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  • Breakfast & After School Club Sept 2023

    Published 10/07/23

    Breakfast Club and After School Club Update

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  • NEU Strikes 02 March 2023

    Published 01/03/23

    Dear Parents

    The planned NEU teachers' strike is due to go ahead tomorrow. So, as previously communicated, Squirrel and Owl classes at West Leigh and 3AJ, 3W, 4W and 5Y will be closed to pupils tomorrow, Thursday 2nd March. Online learning will be available via the attached links.

    All other classes will be open as normal. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions linked to this.


    Nick Webster

    Executive Headteacher

    The Federation of West Leigh Infants and Backwell Juniors

    01275 463 274   01275 462 632

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  • Nasal Flu Vaccine - Catch Up Clinics

    Published 17/11/22

    Please could you send the message below to all parents from reception – year 6 to make them aware of our community catch-up clinics

    Flu vaccination catch-up clinics are available for all who did not receive their vaccination at school. Please book an appointment at to book either nasal or injectable flu. If you have any queries please contact the Immunisation Team directly on 0300 124 5515 or email

    With Kind Regards

    Sirona care & health CIC

    Community Childrens Health Partnership

    Immunisations Team

    3 Station Road



    BS20 0AB

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  • Children in Need 2022 - BJS Donations Page

    Published 02/11/22
    Children in Need    Friday 18th November - come together with BBC Children in Need and join The Great SPOTacular! Children can wear spotty clothes to school on Friday 18th November for a donation towards the appeal.  Please follo
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  • News of the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Published 09/09/22

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    It is with great sadness that as a country we have learnt of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth. Today, we will be marking this historically significant moment during assembly time at each school and will consider as a community how we can commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth’s reign over the coming days and weeks. We will spend time in class answering any questions that the children may have and offer them support where needed.

    I will share further details in due course when we are clearer about the arrangements for schools at the time of the state funeral and coronation. 

    Yours sincerely 

    Nick Webster

    Executive Headteacher

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  • Start of Year - Letter from Mr Webster

    Published 02/09/22

    2nd September 2022


    Dear Parents

    I hope you have all had a very enjoyable summer period and are as excited to be coming back to school as we all are. An especially warm welcome to all new families and to the children in our Reception intake. We can’t wait to see our youngest children arriving in their school uniforms for the first time on Monday. I look forward to seeing you all at the school gates over coming days.

    As always, we have been very busy preparing for school re-opening and have spent yesterday and today undertaking some key training and preparation work in advance of this. There has been a considerable amount of refurbishment work undertaken at both school sites with new fire doors and lighting installed as well as new roofing at BJS. As communicated separately, the hall at Backwell Juniors will remain out of action for the first week back as work is completed and so there will be no hot food lunch choices during this time (Backwell Juniors only).

    School Uniform

    Please could I also remind you all about expected school uniform – please see the link below with full details:

    We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday and look forward to sharing your children’s learning journey throughout this year, beginning with our open afternoons from after school until 6pm on Monday 12th September. These will be a chance for you to find out more about your child’s class routines, curriculum and general year group expectations. More details to follow.

    Yours sincerely

    Nick Webster

    Head Teacher

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  • Amber Weather Warning - July 2022

    Published 14/07/22

    Emailed to all parents and carers - Thursday 14 July 2022

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  • Morfa Bay Day 3

    Published 16/06/22

    What a day! 

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  • Morfa Bay Day 2 - Wednesday 15 June

    Published 15/06/22

    Wow!  What a great day!

    After a breakfast of delicious pancakes, we started a very busy, fun filled day of activities.  These included abseiling, sea activities, orienteering, caving, plus more mountain biking, archery, zip lining etc.  Each group has completed 3 activities.  Everyone has had great fun, and we are very tried! We all enjoyed a picnic lunch on the field and even had time to fit in some football!  This evening we are off on a coastal hike in the evening sunshine.  Our teachers all say we will definitely sleep well tonight!

    We hope you enjoy the pictures below.

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  • BJS Year 6 Morfa Bay Camp Day 1

    Published 14/06/22

    Morfa Bay Day 1

    After an early departure from BJS, we enjoyed a fun journey to Morfa Bay.  Everyone sang along and was wearing a smile by the time we arrived in Pendine.

    On arrival, everyone found out their groups, discovered where they will be sleeping and had a little explore of the beautiful site.

    This afternoon, we have all taken part in two activities, including caving, mud assault course, climbing, zip lining, abseiling, archery and mountain biking.  So many new challenges were faced and goals achieved!  Each and every child has been absolutely fabulous.

    After a hearty dinner, we all walked down to the seafront in Pendine and enjoyed ice creams and slushies. Unfortunately, the tide was too far in to play on the beach (there was no beach), but we all enjoyed the walk.

    Nearly time for bed, well-earned rest and looking forward to a full day tomorrow!


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  • Federation Governor Recruitment - May 2022

    Published 24/05/22

    Local Governing Board Recruitment

    As we start looking to the next academic year, we have some exciting opportunities to become a governor, and join the work of our Local Governing Board (LGB).

    The role of the Local Governing Body, working with the Head Teacher and the leadership team, focuses on three core areas:

    • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
    • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

    As part our governing board development and ongoing succession planning, we are looking to recruit some specific skills.

    We are particularly interested to hear from people who have experience, past or present, in the following areas:

    • Special Educational Needs
    • Curriculum/education - especially primary
    • Leadership - who would consider acting as vice chair or chair of the board to aid its running
    • HR/wellbeing

    Becoming a governor is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to who have a good dollop of passion, curiosity, confidence to ask questions, as well as time to invest in the schools.  A chance to both share your skills and develop and learn as part of a board.

    So, what would you need to do?

    • Attendance at local governing board meetings which are held once a term – typically on a Tuesday evening (can be held virtually or face to face) 
    • Monitoring the school as part of your agreed link governor role - to monitor and report back to the local governing board.  Expect about 3 visits a year, which would usually be organised within school hours.
    • Be open to training for your role – typically you would expect a maximum of 3 training sessions a year, including governor induction training which is run by the trust.

    How to apply: 

    We have a talented community, with much passion, capability, and strong voices, so I hope we can tap into some of that to support the work of our schools.  We are equally happy to hear from non-parents to support our board,  so if you do know someone who would be a great fit do please share this opportunity with them.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,


    Justine Stafford

    Chair of Governors

    Local Governing Board 2021-2022

    • Justine Stafford – Chair.  Outcomes/ Governor development (co opted)
    • Lucy Gordon –Leadership/Curriculum (foundation)
    • Steve Livings – Safeguarding (co-opted)
    • Cath Twine – Finance & premises (parent)
    • Lorna Dukes – Curriculum (co opted)
    • Angus Urquhart – SEND/Pupil premium (co opted)
    • Jenny Holmes – Finance /Ethos (foundation)
    • Jane Canning – Ethos (Foundation)
    • Charles Hutchings –Behaviour (parent)
    • Stephan Axt – Health & Safety/risk (co opted)
    • Anne Brock – Staff governor
    • Nick Webster - Headteacher


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  • Start of Term 5 Letter from Mr Webster

    Published 25/04/22

    Please find attached Start of Term 5 letter from Mr Webster

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