Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

January 2020

We will soon be holding parents’ evenings to review the progress of the children as we approach the halfway point in the school year. These meetings should be a celebration of work covered so far and a pointer towards what you can expect in the second half of the year.

Traditionally the emphasis in these meetings is on attainment and progress and this is important, but children’s wider personal development is crucial to their success.  For example, are they increasing their independence in personal organisation and do they take pride in being able to do things for themselves? Do they respond well to rules and routines? Can they work and play with a range of different people in different situations, forming positive relationships?

These broader skills and attitudes are the building blocks of successful learning and teachers rightly place a very high value on these. We look forward to welcoming you and I hope you enjoy discussing these with our teachers.


Please report all absences to the school office before 9am. 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 diarrhea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Ben Rhydding Primary
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm