Header Image

"The school supports the achievement of its most-able pupils very well."

- 'Good' Ofsted Report 2023 - Moorside Primary School and Nursery

Our School Day

The school day begins at 8.50am.

Please ensure your child is at school by this time in order to avoid disruption for your child and the start of the lesson.

Children settle into school through an early morning task during the register. Registers are completed at 9.00am.

If you arrive after 9.10am the gates into school will be locked and you will need to enter school from the Lead Lane/Harrogate Road entrance. An adult must bring the child to the office and sign their child in.  You will be asked about the reason for the lateness, as this needs to be recorded.

Children have lunch between 11.45am and 1.00pm.

Lunchtime follows a 20/20/20 model: -20 minutes having lunch, -20 minutes free play -20 minutes structured play, coordinated by our Midday Supervisors.

The school day ends at 3.15pm for children in Reception and Key Stage 1 and 3.20pm for Key Stage 2.

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 attend school for 32 hours per week and children in Key Stage 2, 32.5 hours per week.

All children from Reception to Y5 should be collected by a named adult – Y6 children only are permitted to walk home. All children should attend school in line with the school Attendance Policy.

Collecting children at the end of the day

Please be prompt collecting your child at the end of the day. School finishes at 3.15pm for Reception and KS1 children (Years 1 and 2) and 3.20pm for KS2 children (Years 3 – 6). Children get very anxious if you are late. If another adult is to collect your child either temporarily or permanently, please inform the school office.  Your child’s teacher will not release your child to adults who are not listed in our records for collection. If for any reason you are unavoidably delayed please contact the school office with details of who will collect your child.

We cannot guarantee that staff will be able to supervise children after 3:30pm. Please ensure that emergency telephone numbers and contact names for your child are up to date at all times.

If you need to collect your child from school during the day for an appointment please come to the school office where you will be asked to sign that you have collected your child. A member of staff will collect your child from their class.

Please avoid making appointments during the school day. Any time missed from lessons makes it difficult for your child to keep up with their learning.

Reviews from the Children and Parents

School Visitor

Lauren's Assembly in April 2022 "Thank you for such a warm welcome, for the children's excellent behaviour and such thoughtful questions".

Y6 Parent

Reading at Moorside "I think the teachers are doing a fantastic job with reading. I believe the access children have to other forms e.g. Reading Plus etc means they are less likely to be bored and then choose to read a book as entertainment".

Mason, Year 3

Reading at Moorside "I love hearing stories from my teacher and choosing books out of the library".

Reception Parent

Reading at Moorside "I appreciate all the effort that goes into current Reading initiatives, the library visit was fantastic!"  

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Massive thank you to Team Moorside for all the hard work and effort which goes into trips such as these".

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Amazing photos, great memories.... As always you and the team have gone above and beyond. It's nice to be relaxed knowing they are so well looked after..... Thank you".

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Some fantastic memories made for our children, can't wait to hear all about their week away".

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".  

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

Greatham Primary School logo

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.