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Welcome to our Website

I hope the information you find here will give you an idea about the range of exciting opportunities and experiences we have on offer. Every member of our community is valued, treated fairly and given equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We are committed to raising academic standards and aim to achieve this by providing a clearly structured and stimulating environment, with high standards of behaviour. We value the contribution of parents and encourage them to play an active role in the education of their children. By working together we can ensure that every child receives the best possible start in life.

A S Parkin (Headteacher)

Attendance for Autumn 1 was


There were 33 children with attendance below 90%. These children are classed as persistent absentees.

Click CEOP Button

The CLICK CEOP button is here to allow you to report online, or real world, abuse. You can also access links to support for cyberbullying here.

Thrive Hub

The Thrive Hub is a community initiative led by 22 schools in the Dewsbury area, who want to give the children in their care the best start in life by working with their families and local community to deliver sustainable services, resources and support structures.


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Stars of the Week

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School SEND Offer

Please click below to see our school's Special Educational Needs and Disability offer.

Special Educational Needs at Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School

Kirklees SEND offer

You may also find the following links useful:

Parents of Children with Additional Needs - Kirklees

Department for Education - Parents' Guide

Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service

Parent Power Guide 2019

The Sunday Times has published a list of the top 250 state primary schools in England.

Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School is ranked 120th and is the only school in Kirklees to feature. There are nearly 17,000 state primary schools in England. 


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The cost of school meals is £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week). Please make sure you are up to date with payments to Parent Pay.

Performance Tables

Click the image below to visit the primary school performance tables. The 2018 tables will be published during December.

Ofsted Inspection Report

"Pupils have superb attitudes to learning. Behaviour in classrooms is focused and purposeful, and productivity is high."

Click on the link to see the full report.

Ofsted Report - April 2017

SIAMS Inspection - Outstanding

We were graded outstanding in every category of our recent 'Church Schools' inspection. Click below to read the full report.

SIAMS Report - July 2017

The School Guide has given us a 5 star rating. Click below to see for yourself.

The School

If your child is starting Junior School in September 2019, you must apply online between 1st September 2018 and 15th  January 2019.

Latest School Events

Woolly Jumper Day14Dec2018

Raising money for Kirkwood Hospice.

Nativity Performance17Dec2018

1:30 pm - 3:20 pm @ School Hall

Nativity for parents, governors and Year 2 at Diamond Wood.

Calendars page(s): School >>

If your child is starting secondary school in September 2019, you must apply online between 1st September 2018 and 31st October 2018.

'Top of the Class'

The article below was published in the 'Top of the Class' editions of the Yorkshire Post and the Wakefield Express on 25th & 26th January 2018. 

School Prospectus 2018-19

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For the second year running, there is no better performing similar school (based on pupils' achievement at key stage 1) within 75 miles of Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School.