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At Burnley Road Academy We Value

Courage, Compassion, Perseverance and Teamwork


A brief description & history of the academy.

Burnley Road dates from 1879 and has served the village of Mytholmroyd and the local community up to the present day.  Our academy achieved its status on 1st September 2011 and retains a strong family feel, which is prized by the children, parents and staff.  The building has extensions created in the 1950’s, 1960’s and more recently a new Foundation Stage Unit in 2005 and an extra classroom in 2016. Over recent years the Headteacher and Governors have worked hard to fully refurbish and maintain the building and there is access for disabled adults and children. 

The Academy and Mytholmroyd village were affected by devasting floods in 2012, 2015 and 2020. The academy was fully refurbished on the second and third occasions and brand new resources were put in place. The experience was difficult but it has made us more resilient in the long term.

Burnley Road Academy is a community primary catering for children in the 3 -11 age range. The academy is a member of the local cluster and has excellent working relationships with other academies and schools and good links with the community as a whole. 

The academy is set in a rural environment, which has been enhanced substantially over the last few years to provide a variety of interest for teaching, learning and leisure. The playgrounds have seating, an activity trail and sheltered quiet areas. The fields are used for sports, games also at playtimes and lunchtimes in the spring and summer months. Adjacent to the field is a well developed nature trail which is stimulating for learning in the outdoors.

We are very well resourced in all areas of the curriculum.  The academy has very good ICT facilities with a Computer Suite and Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, class sets of ipads and chrome books. We offer the opportunity for children to participate in a range of after school activities and we have a well developed programme of Forest Activities and Outdoor Learning. 

The Governing Body is made up of experienced and new members. It is knowledgeable, active and supportive. We have a small but active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) who organise a wide number of events.  Some are specifically aimed at the children while others are family orientated.  Events include a regular cake stalls, BBQ’s, Easter Egg Competitions and an annual Christmas Fair.

We have an active School Council and are proud that our children have a voice in our academy, trying to involve them in as many decisions as possible. At the centre of all that is done in our academy is the quality of teaching and learning. We aim to realise the full potential of each individual and prepare all pupils to live confident, independent lives. We want every child to be happy, achieve success and feel secure within a creative, caring, supportive environment. Our last Ofsted inpection in November 2016 judged this a good school with kind, considerate children with excellent behaviour.


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