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News and Events

PCSO visit - Cyber Crime

Our local PCSOs paid us a visit on Friday 4th October to talk about cyber crime and how to stay safe online. #YourChild is a campaign to encourage parents and children to have a chat about what they are doing online. Even a 5 minute chat can make a difference.

Your Child Poster

Click the poster for more information and visit our E-Safety page for many more supportive links.

Calling all Extreme Readers!


Where is the most interesting place your child has ever read a book? Whether it is up a tree or on top of a mountain, we want your photos!

Books do not need electricity! We can read them anywhere and everywhere. Therefore, we are inviting you all (including parents, family members and staff) to take part in English Martyrs’ Extreme Reading Challenge.

Think about different, exciting, fun and SAFE places that you can enjoy a book. We are running a competition for the most extreme places reading has taken place, with a winner from each year group. This will be announced at the end of Autumn Term.

There can be multiple entries- there is no limit. Simply print off your photo or email it to with ‘Extreme Reading’ in the subject line.  Entries will be added to our Extreme Reading Wall (and the school website with your permission.)

We are really looking forward to seeing the exciting places you have read.

Happy Extreme Reading!

PCSO Safety Talk

Our local PCSOs came into school to talk about safety and knife awareness. Here is a letter from West Yorkshire Police with more information.


Mad Science Assembly!

On Tuesday 10th September, English Martyrs received a visit from Cosmic Chris who shared some weird and wonderful science experiments in an amazing science show!

But the excitement doesn't end there... we are now offering a Mad Science After School club on a WednesdayThe deadline for registrations is Tuesday 17th SeptemberYou can register your children online at http://northernengland.madscience.orgon a first come, first served basis. If you have any problems or queries with booking please call Mad Science directly on 01772 628844

Talk to the Bear


Following on from a successful pilot in Oyster Park Primary School at the beginning of the year, ‘Talk to the Bear’ has been rolled out across all 116 Wakefield Primary Schools.

Money was donated by a local group, and each bear has been delivered to school by their linked PCSO with the aim of;

• Safeguarding – the children will be able to talk to the bear with a member of staff present to ensure any disclosures are appropriately referred on.

• Breaking down barriers to enable children from a young age to be comfortable and familiar with police uniform. We are aiming to focus on the true spirit of early intervention by using the bears in this way.

Message from West Yorkshire Police: 

Yesterday PC Jardine & PCSO Starford introduced two new members of staff to the pupils of English Martyrs School in Wakefield. PC Teddy & Police dog Bruno will be stopping as listeners for pupils to come and speak to about any concerns or incidents which are making them feel anxious or unsafe so that teaching staff can support them. This scheme is being rolled out across Wakefield district primary schools and has been a great success overall.

We would like to thank all the pupils, staff & headteacher for a wonderful morning and allowing the NPT to speak!

We will be returning a number of times after the holidays to continue to speak to the pupils about safety and policing.

World Book Day 2018