Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Term Dates and School Day Timings

Term Dates

Please click on the links below to view our term dates. We would ask that parents always aim to book family holidays within the 13 weeks of school holiday that are available every year.

School day timings

The school day runs from 08:55 to 3:15 currently. Our gates and doors are open between 08:45 and 08:55 in the morning and we request that all children are in school by 08:55. Our gates open between 3:15 and 3:25 pm for collection.

Our Care Club wraparound childcare provision runs before school from 07:30 and after school until 18:00.

From September 2024 the Government requires all schools to deliver a 32.5 hour school week. Following a period of consultation, we will be starting our school day at the slightly earlier time of 08:45 from September, which will mean that our drop-off window will be between 08:35 and 08:45.

This is what the timetable change will look like in practical terms:

Current model 32.5-hour week model from September 2024
Gates open for children to arrive and settle into class 08:45 – 08:55 Gates open for children to arrive and settle into class 08:35 – 08:45
Registration and morning learning task 08:55 – 09:10 Registration and morning learning task 08:45 – 09:00
Core lessons start 09:10 Core lessons start 09:00
End of the school day 15:15 End of the school day 15:15

From September 2024, children will gain an additional 10 minutes of learning time every day, which will equate to an additional 50 minutes every week.


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!