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Family Learning Videos

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Virtual Tour of New Road Primary School


Please click on the link below to enjoy a virtual tour of our wonderful school. You are able to step inside each classroom and view the enriching environments that our children learn in each day. Don't forget to share the experience with your children.




Please could everybody log on and view their class page as work has been uploaded as a trial.

If you have any issues please email your class page.

acorns@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk                 oaks@newroad.scalderdale.sch.uk

willows@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk                    junipers@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk

elms@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk                        rowans@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk


Please click below to view the power point with information about the year six residential. 

Year 6 Residential Power Point 2020


Children are to come to school wearing their PE kits on their specified PE days.

Monday - Year 2 & Year 5

Tuesday - Year 1, Year 4 & Year 6

Wednesday - Year 3

Thursday - Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6

Friday - Reception, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3

Covid-19 Update


Please see the link below for advise on what to do if your child or a family member suspect Covid-19

Covid-19 Information

Please click the link below for the plans for September 

September Planning Letter July 2020.doc

School Opening Update 9/6/20

Please read the letter below that has been sent to schools from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children's and Young People's Services. This means that from week beginning Monday 15th June along with the Key Worker children, EYFS and Year 1 will also be able to attend school. There will be a staggered start and finish time for the EYFS and Year 1 children which I will update you on tomorrow morning. Thank you as always for your continued support.

Mrs Harwood

Uniform Order Update

Please see the school uniform order form below with prices and sizes. If you can print the order form out and enclose it with the correct payment then hand into school Mon - Fri from 9:30 - 2:30 pm we will order your items. If you are unable to print the form out please just write all the details including your child's name and a contact number and enclose this with payment. We have been informed that orders have to be placed by June 16th to guarantee that the items arrive before September. If you are paying by cheque please make it payable to New Road Primary School. Thank you. 


Uniform Order Form

Update 29/5/20: Please read the letter below from Julie Jenkins, the Director of Children's and Young People's Services regarding school's re-opening.

Watch the children participate in the tennis ball challenge .......

Please read the letter below that has been sent to schools from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children's and Young People's Services. The governing body of Copley and New Road Federation have voted to follow the advice and postpone the planned re-opening of both schools. We will keep you informed as new guidance is issued.

Mrs Harwood

Information on the planned phased re-opening of New Road Primary School from June 1st 2020

See letter below -

Update following Government Announcement 11th May 2020

Following the Government announcement yesterday regarding a phased return for some primary children we will be working on plans for how this will work at New Road. We have been advised that Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and Key Worker children can return to school on June 1st. We are awaiting further guidance and support from both the Department of Education and the Local Authority which we should receive over the next few days. Please be assured that our number one priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff, parents and carers. All planning will be centred around ensuring we do not compromise these in any way. Once we have a plan in place that has been scrutinised and checked over I will then communicate this with you so you are clear with the systems we will be implementing. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Stay safe and healthy and see you all soon.

Mrs Harwood

Covid19 and Data Protection

Whilst we are facing the current lockdown the majority of our staff are working from home. Please be assured that any personal information is being processed securely and in line with the privacy notice. Whilst working from home staff are only working on documents which contain personal information where necessary and are ensuring that they handle this data with the same care that they would when in school.

If personal data needs to be shared between members of staff or with third parties then this will be done either via a secure sharing system (such as SharePoint) or via secure school email.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding data protection or the processing of personal information during lockdown you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Debbie Pettiford (info@thedpadviceservice.co.uk).

Dear Parents/Carers

We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.

The letters and Sounds for home and school starts on 27th April, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by clicking on the link below. All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.

There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability.

I hope you all enjoy.


Click the link below to



New Road Preschool Childcare Provision September 2020

Please click on the link below to access the expression of interest form. Please return your completed forms to head@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk

New Road Preschool Provision Sept 2020


Curriculum Overviews 2020-2021

The curriculum for each class and year group can be found in our class pages on the tab above in the News


If you have any queries please contact Mrs E Mitchell, our Administrator, at:

Telephone:  01422831351
Email:  admin@newroad.calderdale.sch.uk
Address:  New Road Primary, Sowerby New Road, HX6 1DY

If you need any information or support from our SENCO (Mrs B Mitchell) you can contact them via the school office. 


Reading Apps!!

Together as a school we are encouraging children to read at home

as often as they can.

There are plenty of free resources, free ebooks and activities linked to your child's reading to encourage them to read at home on a laptop or computer!

Good recommendations are: Oxfordowl.co.uk - RisingstarsUK.com - Topmarks.co.uk



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 

Nan Oldfield

Executive Headteacher




Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019

RSE Guidance