Parent Teacher Association
Kippax North Connections

The main objective of Kippax North Connections is to raise funds to advance the education of our pupils by providing, and/or assisting in the provision of, facilities, equipment and experiences that extend learning. We are a registered charity and all families of the children at our school are automatically members. The Association is managed by a group of volunteers.

  • The PTA raises money to support the extras that help to make school special for the children.
  • We put on social events that help the school to build links with the local and wider community.
  • We work with the School Council to support projects that are initiated and led by the children in the school.
  • We represent parents and make sure that they have a voice within the school.

The PTA is always looking for new volunteers and for new ideas. If you would like to become involved, please come to one of our meetings. Contact either Catherine Stern, Louise Dargon, Sue Lee, Claire Sunderland-Cox or Dawn Barnor for more details (or come to the school office and we will make sure a message gets to them).

In addition to the PTA, many others help to make the events a success. We couldn’t do it without the school staff. We thank all who make our wonderful PTA such a massive success!

Five Reasons Why Your PTA Matters

1) It is Great For Our Children!

Being active in the PTA not only improves our school but makes you an excellent role model. Research confirms what we’ve always known: when children see parents involved in their school and learning, it encourages them to do their best.

2) It Builds Trust

Becoming part of the PTA is a great way to get to know other parents and staff, while gaining an insight into the workings of the school. With parents and staff striving towards the same goals, the parent group is instrumental in making a real difference in the school life of all children.

3) It Raises Welcome Funds

Whether it’s creating an outdoor classroom, stocking the ICT suite with new resources or arranging a visit from a pantomime, the funds raised from PTA activities impact massively on the opportunities and experiences of all the children at our school.

4) It Forges Connections Beyond Our School Gates

PTAs are brilliant for building relationships with the local community, from events, sponsorships from local businesses, and mentions in local press.

5) It Is Good For You

Every parent has plenty to offer a PTA, and whether it’s being on the committee, helping out at events or organising meetings, your talents will be put to good use. As well as being enjoyable and satisfying, you can build your confidence and learn new skills too.

You can email either Catherine Stern, Louise Dargon, Sue Lee, Claire Sunderland-Cox or Dawn Barnor for more details (or come to the school office and we will make sure a message gets to them).

You can phone the school and leave a message on 01132 869427

You can see a member of the committee in the playground or leave a note addressed to Kippax North Connections at the school office.


Term dates 2022-23

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Tuesday 6 September to Friday 21 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 20 Feb to Friday 31 March

Wednesday 4 January to Friday 10 February

Monday 31 October to Friday 16 December

Monday 17 April to Friday 26 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January

Half Term

Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October

Half Term

Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 26 July to Friday 1 September

Monday 5 June to Tuesday 25 July

Our Aims & Values

Kippax North Primary School aims to enable all young people to become;

Successful learners

  • Ensuring a curriculum that provides young people with the best possible learning opportunities and experiences in conjunction with the National Priorities for Education
  • Encouraging all pupils to reach their full potential, thereby raising standards and attainment at an appropriate rate
  • Promoting and recognising achievement and excellence
  • Enabling all pupils to enjoy the highest quality learning experiences by fostering a positive attitude to their learning
  • Ensuring that all pupils are encouraged to demonstrate good behaviour, self discipline and a respect for others

Confident individuals

  • Providing effective support to enable personal achievement
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for all pupils
  • Promoting an ethos of social inclusion and equality
  • Encouraging all pupils to be involved in and express their opinions about their education
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle for all pupils

Responsible citizens

  • Equipping pupils with the core skills, attitudes and expectations required to prosper in a changing society
  • Encouraging creativity, curiosity, ambition and enthusiasm for lifelong learning
  • Encouraging entrepreneurial experiences which will foster development of skills and competencies in working with others
  • Encouraging tolerance of diversity
  • Involving pupils in events to support those less fortunate than themselves

Effective contributors

  • Encouraging links to organisations within and out of school
  • Promoting effective partnerships between pupils, parents, carers, and the wider community
  • Ensuring that all pupils realise that they have an important part to play in the life and work of their school
  • Creating and solving problems independently and collaboratively in a climate of mutual trust and respect for others

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

We would love to hear from you.

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