Royd Nursery Infant School is a community school in Deepcar, Sheffield – opened on 22nd May 1967.
Royd Nursery Infant School is organised into two educational stages –
- Foundation Stage – Nursery (FS1) and Reception (FS2)
- Key Stage One – Year One and Year Two
The school has 8 classrooms, a computing room, a meeting room and a separate dining room. We are lucky to have lots of outdoor space enabling us to have a Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) outdoor area, a Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) outdoor area and a big yard for play times, dinner times and PE lessons. At Royd there are 8 teachers (2 part-time), 7 teaching assistants and an assistant for displays.
Admission to FS1 begins as soon as possible after your child’s 3rd birthday. Application forms for Nursery places can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website. Please find the form under the school information – forms to download section of the website.
Royd welcomes parents to look around the Foundation Stage and school, but it is advisable to make an appointment. If your child is beginning in FS2 coming from an external provider rather than our school Nursery, teachers will spend time with your child at their setting to become acquainted with them and see who their new teacher will be. There will be meetings held at school for parents to inform you of important details.
If you need to take your child out of school for medical or dental appointments please ask in the office for an authorized absence slip.
Your child may wear:
- A royal blue ‘Royd’ sweater or cardigan with the school logo on.
- A white or pale blue polo shirt or a white polo shirt with the school logo.
- Dark grey trousers/shorts for boys.
- Dark grey trousers/skirt/school pinafore dress for girls.
- Dark grey/black or navy blue leggings may be worn by girls under skirts instead of tights in cold weather (we understand leggings are more convenient than tights particularly on P.E days!).
- Blue and white checked summer dresses for girls.
- White, dark grey or black socks for both girls and boys.
- White, dark grey or black plain tights.
- Dark coloured footwear (black, dark grey) shoes or trainers for both girls and boys.
- Small stud earrings.
- A watch if desired.
- E kit comprising of white t-shirt and black shorts for both boys and girls (girls may also wear a leotard if desired). A pair of jogging bottoms and sweater/ hoodie.
- A warm, sensible coat.
If you would like to order any of the new uniform, please call in at the school office. We stock a PE Kit consisting of a white T-shirt with logo, navy shorts and a drawstring bag with logo. This is not compulsory but extremely good value.
We ask that all uniform be named. Thank you.
Indoor PE kit consists of –
- Dark (navy or black) Shorts
- White T-shirt
Outdoor PE kit consists of –
- Dark (navy or black) shorts or dark (navy or black) jogging bottoms
- White T-shirt or dark (navy or black) jumper
- Pumps or trainers
- During cold weather children will be able to wear their coat too
All potentially dangerous jewellery, such as watches, necklaces, earrings etc. will be removed before PE lessons. Jewellery must be removed by the child or parent. Staff members are not able to remove jewellery. All long hair must be tied back for PE lessons, with no clips or hair bands being worn.
All ideas, concerns or complaints are dealt with as quickly as possible and thoroughly. We are obviously primarily concerned with the quality of education and welfare of each child and whenever a complaint is made, every effort will be made to rectify the issue and if necessary action will be taken to try to prevent the problem happening again.
Please find the complaints process Royd follows.
Informal expression of concern made to the school
3. If the concern has not been resolved discuss this with a member of the senior leadership team.
|Complaints at this stage should be written. Your correspondence should be addressed to the Head teacher and marked ‘Private and Confidential’. The letter should say why you still remain unhappy and what you wish to see happen. The Headteacher will let you know when your complaint is to be considered. If a meeting with you and others involved is considered necessary you will be given adequate notice to prepare. You will be informed of the outcome of the head teachers investigation and decision on what further action will be taken within 10 school days. If this is not possible a letter will be sent explaining why. The head teacher will keep a written record of meetings, telephone conversations and other documentation.|
Formal complaint to the Governors
|If the complaint is not resolved, and all previous stages have been explored, a parent may make representation to the Governors. A letter addressed to the Chair of Governors marked ‘Private and confidential’ can be left at the school office. If the Governors consider from your letter that the complaint warrants further investigation they may ask you to explain you case in person before an appointed panel. However, it is also possible that, following investigation, they make a decision without you needing to appear. A decision will be provided within 15 days where possible.|
Taylor Shaw are the company that provide our school meals. Choices include a meat option, vegetarian option, a jacket potato, or a sandwich.
Children may have their midday meal at school. They can have a meal cooked on the premises or bring their own packed lunch. Please do not provide nuts as part of a pack up. Drinks should not be sent with the packed lunches as each child is provided with a drink of water in compliance with our Healthy Eating Policy.
We ask that parents discuss the menu choices for that day with their children before they arrive at school. Children then select their dinner choice with the class teacher during morning register.
Children are able to bring their own packed lunch if they would like.
Lunch is eaten in our ‘Kidz Cafe’ with our lovely lunchtime supervisors. Children are encouraged to use their cutlery independently, however adults are always on hand to provide any support needed.
After they have eaten their lunch, Nursery pupils then play in the FS1 outdoor area, Reception pupils play in the FS2 outdoor area and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) pupils play on the “big yard”. Pupils in Reception transition to playing on the big yard with the Key Stage 1 pupils during the school year.
School milk is provided free until your child’s fifth birthday and for children eligible for income based Free School Meals. After this, parents may choose to purchase school milk. This is charged on a termly basis and works out at around 20p per day.
- Effective emergency arrangements are in place should it be necessary to close the school.
- Decisions on school closure cannot be taken lightly or in undue haste. However, the school recognises the need for decisions to be made as early as possible so that parents can, where necessary, make alternative child-minding arrangements.
- If school closure is deemed necessary, this will be communicated in the following ways:
- A message will be sent via ParentMail
- This message will be repeated on the home page of this website
- This message will be repeated on the school Facebook page
- If no such messages are given, then assume the school is open.
Finally, adverse weather can be disruptive to all our lives. Please be understanding. We make decisions, not only in the interest of health and safety but also in the ability of the school to carry out its normal duties. Occasionally, we will make the wrong decisions but always for the right reason.