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Welcome to our school

We would like to give you a huge welcome to Batley Parish Junior, Infant and Nursery C of E School. We are delighted that your child has been allocated a place with us to start in September and we can’t wait to get to know you all.

A Message From Your Headteacher

Starting school is an anxious time for all families. At Batley Parish, we have developed excellent systems to ensure that this important transition is as smooth as possible for children and parents. Once you're child has been allocated a place at our school we will be inviting you to a welcome meeting. This will tell you everything you need to know about our school and Reception Class. We pride ourselves on giving children the best start to their school life and plan a staggered start for your child in September to ensure that you will have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and visit the classroom. We very much look forward to getting to know all of the children and you as families. 

Welcome Information

You will find lots of useful and important documents on this page that we would normally be sharing with you in person. However, please take the time to browse through the information provided. We have tried to provide all the information that you will need to help prepare your child for starting school. Below you will find a copy of our School Welcome booklet that contains all of the relevant information that you need. We have also provided a copy of our Welcome meeting document which we normally share with you at the meeting. If you have any questions or queries relating to this information please contact the school office on 01924 326361 and we will be more than happy to help you.

Meet your class teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Chothia and I am really excited to be your child's Class teacher in September. I really love teaching children in the Early Years and I have worked at Batley Parish for ten years.  having taught both in the Nursery and the Reception Classes.  At Batley Parish we believe passionately in young children learning through well structured and purposeful  play. We are very proud that in our last OFTSED report that we were graded as good for our Early Years. We strive every day to ensure the quality of teaching and learning and to ensure that every child makes good or better progress from their starting points.

We are sure that your child will really enjoy starting their new Reception Class journey with us in September and we cannot wait to meet them. 

Important Information

We have provided lots of useful information below that you may find useful to help prepare you and your child for starting school. Here you will find lots of useful hints and tips of how to support your child's transition to starting school. We know that this can be an anxious time for both you and your child and we hope that the information below will help you to prepare for your child starting school.  

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School Uniform


At Baltey Parish your child will wear a uniform. We can order school jumpers/ cardigans, polo shirts and book bags from the office. We have included an order form in your welcome pack. Children will need to wear;

  • Blue cardigan/ jumper with / without the school logo
  • White polo shirt ( with or without the school logo)
  • Grey or navy skirt / dress or trousers
  • A pair of school shoes. ( Pumps are NOT required for children to change into as we no longer ask them to wear indoor shoes.)
  • School shoes ( Grey/Black without logos or brand names, preferably without laces as children need to get dressed and undressed by themselves. Velcro is brilliant !
  • A school book bag. ( These can be ordered from school)
  • A P.E Kit. white tshirt/ navy shorts./ pair of pumps for indoor sessions and trainers for outdoor sessions.
  • A P.E bag will be provided for your child when they start school
  • A pair of wellington boots that are left at school for outdoor play
  • Waterproof trousers  for outdoor play 
  •  A spare set of underwear can also be left on your child's peg in case they need to change during the day
  • A water bottle is provided for every child
  • Children also need to wear a coat to school each day and preferably a waterproof one with a hood so that they can play outdoors in all weathers!
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