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Welcome to

Wellhouse Junior and Infant School

Part of The Heights Federation.


Why not follow the link to our Reading Garden and listen to staff and pupils reading their favourite poems.

The Reading Garden


Winter Weather

The weather remains cold and wintery and children should dress in appropriate clothing for the colder weather on their return to school. Please provide children with a hat, scarf and gloves as well as a warm coat as we will still spend time outdoors whatever the weather.


In severe weather a judgement will be made by the headteacher about whether it is safe and practical to open school to the pupils. This decision will be made as early as possible so as to inform parents that school will be closed. The decision will be based on the conditions of the roads in and around school, the ability of parents and pupils to make the journey to school safely and the number of school staff that can safely make the journey to school. Please keep your details up to date so that we can contact you in a weather emergency.


If the school is closed due to severe weather:

*you will be informed by text message from the school as early as possible.

*It will be reported on our school website and the school council website www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures 

*closure information will be shared with the local radio and TV stations to add to their bulletins.

*you can check on weather and gritting updates at www.kirklees.gov.uk/winter or follow them at twitter.com/kirkleeswinter

It is also not to be assumed that if one of the federation schools is closed that Wellhouse will be. Each individual school will have an individual decision about closure depending on conditions around that particular school.

Please be reassured that the headteacher will only decide to close school in exceptional circumstances where the safety of the pupils is the primary concern. On occassion this may be due to the availability of teaching staff who have to travel some distance to reach school, rather than purely conditions for pupils getting to school.  Thank you for your continued support.


Uniform Policy

PE uniform policy remains an updated document to meet new Health and Safety Guidelines. You should have received correspondence before the holidays outlining the changes. It is no longer considered appropriate for children to wear hooded jumpers and jackets for PE where there may be contact involved due to the threaded hoods which can be dangerous. If your child has a hooded jumper or jacket please could you change to a round or v-necked jumper.  

Uniform Letter for parents

Uniform Guidance for parents


What did Ofsted say about us?

‘Pupils are keen to learn and are proud of what they can achieve.’

‘……..pupils are making strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics.’

‘Pupils now know and work towards their targets. The teaching of reading has improved and pupils’ achievement is better.’

‘Governance is a strength of the school. Ably led by the Chair of the Governing Body, governors are developing even more effective ways of understanding the work of the school.’

‘Pupils say they feel safe in school and that bullying is not a feature of the school.’

‘Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are well supported throughout the school.’



About Us

Wellhouse Junior and Infant School is a small rural school nestled in the Colne Valley. We have three mixed age classes and all our children are hard-working and friendly. We are proud to be part of the Heights Federation, we're  Federated with Clough Head and Wilberlee Junior and Infant Schools. We work closely with these two schools and share our learning experiences together. We always welcome prospective children and parents to our school, if you want to have a look around at a fantastic place to learn, please contact the school office.

Please look at the tabs on the side to find out lots of useful information all about Wellhouse School and The Heights Federation.

Check out the link to our recent Examiner article about our New Federation:

Three Schools Join Forces


Look at our photos, you can tell we all work hard and love Wellhouse School:



Here are some comments that parents have recently made about Wellhouse school:

My children are really happy at school.

This is a great school.

I don’t feel able to comment about bullying but I see that as a positive.

My child has improved in her school work since starting at Wellhouse.

The school has demonstrated that it acts with reason and is keen to put in the additional work to foster high achievers.

I thought that Wellhouse would be perfect for my child when I put her name down and 2 years on I still feel the same.

My child loves going to Wellhouse School and this makes me happy too.

I would, and have, highly recommended Wellhouse School. Thank you for helping my child love school and learning.

My child has only been at Wellhouse School for one year but as a family we have felt well supported. I feel more comfortable about approaching with concerns I have.



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