Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Menston Primary School. This is a warm, friendly and successful school full of brilliant people (most of them under 12 years old!). Our children are fabulous. They care about their friends, their school and their world, and they work hard to learn and to teach each other interesting, useful things. They particularly like our commitment to providing regular opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom in all year groups - be that running the Daily Mile, pond dipping, minibeast hunting and den building or just being outdoors and learning about the natural world. Whilst doing all this they achieve very high standards. The children have taught us that the school should be ‘Making our World a Better Place.’ So that is what we work together to do - every day.

Please contact the School Office on 01943 873180 if you would like to learn more about our school and to arrange a visit.

Important Covid-19 Information

Please telephone the school office on 01943 873180 to inform us if pupils are isolating because they have tested positive for Covid-19.

Please click here to view our Outbreak Management Plan.

Things we can all do to help us all stay safe:

  • Carry on being very vigilant and keep checking for symptoms.
  • If in doubt – be cautious, keep your child off and get them tested.
  • Arrange for just one adult to drop off or pick up children.
  • Continue to use the full 10-minute windows (8.45-8:55am and 3.15-3.25pm) for drop off/pick up. Avoid arriving earlier than this so that we do not have groups of people queuing on the pavements.
  • Keeping moving and leave the school site quickly.
  • Reduce congestion near school entrances or classroom doors by encouraging older children to enter and leave school independently.

We thank you for your help with this.

Children Starting in Reception in September 2022

We held two Open Mornings and one Open Afternoon earlier in November for families to come to see our wonderful school. Please contact our main school office on 01943 873180 if you missed the chance to visit. We hope that you enjoy exploring our school website in the meantime – we would encourage you to watch both videos on this page, which give you a great introduction to our school.

Menston Primary Receives National Recognition

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Quality Mark by the national Skills Builder Partnership in recognition of our high standards in the teaching of transferable skills to all of our children.  Our high standards have been further recognised by our school also being awarded  Skills Builder Showcase School status.  Read all about our work on the partnership’s showcase pages



Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. Please keep them off school and book a PCR test. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Mrs Wilson says...

January 2022

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to our new term. I am delighted to be teaching in Foundation again on Wednesday afternoons getting to know our youngest children a little better and helping them to learn. A warm welcome to Mrs Charlie Gilmour, our new Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Gilmour has taken over the role of SEND Co-ordinator, and I will be supporting her during the period of transition. Mrs Gilmour will be teaching Y4 Alder class every Friday. Mrs Gilmour is also leading on the Anti-Bullying Alliance ‘Stand Up to Bullying’ programme that we are taking part in this year. As a school we have a different value to learn about and demonstrate each month. This month, our value is determination. As the new year starts, it is a great time to set goals for the year ahead. We will be demonstrating ways that we can show determination in striving to achieve our goals and not giving up when things get difficult. This value READ MORE

The Children say…

“The KS2 Playground is the place to be. There is everything you need; hop scotch, a great tig area and even a ball court for playing football in.”

“I love the Stone Circle because it is an area where you can think about stuff quietly and it is a very calming place.”

“I like the Woodland area because it feels like you’re in an actual forest away from school. The Woodland area is my favourite place to be in school.”

“I enjoy playing on the KS2 field because you do outdoor learning on the learning posts and explore the wonders of the world.”

“I like the Daily Mile because it is a great way to relax after some hard work.”

“When I enter the Willow Tunnel, I feel like I’m in an enchanted place with twisted branches all around. I also like the cool breeze blowing around.”

“I like Den Building because you can build a den and feel like you are in the Stone Age. You can pretend that the covers are animal skins. In the Den Building area, you can make pretend campfires and have fun as well as learn.”



Here at Menston Primary School we are dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of all children and adults in the school and expect everyone in our community to share this commitment.