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Virtual Tour of the School

Here is a video tour and introduction to our school.  It's not the most slick, professional video in the world, but it's real and it's honest and that feels more like 'us'.  Hope this is helpful.



What people say about us...

Thank you to one of our parents for this recent email (reproduced with permission):

I came to the UK with two children amid Covid restrictions. It was bewildering trying to figure out how things work in the UK. I hardly knew anyone in Leeds. But Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Timmins—you made us feel so welcome as you took us into the BSM family, and suddenly we weren’t quite so alone anymore.

My children didn’t know how to speak English. They are speaking fluently now. I was worried that they couldn’t read English, but Mrs. St Rose and Ms. Marray assured me that they would take care of my daughter, and they have. I was surprised at how quickly she learned! Everyone I have met here, from Mr. Mohammed who greets us at the gate to all the teachers—Ms. Hudson, Mr. Ahmed, Ms. Cordingley, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Nassim, and the parents of my children's friends, have made the BSM experience very special for us.

I have never had the chance to speak to the headteachers of the school, but would you please convey to them on my behalf that they are doing an amazing job? “Amazing” is the word that my son keeps using to describe the people at BSM. My children have been learning kindness, caring, loving, sharing at BSM.

Your New Starter Pack

COVID-19 Safety measures

School is operating differently from normal at the moment and this video just goes through the safety measure we have in place.  The full risk assessment is on our website homepage.  Practically, the main thing you need to be aware of is the different start and pick up times:

Even Classes (Reception, Year 2, Year 4, Year 6): Start 8:45am, Finish 3pm

Odd classes (Year 1, Year 3, Year 5): Start 9am, Finish 3:20pm

If you have siblings with different start and finish times you can bring them at the 8:45am and pick them up together at 3:20pm

We thank all our families for your patience and cooperation at this challenging time for everyone.



Applying for a school place at Burley St Matthias

The admission round for children wishing to start Reception in September 2021 opened on 1st  November and families can make applications online until midnight on 15th January 2021 through the Leeds City Council website. The first round of school place offers was made on 16th April 2021. If you are appealing for a place at our school, please be assured that we have spaces at the present time. If you would like more information about securing a school place at Burley St Matthias CE Primary, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs Julia Timmins, on 0113 336 7401 or by email to jtimmins@burleystmatthias.co.uk.

We have attached our 2021 FAQ document, but would encourage all families to read the information on our ‘Before you apply’ section on the website www.leeds.gov.uk/apply.


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