Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

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Overview of KSS

Pupils at Kirkstall St Stephen's C of E Primary School not only get to experience exciting lessons built around the national curriculum; we also go the extra mile with sport and the arts to ensure children have a fantastic rounded education. 

We take part in exciting school trips to develop skills, build experiences and inspire young minds.
All children take part in a theatrical production each year: Reception, Year 1 & 2 create a Christmas Nativity; Years 3 & 4 create a production at the end of Spring Term; Years 5 & 6 put on a large scale production at the end of the Summer term. 
Each class also invites parents to their two class assemblies each year.
Children have opportunities to enter into sporting clubs and competitions.
Children enter art competitions for designing Christmas cards, posters and festival fliers annually. Our Year 5-6 violinists take part in concerts at Leeds Town Hall.
We have annual Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers Services over at Kirkstall St Stephen's Church.
Headingley and Kirkstall Youth Music Festival

A big well done to our school choir and Year 4 recorders who represented us at Shire Oak Music Festival.The rain held off as we joined Shire Oak Primary and other local schools showcasing our talents with the mass choir and our exclusive Samba and Hornpipe for the recorder. Well done guys!

Healthy Schools Week -World Foods

As part of Healthy Schools Week, each class made and enjoyed eating food from different countries as well as learning how to ensure we have a balanced diet. We enjoyed fajitas, baguettes and croissants, chicken and vegetable curry, pasta and sauce and English traditional high tea. Delicious!

Our Easter Eggstravaganza

We had a lovely and very busy morning doing a number of Easter activities. We made Easter buns, resurrection stained glass windows, mini Easter gardens, Easter bracelets, Easter characters and pictures. We also did drama and singing and some of us did an Easter trail. Thank you to the Open the Book team who came in and helped retell the Easter story. Thanks to everyone who came to the Easter service.

Fairtrade fortnight 25th February -8th March

Well done to global club for organising a fantastic fairtrade fortnight, including the celebration after school on Tuesday. There were a whole range of activities - from chocolate tasting to a fairtrade football penalty shoot out; a great quiz, games and challenges plus some delicious fairtrade cakes made by Nicole. Amelia encouraged us to make a pledge to make a difference by buying fairtrade products.

Christmas dinner

Everyone was in the festive spirit on Thursday 13th December as we enjoyed the Christmas dinner from our wonderful dinner ladies.

Pantomime December 2018

The Adventures of Treasure Island The children have enjoyed the pantomime this morning, a full show with singing, dancing, shouting and audience participation!

Kirkstall Festival

Well done to Juliette, Xander, Erin and Iona who won first and third prize for their fantastic Viking costumes at this year's festival. Thank you to everyone who joined in the parade in the glorious sunshine!

Reading Open Morning

On Wednesday 4th July we help an open morning to explain how we teach reading throughout our school. The following slides were used to help explain the key skills taught, feel free to refer to them to help further your understanding.

There are a few familiar faces in the photograph on this news story about the fair trade event at the Civic Hall (June 2018). Well done to all involved.
Sports Week 2018 Day 1

Orienteering and Go-Karting at West Leeds Activity Centre

Green Day June 2018

The children recycled their rubbish to create these stylish outfits! There are some great models in the making too, check out their poses! Unfortunately we didn't catch each outfit, as some children were too speedy for our camera and turned out blurred. Perhaps this was due to superhero powers?

Healthy Week 2018

Whole school Wake Up Shake Up! In the sunshine- featuring the 'Floss'.

Whole school floss

At the end of Healthy Schools week we performed a whole school floss! We had so much fun!

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Park & Stride 2018

As part of our Health Schools week we have been encouraging children and their families to 'Park & Stride' on their way to school. We are fortunate to have the beautiful Kirkstall Abbey on our doorstep which provides a great base to park the car, maybe have a little play on the climbing frame and swings, and walk (or scoot/cycle) the rest of the way to school. If that is a little too far for little legs, or time/work commitments for adults doing the school run, there is the council free car park at Kirkstall leisure centre. Walking to school has many benefits: it counts towards the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day; the social aspects of seeing your friends and having a chat on the way (parents too!); the environmental impact and reduction of congestion; also it helps to reduce the daily parking congestion around the entrance and side roads to school which will help to keep our school community of children safe.

Hollywood Bowl 14.6.18

Year 6 and pupils with 100% attendance enjoyed a trip to Hollywood bowl where they played bowling for an hour and had a meal of their choice. Great fun was had by all. Hollywood Bowl staff were extremely impressed by the behaviour of our pupils; several member of their staff commented on their beautiful manners, amazing attitude and kindness to others! Way to go St Stephen's!

Celebrating the Royal Wedding!


Congratulations to Harry and Meghan! We had a fantastic time across school on Friday 18th May 2018 celebrating ahead of their wedding. We had a Red, White and Blue non uniform day theme and a range of activities going on all across school. All pupils enjoyed the opportunity to eat lunch in a street party style with flags, posh sandwiches, sunshine and crowns!

Reception class enjoyed ‘Afternoon Teas’ and a street party style lunch in the sunshine!

Year 1 decorated buns and biscuits in red white and blue  and again enjoyed the special lunch!

Year 2 enjoyed making masks of royal family members and making cream and jam scones!

Year 3 did a great job of making their very own cucumber sandwiches. They also designed wedding dresses made out of toilet paper- you need to see the photographs of these delights!

Year 4 enjoyed making crowns to wear during their posh afternoon tea with strawberries, scones and sparkling elderflower drinks (or a cup of tea if preferred!)

Year 5 iced buns in the royal colours and created crafts! 

Year 6 decorated the classroom with homemade decorations, played old fashioned lawn games and had a super party (it was the end of SATs week after all!).

The Royal Wedding Party Day

Please take a look at some of these pictures showing events from across school.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.