Applying for a school place
Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all schools within Calderdale. If you live within Calderdale, you must complete a Calderdale online application. Parents of children resident outside Calderdale, who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home Local Council.
Primary school applications are open in Calderdale from 17 November 2023 - 15 January 2024
If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2024. You can apply online:
Calderdale residents apply for a school place online
Kirklees residents apply for a school place online
Our School Day
School Sessions Reception Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Morning session 8.50 – 11.55 8.50 – 12.10 8.50 – 12.20
Afternoon session 12.55 – 3.20 1.00 - 3.20 1.10 - 3.25
Compulsory school hours are 32 hours and 30 minutes for Reception and KS1 and 32 hours and 55 minutes for KS2.
The school gates will open from 8.40am for pupils to make their way into class to complete their Morning Work. Registers will be taken at 8.50 and pupils should be in class for the register to be taken at this time. The school gates will be locked at 8.50am and reopen at 3:10pm.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24 including Impact Statement 2022-23
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021
Special Educational Needs & Disability
Calderdale's Local Offer is one central place to access all information about services and support available to disabled children, young people and their families. Whether you are a child, young person or parent/carer, you will be able to access all the information you need about education, leisure, social care and health. You can access Calderdale's Local Offer on their website here.
Medical Needs Policy
Dyslexia Policy 2023
SEN Policy September 2023
Unique Ways Information & Video
SEN Information Report September 2023
Calderdale SEND Strategy
The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Information, Advice and Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership Service) provides legally based, impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support for parents of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities about education, health and social care. Contact details: 01422 266141
Unique Ways – Supporting families with disabled children – Meeting other parents with a disabled child can be a huge source of support for families. Many families find it helpful to meet or chat with other families who are in a similar situation to them. Contact 01422 343030
CMBC - Local Offer
Local Offer for children with special needs and disabilities. The central place to access all information about the services and support available to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0 – 25.
School uniform list
Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
Sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
Gold polo shirt (school logo preferred)
Grey, black or white socks or black or grey socks
Black shoes (not trainers)
In summer: blue and white/yellow and white check dress (optional)
Uniform is ordered through school on our online payment system (Arbor) and then by visiting the ‘shop’.
Orders are processed once a term and will then be forwarded to your child when the delivery arrive
Details of order dates will be put on the school newsletter
PE / Games / Swimming
Pupils will need to have a pump bag in school containing the following:
For indoor PE:
Royal blue shorts
For outdoor PE:
For health and safety reasons, all children with long hair should have it tied back for PE.
The school will provide a separate PE kit for pupils when participating in school sports events.
On the designated swimming day, all children need to bring a bag containing an item of swimming clothing (see below) and a towel.
Long hair (boys and girls) should be tied up in a bun (a ponytail is not acceptable) or a swimming cap must be worn. This is for the safety of all pupils.
Boys and girls should bring their own swimming cap, if required, and they may use their own goggles.
All items brought from home should be clearly labelled with the child's name.
Armbands are provided by the school.
Girls should wear one-piece swimming costumes (no bikinis or tankinis).
Boys should wear trunks or short swimming shorts (no Bermuda style or Surfer style shorts).
Children may wear full body suits for religious beliefs or for a pre-existing medical condition.
Jewellery should not be worn – the only exception is the wearing of jewellery for religious beliefs.
If children have pierced ears they must be able to remove their own earrings – this is for the safety of all pupils. Children cannot swim if they are unable to remove their own earrings.
If your child has a verruca then they must provide their own verruca sock as the virus can easily spread in a swimming pool environment. Children cannot swim if they have a verruca and do not have a verruca sock.
Hair, jewellery and accessories
Children are not allowed to wear jewellery but may wear simple watches (no smart watches). Pierced earrings should be limited to studs (one in each ear). Pupils wearing watches and studs are responsible for them. Pupils are expected to remove their own studs for swimming and replace them afterwards and cover them with plasters (brought from home) for PE.
Simple hair accessories (e.g. hairbands, clips) may be worn but must be an appropriate size. Pupils wearing excessive hair accessories will be asked to remove them until the end of the day.