THE Bishop of Wakefield was at Lindley CE Infant School to help celebrate its golden jubilee.
The Rt Rev Stephen Platten wore his cassock and carried his crosier to lead assembly in the school on East Street.
Pupils sang for the bishop and then met him as he came round some of the classrooms afterwards.
The children will enjoy a celebratory party on Friday and have been busy making jubilee crowns to wear this week.
Past pupils have been invited to enjoy a coffee on Friday afternoon and evening, to catch up with old friends and reminisce about their schooldays.
The building was opened on September 25, 1954, by the then Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Roger Wilson.
It was extended in May 1975 and two new classrooms have been opened to accommodate an extra 60 pupils over the past four years. It now takes in about 300 pupils aged four to seven.
Head teacher Mrs Sue Drake said: "The school has grown dramatically because of all the new houses that have been built nearby.
"But it is also a very successful school and is a popular school because of its aims and ethos."
Commenting on his visit to the school, Mr Platten said: "The most encouraging thing is that people want to send their children here.
"There are 115 new children this term.
"Church schools tend to be very popular and parents often chose to send their children to one if there is one in the locality."