Moorend Lane, Silkstone Common, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4QT
10 reasons to choose Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School
Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Barnsley and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School has five mixed-age classes and an average class size of 26 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School ranks in the top 10% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 37% of schools.
The Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be an occasional extra-curricular performing arts or arts & crafts club.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.30pm though after school clubs can extend the day.
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