Horbury Primary Academy is a community where children become confident, caring individuals with high aspirations, an enduring enthusiasm for learning and the necessary skills to succeed in life.
The aims of our school
To achieve our vision we aim for all members of our school community to:
- Be confident and independent learners and thinkers
- Help each other and work as a team
- Develop healthy minds and bodies
- Be respectful of ourselves, of others and of the environment
- Always try our best
- Feel happy and safe
- Take responsibility for our own actions
- To be self-disciplined and to have an understanding of right and wrong
We aim to provide:
- A broad, balanced, creative and engaging curriculum
- Enrichment activities which bring value to children’s lives such as
- Visitors into school
- Residential trips
- School gardens
- Voice In A Million
- A stimulating surrounding that is valued by all
- An inclusive and welcoming school
- Opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving and real life experiences
Snap chat Alert!
Snap chat has introduced a new tracker, Snap Map, in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. The update allows you to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user. This could potentially pose a risk to youngsters and leave them exposed to predators. This is an 'opt-in', which means that location sharing is switched off by default but can be turned on by the user. Enabling 'ghost-mode' means that the user cannot share their location. The video below shows you how to do this
Musical.ly and Live.ly Safeguarding Alert!
An investigation has shown that children as young as nine are being groomed and bombarded with sexually explicit messages on popular social media app Musical.ly and live streaming site Live.ly. These sites are used by a large number of our pupils, therefore we feel it necessary to highlight the potential dangers to you as parents. The minimum age for Musical.ly and Live.ly is +12. The default settings for these apps are public, meaning that anyone can see videos posted and be directly messaged by other users. The link to a report detailing the investigation is below and further information on changing privacy settings is available on our eSafety page.
This video explains more about Musical.ly, how it leaves children vulnerable to being groomed and how you can better protect children who continue to use the app.
The NSPCC website offers advice and support on a wide range of subjects, which you may find useful as a parent. Below are some links to some new advice for parents with children wanting to become more independent and venture out on their own or with friends.
Latest Horbury Primary School Events
- INSET DAY24Jul2017
- INSET DAY04Sep2017
- School reopens05Sep2017
E-mail address to send in homework/school projects:
Horbury Primary @HorburyPS
18 Jul Congratulations to the Tri-Golf team who came second in the Wakefield School Games and qualified for the West Yorkshire Games!
18 Jul We've just completed our @YourSchoolGames #SGMark application - wish us luck! Login to https://t.co/sFDakiwRXx to start yours! #SchoolGames
17 Jul What a fantastic show tonight! Year 6 we are so proud of you all.🙅
13 Jul Well done Year 3. An amazing Ukulele concert on Wednesday. Thank you to all the audience too😀🎵🎵😀
13 Jul Nursery children are exploring making boats and enjoying investigating how they float and move https://t.co/NVsMx0501X
10 Jul It is Year 6 Taster Day at Horbury Academy tomorrow. Go straight there everyone. Anyone not going to Horbury Academy, register in 6D.