Dean Field School holding Open Evening Thursday November 3rd

Are you thinking of applying to Dean Field School for your child to start Reception in September 2023?

Please come along to our open evening on November 3rd between 4-5pm.

We will be able to include all the below and also offer a FREE stay and play taster session in our Nursery.

  • Open to all family members and children to look around.
  • Opportunity to meet teachers and staff who will start your children on their school journey.
  • Tour around our wonderful school including Reception Class and playground.
  • Play in the Reception classroom.
  • Ask any questions you may have with our helpful staff whilst enjoying a drink and a biscuit!

Stay and play enquiries can be booked through the office and entails a one hour stay and play session for your child/children and their parent.

To book make further enquiries, please contact the school office on
01422 258258

Dean Field fundraiser to provide educational supplies and resources to schools in Uganda

Children at Dean Field Community Primary School are supporting one of their teachers who is participating in a charity fellowship to Uganda during the summer holidays this year.

The children have learned all about the different culture, education and poverty in the differing country during assembly and how Miss Fudge, Deputy Headteacher, will be supporting the education system out there. When she returns to Dean Field in September she will be able to share photos and information on how their fundraising made a difference to children out there, inspiring the charitable possibilities others could do in the future or may want to pursue when they are older.

Miss Fudge also shared the similarities and differences of the UK and Uganda’s education system so Dean Field children can understand the advantages and disadvantages of education across the world.

There is now an online fund raiser for Dean Field families to get involved in the project too and the money raised will be for purchasing school resources out there. If you would also like to get involved with the charity project then please see more information on the poster and via the Just Giving page:

Nursery spaces for 3-4 year olds at Dean Field Nursery

If you want to attend Dean Field Reception class, now is the time to join our Nursery and allow your child to adapt to the school surroundings and get to know their future class friends.



Dean Field Nursery is offering places to children aged 3-4 years in its space. Let your children grow and thrive in our setting, benefitting from:

  • Safe, secure & stimulating environment
  • Fully equipped indoor and outdoor space
  • Fun and sociable experiences
  • Fully qualified, friendly and caring staff
  • Up to date resources and equipment
  • Nurturing transition to our school
  • Hot meals available
  • Free and daily fruit, milk and tooth brushing
  • Whole school involvement to prepare for starting Reception with their class mates
  • Half-termly trips and exciting opportunities including dance clubs and animal workshops

The provision for pupils who have SEND is a strength of the school.”

There are breakfast and after school hours available.

You will receive free uniform when you sign up.

Dean Field Community Primary School is a school where pupils are at the heart of everything that leaders and staff do.”
Ofsted 2022

We also have places for Year 3 and Year 5 students

For further information:
Phone: 01422 258258

Dean Field Community Primary School, Cousin Lane, Halifax, HX2 8DQ

Dean Field Community Primary School wardens litterpick produced 8 bags full

Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School collected 8 bags full of rubbish from the local area with Karen Scanlon from the North Halifax Partnership.

Before the litter pick, Natalie Ratner Community Organiser showed the Junior Wardens some very interesting finds from previous litter picks in the neighbourhood.

Look out for the upcoming activities by the Dean Field Junior Wardens for 2022!




Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said 

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Dean Field Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Dean Field Junior Wardens tackle a very smelly problem

Dean Field Junior Wardens have got a message for flytippers and litter bugs everywhere – You Stink! 

In just 30 minutes this team of young people collected six very smelly and very full large bags of discarded rubbish mostly made up of plastic and cans from the area surrounding their school. 

“It feels good to be able to do something to make my community better but I just don’t understand why people can’t just find a bin, or take their rubbish home”, said Josh aged 10.


To follow on from the clean up the Junior Wardens will be visiting a local SUEZ Recycling and Recovery site to hear more about their vision for a society where there is no more waste. 

Over the course of a year,  Suez handle over 10 million tonnes of waste in the UK. They believe waste is a resource and have a goal to help create a circular economy in which nearly all waste materials are given a second life and reused, recycled or recovered for their energy content.

Waste left on the ground, especially plastic waste causes pollution, looks unsightly and the value from these recyclable materials is never recovered.  For more information about Suez, visit the website here…

Dean Field Junior Wardens Join in Speed Initiative

Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School conducted a speed initiative on Tuesday 2 April with help from Community Warden Lee Ackroyd and Dan Marham on Cousin Lane, Ovenden to see if drivers are sticking to the 20mph speed limit outside their School.

Junior Wardens took turns holding the speed gun to find out the travelling speeds of passing vehicles. Although the group were at the roadside for only an hour, a total of 344 drivers had passed in that time.

A lot of those drivers were travelling either at or below the 20mph speed limit with an average speed of 22mph overall, but astonishingly, over 71 drivers were above the 20mph speed limit with one driver recorded at a speed of 32mph!

The junior wardens were in plain sight of all drivers and gave a thumbs up to those who drove within the speed limit and a thumbs down to those who didn’t. The majority of the Junior Wardens live in the Ovenden area and were shocked to find drivers breaking the speed limit in their community.

For more information about Junior Wardens contact Karen by email on or phone 0300 555 0266.