*School is closed to all children Friday, 15th January - due to heavy snowfall and icy conditions forecast. Please take care.  Stay Home, Stay Safe!*


Whilst national guidance sets out clear guidelines of who may be eligible for a place in school during the current lockdown, each school needs to conduct a rigorous risk assessment to ensure safe working in school during the pandemic. Therefore it is not possible to offer places to all children who may fall under the current guidelines.
Whilst we appreciate this is extremely frustrating for families, we must limit our numbers to ensure the transition rate of the virus within our area begins to fall, or we will remain in this full lockdown for much longer.

We are currently offering places to:

- Single Parents who are key workers or,
- Both Parents who are key workers

If you feel you fall in to one of the categories above, please contact school, evidence of key worker status, will be required. This could be in the form of your employment ID badge or alternatively, please email school (admin@st-malachys.calderdale.sch.uk) with your employer name, address and contact number/email, so that we can confirm this.

Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.

Dear Parent/Carers

Our mission is to provide an enriching, high quality education, where we learn, love and grow with Christ at the centre, so that each individual feels nurtured and can achieve their full potential. We strive to be an oasis of educational excellence where our children feel well-supported, happy and safe, therefore enjoying school. They benefit greatly from the creative, skills-based curriculum they receive, and love the exciting school trips and interesting visitors who enhance their learning.

If you would like your child to start in Nursery or Reception (2020/21), we would be delighted to show you around our warm, friendly school.


Lianne Lomas

Executive Headteacher

 ‘St Malachy’s, a great place to be!’


School Photo Day (Individual & Sibling Photos)26Jan2021

Our photographers will be in school on 26th January 2021 to take individual & sibling photos, please make sure your child has on their full school uniform. Due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately not able to offer full family photos. Siblings in school will have a photo together however, no external siblings.

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