General Information

Royd Nursery Infant School is a community school in Deepcar, Sheffield.  The school was opened on the 22nd of May 1967.

Royd Nursery Infant School is organised into two educational stages –

  • Foundation Stage (FS) – Two Year Old Provision, Nursery (Foundation Stage One/FS1) and Reception (Foundation Stage Two/FS2)
  • Key Stage One (KS1) – 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 an outdoor area in our Two Year Old Provision, an FS1 outdoor area, an FS2 outdoor area and a big yard for playtimes, dinner times and outdoor PE lessons.

At Royd, there are nine teachers (four part-time), nine teaching assistants and an assistant for displays.

Admission to our Two Year Old Provision begins as soon as possible after your child’s second birthday.  Application forms for our Two Year Old Provision can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website.  Please find the form under the ‘Parents’ tab and select the ‘Forms to download’ page.

Admission to our FS1 provision begins as soon as possible after your child’s third birthday.  Application forms for FS1 can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website.  Please find the form under the ‘Parents’ tab and select the ‘Forms to download’ page.

Royd Nursery Infant School welcomes parents to look around the Foundation Stage, and school, but it is advisable to make an appointment.  If your child is beginning school in FS2 and is coming from an external provider, rather than our Nursery, your child’s new class teacher will visit your child in their setting and spend time with them, playing and getting to know them.  There will be induction meetings held at school for parents, to inform you of important details.


Paper Copies

If, as a parent or carer of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on the website, we shall provide this free of charge.


For children to learn well, they need to be at school.  Therefore, attendance is carefully monitored at Royd Nursery Infant School.  The school’s attendance target is 97%+.  If your child’s attendance falls below 90% in any term, we will contact you to discuss this.

If your child is absent, please contact school on the first morning of absence to let school know of your child’s absence and the reason behind it.  If your child is absent from school for longer than one day, please contact school to notify us of your child’s absence on each day they are absent.

If you need to take your child out of school for medical or dental appointments, please ask in the school office for an authorised absence slip.


All children at Royd Nursery Infant School wear the following compulsory uniform.

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
  • Dark grey skirt/pinafore dress or a blue and white gingham summer dress
  • Dark grey, black or navy-blue leggings may be worn under skirts/dresses instead of tights in cold weather (we understand that leggings are more convenient than tights, particularly on PE days!)
  • White, dark grey or black socks
  • White, dark grey of black tights (plain)
  • Dark coloured footwear (black or dark grey) – these can be shoes or trainers
  • Small stud earrings

If you would like to order new uniform, please call in at the school office.

The school will hold second-hand school uniforms in the school office for parents to access; access to these uniforms will be made available upon request made to the headteacher.

We ask that all uniform clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Thank you.


Children at Royd Nursery Infant School (FS2, Year One and Year Two only) will participate in two PE lessons each week – one indoor lesson for dance/gymnastics and one outdoor lesson for games.

Children should have a change of clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE lessons.  We recommend that your child should have both their PE kit for both lessons in school, at all times.  Your child will keep their PE kit on their individual peg.

Indoor PE kit consists of –

  • Dark (navy-blue or black) shorts
  • White t-shirt

Outdoor PE kit consists of –

  • Dark (navy-blue or black) jogging bottoms
  • White t-shirt
  • Dark (navy-blue or black) hoodie/sweater
  • PE pumps or trainers
  • During cold weather, children will be able to wear their coat too

All potentially dangerous jewellery, such as watches, necklaces and earrings, must 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 up for PE lessons, with no clips or hair bands being worn.

We stock a PE kit consisting of: a white t-shirt with the ‘Royd’ logo, navy-blue shorts and a drawstring bag with the ‘Royd’ logo.  This is not compulsory but is extremely good value.


Children are allowed to wear stud earrings only.  Please bare in mind that children will be responsible for removing their own earrings as staff are not permitted to remove them for the children.  We cannot accept any responsibility for jewellery worn to school.






Medication can only be given at school if it has been prescribed by the GP.  Medicine will be given at 12:00pm.  A consent form must be signed by the parent/carer.  Please see Mrs Stuart or Mrs Lawton in the school office, to sign a consent form.

Miss Darbyshire and Mrs Heathcote are responsible for administering prescribed medicines in school.  All medication is labelled and kept in the school office.  Asthma inhalers are labelled and kept in the classroom stock cupboards,


All children in FS2, Year One and Year Two are eligible for a free school meal.

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 packed lunch due to severe nut allergies in school.  Drinks should not be sent with your child’s packed lunch 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 Café’ with our lovely lunchtime supervisors.  The 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 then play in the FS2 outdoor area and KS1 pupils play on the big yard.  Pupils in FS2 transition to playing on the big yard with the KS1 pupils during the school year.

School milk is provided free, until your child’s fifth birthday.  After this, parents may choose to purchase school milk for your child to have during daily snack.  This is charged on a termly basis and works out at around 20 pence per day.  School milk is provided for free for children eligible for income-based free school meals.


We try very hard to keep you quickly and efficiently informed of what is happening in school.  We use School Gateway which goes directly to your email.  For those without email, we also send home paper copies of letters.

School Closure in the Event of Severe Weather

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 Schoolcomms
  • 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.