Welcome to North Featherstone
Welcome to the North Featherstone Junior and Infant School Website. At North Featherstone J & I we offer you and your children a warm welcome to the school and hope that time spent with us is successful and enjoyable. Whether you are an existing member of the North Featherstone community, a prospective parent or just an interested visitor we hope you find the site interesting and informative.
In 2016 and 2017 we were one of the highest performing schools in Wakefield for our Key Stage 2 results based on the new assessments; being in the top 10% of the schools for reading, writing, mathematics, grammar as well as reading, writing and mathematics combined.
Our school is continually responding and changing to offer the highest quality of education for our children. We are committed to offering our pupils a broad curriculum and the opportunity to excel academically, in sport and the arts, all within a safe and caring environment. Due to this, we are a popular and an increasingly oversubscribed school, recognised by Ofsted as being a Good Provider with Outstanding features.
North Featherstone J & I takes seriously its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Our Safeguarding Policy sets out the measures in place to ensure that this happens. Our policy can be found under the Safeguarding Tab.
We have a very dedicated and highly qualified group of staff and governors, who see their role very much as a partnership with you and your child. We are all determined to realise our vision of “Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it”.
Our web site is produced with the purpose of giving parents, carers and visitors information about our school. The information given is correct at the time of writing and is updated on a weekly basis. Hopefully, it will answer some of your questions and help to explain the organisation and policies of the school. The web site is not intended as a substitute for personal contact with you and we look forward to seeing you in school whenever possible. When you visit the school you will see for yourself what makes North Featherstone J & I such a special school – our pupils!
We hope you enjoy your visit!
Governance Report 2018
I have been involved in and part of NFJI Governing Body since the summer of 2016. I was Vice Chair of the Strategic Improvement Committee, until it was disbanded in in September 2017.
Since then I have taken over the role of Chair of the Governing Body.
We are nearly three quarters through the academic year and I am pleased to report the good progress made by the Governing Body, the Headteacher and SLT. The teaching and nonteaching staff are working very hard and have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to the school. The children are a credit to the school and parents should be rightly proud of their achievements.
I believe we have an effective Governing Body, that is prepared to challenge the Headteacher and scrutinise the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
I want to congratulate the Headteacher and her staff for the dedication, commitment and desire they show for the school to achieve. A good Governing Body has a duty to hold the Headteacher to account and this is done in a professional but respectful manner.
Equally the Headteacher is expected and does on your behalf leads and manages the school with diligence and the highest professional standards.
NFJI like many other primary schools has its own set of challenges and issues. I know that over the year we have faced these challenges collectively and openly.
The school, as you may be aware, is likely to have an Ofsted Inspection in the near future. We are prepared for that possibility and understand its significance. We shall approach the Inspection with confidence and pride in what NFJI has to offer.
Chair of Governors
British Values Logo Designs
Over the February half term our children were set a task to design their very own British Values logo of which eight designs were shortlisted. Two designs stood out and very clearly represented our ethos of British Values so there was only one thing to do - combine the two and produce our very own British Values logo. Below are the two winning logos and final image of the two put together.
Congratulations to Corey in Class 5 and Alfie in Class 4!
Take a tour of our school.
Key Stage 2 Drama Club Present their Summer show - The Rocky Monster Show. Admission is free - collect your tickets from the School Office.
NFJI Facebook page
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Below is a copy of our privacy notice following the recent goverment changes to Data Protection, now known as GDPR.