Upcoming Events

Dear Parent/Carer

Friday 14th July

This Friday will be an optional dress down day in aid of The Bradley Lowery Foundation. Children are invited to come to school dressed in either a football shirt or colours of their favourite football team for a donation of £1 towards the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

Ice Pops will also be on sale to all children this Friday for 20p at playtime.

All next week (Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July)

This is non uniform week if children want to wear non uniform and donate their old uniform – which must be in good condition and old school shoes – must be in pairs to the Sal’s Shoes and other charities. Please bring old uniform and shoes into school and we will collect them all.

Friday 21st July

Ice Creams will be on sale to all children as an end of term treat at playtime for 50p

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs C Dean


Hunningley Primary School Building Works

Dear Parents and Carers,

Hunningley Primary School Hunningley Lane

Barnsley South Yorkshire S703DT Tuesday 28th February 2017

Hunningley Primary School will be undergoing further building works and refurbishment. The work will include 2 new classrooms and new toilet facilities in KS2, the refurbishment of the existing KS2 classrooms and a revamped library area. When the work is complete we will also have new playgrounds at the rear of school, with all staff car parking at the front.

Work at the front of school will begin on Monday 13th March.

The main site compound and work will be on the existing KS2 playground. There will be a path around the site to provide access for parents and children at the start and end of the day. KS2 children will line up in the area outside the KS2 exit door at the rear. Please ask your children to stay away from staff cars whilst waiting for the whistle to be blown. All KS2 classes will leave by the same door. UKS2 will finish at 3.10pm and LKS2 at 3.15pm. We hope this will ease some of the anticipated congestion, but please be patient whilst we get all the children out.

As the KS2 playground is now out of bounds, there will be no vehicle access to the school site for Breakfast Club or for collecting from after school clubs without a disabled pass. The staff car park at the front will be coned off for safety to allow children to cross at these times. Also for safety, contractors’ vehicles will not access the driveway between 8.15-9.15am and 3-3.30pm.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience to you whilst the works are being carried out. However, we are very excited about the work being done and the improvement it will make for our children. We look forward to sharing it all with you in September.

We want you to know that we are here for you should you feel that there are issues during the build. You can contact us in a number of ways:

  1. By ringing the main school number and asking to make an appointment 01226 284867
  2. By calling into the main school office and asking to make an appointment
  3. By emailing the Headteacher on c.dean@hunningley.org
  4. By emailing the Executive Headteacher should you feel concerned that you have not been listened toby the school on n.thorpe@bankend.org

We thank you for your continued support.


Dear parents and carers,

On behalf of the Bank End and Hunningley Primary School Governors, I would like to inform you that both schools will close two days earlier than initially planned at the end of the summer term. The schools will close on Friday 21st July. The decision to close has not been taken lightly and made for the following reasons:

  1. Both Horizon and Barnsley Academy will be closed and therefore all Y6 children are expected to return to their primaries. Last year this was the case and only two children returned meaning that 70 children had unauthorised absences for two days.
  2. To support building and maintenance work being done in both schools.
  3. To give staff additional training

In order to give you advance notice of school closure dates for 2017/2018 on the reverse of this letter there are the dates for the Barnsley School Holidays. Additional school closure days for staff training will be:

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017
Friday 22nd December 2017
Monday 4th June 2018
Monday 23rd July 2018

Please put these in your diary or on your calendar.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Nic Thorpe
Executive Headteacher-The Bank End and Hunningley Partnership

A super fun last week!

Class 9 did it again, winning the attendance trophy ☺. They did lots of art work, ate icecream and enjoyed the lovely end of school year spirit. Have a fantastic holiday children, you have been great 🌞


Class have had a fantastic and final day in Year 1! They have each won an award for something that they have done well throughout the year. I am incredibly proud of all of the children for their hard work and efforts this year! They have all made excellent progress and I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to be their teacher again for another year. Thank you to all parents/carers for your continued support and I really hope this continues next year! Have a well deserved break Class 3! Have fun, stay safe and come back ready to start our journey together in Year 2!

You’ve made me the proudest teacher in the world!

We have had a great year in Class 10.

It has been a pleasure to see you all mature and be your best selves.  Good luck to all of you.  Love and best wishes from The Class 10 Team.



Class 9 have had a fab fun week doing many varied activities in class and have really enjoyed their transition lessons getting to know the children in their new classes for September. They have continued to create fantastic brilliant Britain models for homework like Stonehenge and Big Ben seen here.


Super Scientists!

In our science lessons this week, we have been investigating electricity and building circuits. We used equipment that you could find at home to make a bulb light up. Instead of using just wires, we tried out replacing the wires with kitchen foil, which worked nicely as it conducts electricity well! We took the bulbs out of old torches and used ordinary batteries.
We found out that using two batteries made the bulbs brighter, and using two bulbs with one battery only dimly lit the bulbs. We also learnt how to draw simple circuit diagrams. Great teamwork led to a fun afternoon of learning!


After all our efforts with assessments, we managed to earn a class ‘Bubblethon’ reward! We had lots of fun blowing, catching and chasing bubbles! A very different ‘P. E.’ Lesson! It was lovely to see the children having lots of fun after their hard work over the past few weeks!

While the Year 3s were away …..

The Year 4s had great fun while the Year 3s went off swimming on Monday afternoon looking at Fauvism and recreating the iconic London Bridge in an expressive, unrealistic way. Fauvism derives from the French language ‘Les Fauves’ meaning ‘the wild beasts’; the Fauves used strong colours and brushstrokes in a painterly, exciting, wild way.