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Digging Deep, Aiming High at Kippax North

Welcome to Kippax North Primary School.  We are part of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership multi-academy trust.  Kippax North is a successful, vibrant school with a well-earned reputation of excellence.  Our ethos statement of “Digging deep, Aiming high!” runs through every aspect of our school culture and sets a tone of aspiration and determination for every member of our community, from our youngest pupils to our Local School Committee (LSC).

This statement is underpinned by our Aiming High values- individuality, kindness, pride, integrity, resilience and equality which drive us in a shared direction.  Our pupils know them, understand what they look like in action and can describe how they help them to be successful.

We forge strong partnerships between home and school from the day a pupil enters our doors, so that each child is wrapped in supportive relationships.  Together, our staff and governors are committed to growing independent, confident and successful young people who “Aim High” in all that they do.  

We benefit from truly outstanding grounds and facilities, with football fields, ponds, wigwams, a cycle track, chicken coop, STEM lab, scrap shed, wind turbine and even a bird-watching hide!  These are used to maximise experiences and lessons for children throughout the school day.

Our inclusive curriculum is designed to raise academic achievement, to engage and enthuse pupils and to ignite a life-long love for learning regardless of their individual starting points.  We ensure our children are proud of their own background and culture, but are also inspired by the diversity of the wider world and all it can offer. As such, the curriculum sits alongside meaningful experiences; visits, visitors and extra-curricular clubs provide an enhanced understanding of the world beyond our school.

We hope you find our website useful and that it gives you a flavour of who we are. To arrange a visit in person, please contact the school office and we would be delighted to arrange this.

We look forward to meeting you, 

Mrs Beth Burland

How are we successful?

Digging deep:

Integrity:  We are open about our successes and areas for growth,  and take responsibility to become better, every day.

Resilience: We give 100% effort,  we don’t make excuses or give up when it’s hard, we know success is achieved incrementally.

Equality: We are one team with one goal. We know that together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We “Aim High by providing every pupil with love, structure and high expectations.

We “Aim High” for staff by delivering a carefully structured programme of high impact school improvement and continual professional development including "Deliberate Practice" and "Instructional Coaching.”

We deliver our Aiming High” curriculum. This is knowledge rich and raises aspirations and builds cultural capital. Our curriculum is designed to ensure our children are proud of their own background and culture, but are also inspired by the wonder of the wider world and all it can offer.

Brigshaw Partnership Vision and Values

We're proud to belong to the Brigshaw Partnership, working together with six other school, sharing our experiences, expertise and resources to provide exceptional education and opportunities in our community. The Brigshaw Values are:


We are one team with one goal, unapologetically ambitious for all in the belief that every child can achieve, regardless of their background or socio-economic status. We work with each other and for each other.


We give 100% effort. We don’t make excuses or give up when it’s hard, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. We know success is achieved incrementally.


We are open about our successes and areas for growth and take responsibility to become better, every day.


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

We would love to hear from you.

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