New Road Primary School

About Us

Headteacher's Welcome

We are a successful, very popular and happy community primary school located in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. The school’s most recent Ofsted took place in November 2017 and graded the school as good in every area. We are incredibly proud of our school and its community. I hope you enjoy visiting this website. if you would like to read more about our school vision and values  please click on the link below

New Road School Vision Statement

Sharon Harwood



Copley and New Road School Aims


  • To make sure everyone in our school is happy, safe, confident and valued

  • To show respect and responsibility for ourselves and others, and our school and it’s community at all times.

  • To become active, motivated and independent learners by enjoying creative and exciting lessons.

  • To always do the very best we can.

  • To celebrate all our successes and support each other in every way.

  • To encourage all our children to show resilience and are encouraged and supported to try new experiences and challenges.

British Values

New Road School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Copley School is dedicated to preparing students for their next stage of life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. 


The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The school uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.