This is the website of  Listerdale Junior Academy. It is a site for all the community, enabling everyone to keep in touch with what’s going on at the school.


The School

We have replaced our aims with a Promise to Children. Please view that page to understand our commitment to our pupils and families.

At Listerdale, we will:

  • Enhance self-esteem and the ability to value each person’s own worth through a caring, secure environment.
  • Develop the natural curiosity that children exhibit about themselves and their world, and use their curiosity to foster positive attitudes to learning.
  • Develop each individual to his/her potential through offering a wide range of high quality experiences.
  • Develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning.
  • Provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills, which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live.
  • Develop children’s imagination and creativity by offering a wide range of experiences.
  • Develop positive relationships between home, school and the community.
  • Provide a broad, balanced, differentiated curriculum for all children.

Listerdale is a ‘modern’ name, named after the builder – Mr J. C. Lister who developed this area.

According to the Rotherham Urban Wildlife Group Listerdale is one of the most delightful valleys in Rotherham, a quiet haven thanks to the careful custodianship of the Listers. However, there are no public rights of way within the wood and permission is required to make a visit.