Post: Bretton Lane, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LB

01924 830204

West Bretton Junior and Infant School

Giving Our Children A Sense Of Direction for More Than 200 Years



West Bretton School values its connections with members of our community.

Each term we invite members of the local community for lunch. Often the children entertain them with nativity performances and summer term concerts. Members of the community also act as special judges on Egg Day when children decorate their own egg in school and often speak to the children about West Bretton in the past. Our older children are keen to look after our guests and serve their lunches whilst our younger ones love to talk!

We regularly send contributions to The Village Voice and local press updating the community on our activities, and the community are very supportive in assisting with any voucher collections, eg Sainsbury’s Active Kids.

One of the highlights of the year is the switch-on of the Christmas tree lights outside school, where we celebrate together.

Our field is open to the community outside of school hours, including our Trim Trail. After consulting the community, we were successful in attaining a Lottery grant to upgrade the play equipment in our field. Both the school and the community use it frequently.

We have strong links with the National Coal Mining Museum of England and particularly the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which we visit frequently and utilise in our curriculum.