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.


We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School have achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our open mornings for children starting school in September 2024 are Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November 9:30 – 11:00 and Saturday 11 November 10:00 – 12:00.

We aim for all children to achieve at least 97% attendance. This means that children should only be absent from school when they are too ill to attend.

Please make all medical appointments outside of the school day wherever possible and please do not book family holidays in term time. Our term dates are available on the ‘Parents’ section of this website.

Our school gates close at 08:55 am, so please ensure children arrive at school before this time.

Please report all sickness 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. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Y3 and Y4 Christmas performance
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Y3 and Y4 Christmas performance
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
KS1 Christmas performance
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Mrs Wilson says...

November 2023

I am delighted to be able to tell you about some of the benefits that we have already experienced since joining Moorlands Learning Trust on 1 September, particularly in relation to school improvement. In the summer term, the primary school Headteachers, along with the Trust CEO, Helen Williams, appointed strategic leaders for English, maths, SEND and Early Years. Last half term, these strategic leaders visited all Trust primary schools to carry out audits in their areas of expertise. Audit reports validated key areas of strength in all schools. Some of the many strengths that have been validated in our school include our teaching of phonics and reading; the provision of high-quality texts across the whole school; the opportunities that our children are given for meaningful writing across the curriculum; clear, progressive sequences of learning in maths; high-quality resources in maths which are used confidently by children to scaffold their learning; our inclusive, engaging and well resourced EYFS environment and our whole-school culture where respectful, nurturing 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.”

Our Parents say...

“I would like to thank you for providing my daughter with a wonderful start in such a rich learning environment with excellent teachers.”

“My daughter has had a wonderful Year 5. She has grown in confidence throughout the year and has a lovely friendship group. Thank you to all the staff for their support.”

“Our child has loved this year at school which is a testament to brilliant teaching and support staff. We so appreciate your hard work, creativity and care for the children.”

“We really appreciate the commitment and hard work of all the staff at the school and feel very lucky to have our children at such a wonderful school.”


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.