Royd Nursery School is a Community School, opened on 22 May 1967.  Main school has 7 classrooms, an ICT room, a teachers work room, a library, a meeting room and separate dining room. The outdoor space allows us to have a separate playground for the Reception children. There are 9 teachers, (2 part-time) 9 teaching assistants and an assistant for display.

Children are admitted to Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) as soon as possible after their 3rd birthday. Application forms for Nursery places can be collected from the school office or downloaded from the website (school information – forms to download)

Parents are always welcome to look around the Foundation Stage unit and school but it is advisable to make an appointment.The Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) teachers from school spend time with the children starting from other settings to become acquainted with the children. There are always meetings for parents in school to let you know what is happening.

Royd Nursery Infant School is organised into 2 educational stages
Foundation Stage – Nursery (F1) and Reception (F2)
Key stage 1- Year 1 and Year 2

For children to learn well they need to be at school therefore attendance is monitored carefully.  The schools 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 with the reason.

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.

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

Boys     Grey trousers or grey shorts, pale blue polo shirt or white polo shirt, black shoes

Girls   Grey trousers or grey skirt, grey pinafore or blue gingham dress, pale blue polo or white polo shirt, black shoes

All sweatshirts and cardigans must feature the School logo.

A polo shirt needs to be worn under sweatshirts and cardigans. We also 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.

If you would like to order any of the new uniform, please call in at the school office. We ask that all uniform be named.  Thank you.

Children should have a change of clothing suitable for indoor or outdoor sessions. Indoor PE consists of shorts and a t-shirt. Outdoor PE consists of: tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit top/jumper, shorts and t-shirt. Appropriate footwear (plimsolls or trainers). The school recommends that children have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times and that both sets of kit are took home on a Friday to be washed and returned on a Monday.

When completing PE children must:

  • have their hair tied back (no clips or hair bands)
  • not wear watches or jewellery including earrings or any other piercing (children must remove piercings themselves).
We cannot accept any responsibility for jewellery worn to school and earrings cannot be worn during PE lessons.
If you have a complaint about your child’s education or any aspect of school life speak initially to your child’s teacher. If the complaint cannot be resolved please make an appointment to see the Acting Deputy Headteacher or Executive Headteacher. The Governors can be involved if the matter is still not resolved.
Medication is only given in school for long term illness such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or any medicine which is prescribed by the GP. Medicine will be given at 12.00. Please see Mrs Stuart or Mrs Lawton who are located in the office to sign a consent form should you require medicine to be administered.  A consent from must be signed by the parent/carer.
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 try very hard to keep you informed of what is happening in school quickly and efficiently. We use ParentMail which goes directly to your email as well as paper copies for anyone without email.
1. Effective emergency arrangements are in place should it be necessary to close the school.
2. 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.
3. 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
  • Local radio station announcements. The school attempts to inform Radio Sheffield
4. 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 the ability of the school to carry out its normal duties. Occasionally, we will make the wrong decisions but always for the right reason.