Micklefield C.E. (C) Primary School
|Address||Great North Rd,
|Contact Info.||T: 0113 336 8668
It is said that Micklefield lost its heart with the closure of the pit. Low aspirations, pockets of deprivation, drug use and third generation unemployment linger on here, but there has been plenty to be proud of in the past and we encourage pupils to take pride in their heritage and to contribute to reviving the sense of community.
I began my headship in 2008 knowing that the school needed drastic action ... and quickly! Ofsted’s view of the learning environment in 2007 was ‘uncared for’ while ‘detrimental to the lesson’ described one staff member. Staff morale was low, behaviour a major issue and families were leaving the school. The number on roll dropped from over 130 to 85.