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Calder Primary School

Starting Back in September

School will begin on Wednesday 6th September at 9.00am. School will be open to visit, chat to the teachers and join in activities with your child or children. The first week will be relaxed as pupils get to know their new surroundings and one of our first jobs will be for each class to elect their new school councillors so that they can feedback their class's ideas and suggestions to Mrs Lambert. 


School Day times

Our school day is from 9.00 am - 3.30pm 

School entrance

Our site can be accessed from Midgley Road - please look for our new Calder Primary School sign. Parents are welcome on site to drop-off and collect pupils. New collection forms will be sent out in the first week, so we have up to date information on who is permitted to collect your child or if your child has permission to walk home (Key Stage 2 only) 

The Ark and Big Foot can continue their before and after school care as usual. 


School contacts

To contact Mrs Beach in our office:

Please email the same email address (there will be a period of transition, we will let you know when email and website addresses are updated) 

Telephone: 01422 883213 and select 'Calder Primary School' as an option

Ring the doorbell on our main building

To contact Mrs Lambert: or as above



Our school uniform can be purchased from: and delivered directly to you.

It will also be shortly available at a Halifax stockist. 

For more information on our school uniform for 2017/18 please click: here 

curriculum, playtimes, assemblies

We have timetabled, exclusive use of the outdoor playground yard, the field, the gym and the theatre for playtimes and lessons. Our assemblies will be held in the Ted Hughes theatre, including Friday Golden Book assembly with families at 9.10am each Friday. 



School lunches will be available every day for all our pupils. These are free for Reception Year 1 and Year 2 pupils and cost £2.15 per day for Key Stage 2 pupils unless you are in receipt of Free School Meals. If you are unsure if you are entitled to these or would like more information, please speak to Mrs Beach. 

Until we have set up Primary Parent Pay (an online payment system) please pay for school lunches by cash or cheque to Calder High School on a weekly basis. Week 1 (3 days) will be £6.45. Usual weeks will be £10.75. We ask that pupils are either packed lunches or school dinners please. 

Lunches are prepared daily on site using fresh, locally sourced produce. Pupils can choose from meat and vegetarian options as well as jacket potatoes and salads.