Headteacher's Welcome

As Headteacher, I am proud to welcome you to the Howard School and our website.

Our expectations of all pupils are high and we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be the best that they can be. We recognise that every child is talented and special, which is echoed in our school ethos.

Our staff team is dedicated, hardworking and experienced, and we are committed to providing the best opportunities for all of our children. We are very proud that many of our visitors comment on how our school has a calm and purposeful atmosphere where it is obvious that our children enjoy learning.

We recognise that parents play a vital role in the education of their children and so value the many ways that parents engage with the school and their child’s education. We work closely with families to enable each child to achieve their potential.

Our aim is that by the time our Year 6 children transfer to Secondary school they will be happy, confident, enthusiastic young people who are proud of their achievements and who have developed a desire for life-long learning. This is underpinned by our Christian values which provide a strong foundation for all that we do and achieve.

I hope that you will find our website interesting and informative and that it gives you a flavour of life at the Howard School. If you are a prospective parent please contact us to arrange a visit to see our successful school in action. We look forward to meeting you!

Mr Michael Walker


Highlights - (Please see the school newsletter/Facebook page for regular updates/news)

The School Council would like to introduce you to Howard Bear. Howard will be visiting space representing our school as part of a whole school ...Read more

The children had a great time during their recent activity residential and it was fantastic to hear from the centre of their excellent behaviour. The ...Read more

Last week the school nurse delivered workshops to Year 1 and Year 3. Year 1 Handwashing Workshop – A discussion took place about how germs ...Read more

Children in year 5 took part in their residential visit to Northumberland last week. The children enjoyed visits to Bamburgh Castle, The Grace Darling Museum, ...Read more

Thank you for attending our recent Nursery Inspire Stay and Play sessions, our Reception Inspire Morning and our Year 3/4 Inspire Morning. The children have ...Read more

The children witnessed amazing community spirit in Ackworth on Friday morning as they walked up the road to cheer on the women in their race. ...Read more

Year 2 visited Pontefract Castle last week as part of their current topic. They had a tour of the castle and took part in a ...Read more

During last week, the children (and staff) had the opportunity to take part in a number of individual short challenges. On Friday the children competed ...Read more

We are very pleased to have achieved the Eco-Schools Silver Award. This award has been given to recognise our achievements in working towards a sustainable ...Read more

The Space Dome came into school to work with the children last week. The children followed in the footsteps of Tim Peake and visited the ...Read more

Sport is a real strength in school at the moment. Our Fencing club is currently running which the children are enjoying experiencing for the first ...Read more