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, (1 part-time and 2 job share) 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. 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.

From September 2016, Royd Nursery Infant School will be starting the process of introducing a compulsory School Uniform, phased in over three years.

Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be expected to wear the following :


Boys     Grey trousers , grey shorts, pale blue polo shirt, white polo shirt

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

The School has a stock of sweatshirts and cardigans with the new logo design – the only items that needs to be purchased from School.  Children can still wear the old navy or red sweatshirts/cardigans with the old school logo on for the next two years. However sweatshirts and cardigans without a School logo on are no longer acceptable.

A polo shirt needs to be worn under sweatshirts and cardigans.  Currently, we have navy, red or white but School will be moving to white or pale blue over the next three years.  We have a supply of white polo shirts with the new logo on however, plain white / pale blue polo shirts, purchased elsewhere, can be worn.

We are also stocking 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 may wear shorts and T shirt indoors, outdoor kit pumps/trainers, tracksuit bottoms/leggings and tracksuit top/sweater. They cannot wear earrings when doing PE.
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 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 contact the Headteacher if this should be necessary. 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. 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 Parent Mail 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.