Education

There has been a school in Kirkheaton since around 1610 when Richard Beaumont and the then Rector, Reverend Alexander Stocke, help fund a Free Grammar school for the education of local boys.
There also appears to have been a boarding school for boys at Daw Knowle between 1776 and 1836.
Girls seemed to have had to wait for an education until the advent of the National School in 1845.[the old junior school] A further extension was added in 1913. By that time the school catered for all ages but by 1966 secondary age children had moved on to Kirkburton or Mirfield. The school closed in 1982. The school at Field Rise [now the Community Centre] opened in 1883 as an infant school.
Kirkheaton is now served by one primary school for children up to 11 years.

Happy Days Private Nursery at Fields Rise
– Catering for the 0 to 5 year olds and also an after school club for older children
To visit Happy Days Private Nursery website click here
To read the latest Ofsted report [April 2014] on Happy Days Private Nursery click here

Kirkheaton Primary School
Catering for 5 – 11 year olds
To visit Kirkheaton Primary school’s own website click here
To read the latest Ofsted Report [September 2016] click here