learn basic skills.

We look forward to working with you and encourage you as parents to become involved in your child’s learning. If you have any questions or want to visit our school for the first time, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs J Skinner