Headfield CE Junior School

The Children's University



Children’s University is a raising aspirations programme for 5-16 year olds.

Headfield Junior School was validated as a learning destination for Children’s University in 2013. During the first year, 100 children took part in the Children’s University with 23 children graduating. Over the last 2 years, all pupils in Year 5 & 6 have been invited to take part in the scheme with 118 graduating in total. 

Children who have decided to take part were given a Passport to Learning. Here they earn stamps & signatures for each extra-curricular club that they attend either in or out of school.

Using Part A of the passport, the children work towards bronze (30 hours), silver (65 hours) and gold (100 hours) accreditations depending on how many hours they achieve. At the end of the school year, if children have gained enough hours, they will have the opportunity to graduate at Huddersfield University.

Part B of the passport is where children collect stickers/stamps for learning activities taken part in, out of school. This includes visits to museums or art galleries. Children in Headfield School can collect stamps on trips including Robinwood, Cannon Hall, Jorvik Viking Centre and Leeds Royal Armouries.

Children will be responsible for their own passport and it is down to them to collect their stamps and signatures. They have as much time as needed to work towards the accreditations using the same passport. At the end of the year hours are collated and if they have 30 hours or more, they will graduate.

For further information, please speak to Miss Holl.