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The barnyard is a resource for our young people throughout their time here. It is run by the SEND department and Kristy Jackson, who is the Barnyard Co-ordinator.
Our young people help to feed and care for the animals keeping them in clean hygienic conditions which involves, cleaning out their living accommodation, repairing hutches and suchlike. They also learn vital life skills and other key skills they will use in later life like how to mix cement, lay pathways and other ground maintenance skills.
Learners are timetabled in the barnyard at Key Stage 3 on a voluntary basis and on rotation. They are not allowed to miss core subjects and must have permission from the Head of Department of the subject they are missing. We now offer learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Animal Care and Husbandry in Key Stage 4. This is a 2 year course which is assessed through various assignments and a written exam.
In Year 7 the barnyard is a useful resource to help our more vulnerable students integrate into the school. It’s also useful to motivate learners who are disaffected; to encourage good behaviour and to work as part of a team and to allow them to take some responsibility for their own learning.

Upper Batley High School is part of Batley Multi Academy Trust, company number 07732537, a Company incorporated as private limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales and an exempt Charity. Registered Office Blenheim Drive, Batley, WF17 0BJ.

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  • Upper Batley High School, Batley Field Hill, Batley, WF17 0BJ
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