Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place


Excellent attendance and punctuality is key to children making progress at school so that they meet expected attainment levels and can achieve their full potential. Missing lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind.

Children attending school every day:

Pupils attend school for a maximum of 190 days each academic year and parents have a legal duty to ensure that their children get a full-time education. Full attendance is vital for every child’s educational progress. Government research shows a clear correlation between excellent attendance at school and higher attainment outcomes in all phases of education.  Please see Bradford Council School Attendance for Parents and Carers for further information.

At Menston Primary School, our target for every child is to achieve at least 97% attendance. This means that children should be absent from school for no more than 5 days in any academic year. We are committed to working with families to ensure excellent attendance for all children.

If you have an issue with getting your child to school, you don’t have to struggle alone. Please ring the school office on 01943 873180 to speak to our Parental Involvement Worker, Mrs Smitheringale.

Support that we can offer includes:

Tips for good attendance


We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School has achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our My Happy Mind theme for this half term is ‘Appreciate’. The Appreciate module teaches children to understand why gratitude matters and how we can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!

Important Dates

KS2 Sports Day (provisional date which may need to change depending on Y6 – Y7 transition days)
Jun 20 all-day
Reception and KS1 Sports Day (afternoon only)
Jun 21 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Year 6 residential visit
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day