Gisburn Road Community Primary School


for girls and boys aged 3 to 11

ofsted banner 2021

A wealth of opportunity awaits

At Gisburn Road Community Primary School in Barnoldswick we nurture, inspire and challenge everyone to have the confidence, skills and values to thrive and achieve
Together we dream it, believe it, achieve it!

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Our community school and preschool is busy, thriving and popular, with everyone involved working hard and being committed to helping our children be the best they can be.

We are a caring, happy and friendly school with a family atmosphere. We are a school where our pupils aim high, succeed through challenge and....

Mrs Nicola Walker, Headteacher

A GOOD School

Our primary school and preschool is a community in which we are all valued equally as individuals. We treat each other and everyone in our community with respect: valuing trust and honesty in all we do.

We strive constantly for our children to enjoy school and become life long learners. Our curriculum promotes active learning that engages all children, promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages enterprise. As a school community we value commitment.

At Gisburn Road, located at the very heart of Barnoldswick, we prepare our children to have the confidence and skills to thrive.

In our last Ofsted inspection we were graded 'good'.


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BFC Bertie Bee Competition

16 September 2021

Burnley Football Club have been working on a female bee mascot to join Bertie. They want to gather ideas from YOU and have provided the attached workbook. If you’d like to get involved please complete the workbook with your ideas and send back into school to Mrs Martin by Thursday 23rd September.   If we…

Year 1 Parents in Class

10 September 2021

‘Learning Talk’

8 September 2021

            Dear Parents/Carers,   This Friday you will receive our first ‘Learning Talk’ from your child’s class via email or on paper.   The idea of Learning Talk is to give you, as parents, a prompt for discussion about what your child has been learning in class that week. As…


20 September 2021

    2 September 2021 - 22 October 2021  


    School will open the doors from 8.45am. This will allow for a steady intake of children. The official start of the school day is 8.55am. Please ensure your child is at school by this time. Children will return to the previous routine of making their own way in (Year 2 upwards). Please DO NOT allow your child to come to school earlier than 8.45am to wait on the yard unattended.



    • Nursery will open their doors from 8.45am.
    • Reception children can be dropped off, from 8.45am, at their classroom door where Mrs Heaton and Mrs Snowden will be ready to greet you.
    • Year 1 children can be dropped off from 8.45am. In the Autumn and Spring Term parents may accompany your child to the classroom through the Infant building front doors. Mrs Brown and Mrs Wheeler will be ready to greet you.
    • Year 2 children can be dropped off from 8.45am. They will enter the Junior Building via the MAIN OFFICE entrance. Mrs Martin and Mrs Mitchell will be ready to greet them.
    • Year 3 children can be dropped off from 8.45am. They will enter school via their own classroom door on the side of the Junior Building. Staff will be at the door to greet them.
    • Year 4 children can be dropped off from 8.45am. They will enter school via the side corridor we call ‘the tunnel’. (located beyond the Year 3 classroom door) For the first few days Mrs Bradley and Miss Pearson will guide the children in and then they can walk themselves in independently.
    • Year 5 Children can be dropped off at 8.45am. They will enter the building via the side corridor near the kitchen (as with Year 4). Mrs Whittaker and Mrs Wood will be in the classroom waiting to greet the children.
    • Year 6 children can be dropped off from 8.45am. They will enter the building via the MAIN OFFICE entrance.

    Once the children are in school the staff will ensure handwashing takes place.


    • Nursery class to be collected at 3:15pm. Please wait in the Nursery yard and the staff will bring your child out to you.
    • Reception class will be collected at 3:20pm from the yard in front of the Infant building. The staff will bring the class out.
    • Year 1 will finish at 3.25pm. They can be collected from the front yard in front of the Infant building and the staff will accompany them out.
    • Year 2 will finish at 3.25pm. They can be collected on the bottom yard and the staff will accompany them out.
    • Year 5will finish at 3.15pm and exit from the Dam Head Road exit near Val Kenyon Florist. 
    • Year 3, 4,  & 6 will finish at 3.20pm. They can be collected on the bottom yard and the staff will accompany them out. ONLY Year 5 and 6 pupils will be permitted to walk home alone and we do require a letter to be signed by parents, annually, before this can happen.

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  • Yr 1 Parents in Class

    20 September 2021  1:30 pm - 3:10 pm

    Dear parents/carers

    We are very excited to be able to invite you to join us in school to help us with our History learning. The children are learning about events within our memory and next week we are taking a closer look at our own families. Please can I ask you to send a picture of your child when they were younger in to school, with their name and the date written on the back, this will help us to look at how we have changed as we have grown. On Monday 20th September in the afternoon, you are invited in to school to help your child make a family tree. There will be two sessions to limit the amount of adults within school at once. If you would like to join us, please return the slip to state which session is your preferred time.

    Please return the slip by Thursday 16th September.

    Thank you for your support.

    Mrs K Brown & Mrs J.Wheeler

    Year 1 teaching staff 

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  • AFTER SCHOOL CLUB - Yr 4 / 5 Sewing Club with Mrs Bradley - Y4 Classroom

    20 September 2021  3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

    YR 4 / 5 SEWING
    Autumn Term (13 Weeks) 2021


    Dear Parent/Carer,

    Mrs Bradley will be running a Sewing Club for a 13 week block leading up to Christmas. There are enough spaces for 10 children from Yr 4 & 5. There is no charge for the club. If the course is oversubscribed then we may have to ‘draw the names from a hat’. Your child can join more than one club if they wish to do so, as long as the clubs fall on different evenings.


    It is essential that if your child is not attending the club we are informed.

    Please note: If a child misses 2 sessions without good reason then they will lose their place at the club.


    The club takes place each week on MONDAY

    This activity takes place in the Yr 4 Classroom.

    It starts at 3:20pm. Finishes at 4:15pm.


    Please note:-     The Club commences on Monday 20th September 2021.

                                The last session is Monday 29th November 2021.


    There will be no clubs week commencing Monday 25th October due to half term.


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