Our Local School Committee are volunteers, parents, staff and Trust Governors who know the school and its values and ethos well. They are responsible for maintaining and improving the standard of achievement of pupils and the conduct of the school, and do this by providing support and challenge to the Headteacher. The role is that of a critical friend and will always act in the best interests of all pupils at the school.

Kippax North Primary School converted into Academy status in 2016, alongside some of our Trust partner schools, supported by our own Multi-Academy Trust – The Brigshaw Learning Partnership (BLP). Please visit the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website to find out about the Board of Directors and view the Trust’s Governance and Financial information. The BLP Board, which is responsible for all of our schools, contains representatives from across our community, as well as very experienced and skilled people who share our values.

How our Local Governors are appointed

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school

Community/Trust Appointed Governors are appointed by the Brigshaw Learning Partnership

Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school

Associate Members are appointed by the Local School Committee and work in an advisory capacity. Associate Members have no voting rights

The Headteacher holds an ex-officio position

Local School Committee Governors

Mrs Lucy Marshall - Chair of Governors

Term of office: 23/03/2021 - 23/03/2025

Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board

Special Responsibilities: Chair, SEND, Finance, Inclusion (PP) Compliance

Contact Address: Lucy Marshall, Chair of Governors, Kippax North Primary School, Brexdale Avenue,
Kippax, Leeds LS25 7EJ

Ms Beth Burland - Headteacher

Term of office: 07/09/2023

Appointed By: Ex-Officio by Virtue of office as Headteacher

Contact Address: Beth Burland, Headteacher, Kippax North Primary School, Brexdale Avenue,
Kippax, Leeds LS25 7EJ

Mrs Christine Clarke

Term of office: 14/07/2020 - 14/07/2024

Appointed By: Governing Body / Trust Board

Sarah Tustin-Smith

Term of office: 20/02/2018 – 20/02/2026

Appointed By: Elected by Parents

Special Responsibilities: Quality of Education

Melinda Hiller

Term of office: 23/02/2021 - 23/02/2025

Appointed By: Elected by Parents

Special Responsibilities: Safeguarding

To contact our Governors, please email and mark for their attention or telephone 0113 286 9427

Historic Governors

Cllr James Lewis - 1/09/2018 - 12/09/2023

Janet Montgomerie - 01/01/2019 - 08/09/2023

Beverly Doubtfire - 09/10/2019 - 04/09/2023

David Ball - 01/09/2022 - 04/09/2023

Chris Reid - 06/02/2018 - 18/07/2023

Richard Howitt - 01/01/2022 - 08/06/2023


All Governors (except the Headteacher and Head of School) are elected for a period of 4 years. They meet at least 5 times per academic year to receive reports on the management of the school, curriculum development, premises, health and safety and staffing issues. They are also responsible for ensuring the school is improving in line with the priorities in the School Development Plan.

The Governors make available to parents an annual report to inform them about the progress of the school and provide the opportunity to raise any issues with the Governors.

Through the Local School Committee, there are links with the Board of Directors of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership.

Please follow this link to view our governors at Kippax North Primary School.

Meetings 2023-24

Local School Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday 26th September 2023
  • Wednesday 29th November 2023
  • Wednesday  27th March 2024
  • Thursday 4th July 2024

Challenge Days

  • Monday 22nd January 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Term dates 2023-24

Term Dates for 2023-24 Can be found here

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 6th Sept to Friday 27th Oct

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19th Feb to Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 9th Jan to Friday 9th Feb

Monday 6th Nov to Friday 22nd Dec

Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25th Dec to Friday 5th Jan

Half Term

Monday 30th Oct to Friday 3rd Nov

Half Term

Monday 12th Feb to Friday 16th Feb

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2023 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
17 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
16 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

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