Morley Primary School

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School Information including term dates

The school day


The school day starts at 8.55 and finishes at 3.20 for Class 1 and 3.30 for Classes 2 and 3. Lunchtime is from 12.00 to 1.00pm.


School is open from 8.45am for children to come into class and complete early morning work. If parents wish to speak to their child's class teacher, we ask them to make an appointment, or come into school before 8.45. The day is arranged into four learning sessions, with both a morning, and lunch break. Each day there is an assembly, which is of a broadly Christian nature, and supports pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Collecting children from school

Parents of Class 1 and 2 children when collecting children from school need to park in the car park of the Three Horseshoes public house across the road. Please ensure that cars are parked carefully, so that customers are able to access the pub, and deliveries are not hampered. We ask that Class 3 parents park at Church and walk up to school to collect their children. All other children will need to be collected from the small playground, and leave school through the school garden at the front of school.


Parents should not park in the small staff car park, or outside school at any time, unless making appropriate use of disability parking. Thank you for your understanding.


We ask that if your child is to be transported by school, or by another parent, for any reason, and they are under the legal height requirement, that you supply them with a booster seat when necessary. We will not be able to transport children without booster seats, if they are under the legal height required.


Parents must inform school if a different adult (including a friend's parent) is collecting in the evening - for safeguarding reasons, staff will not send a child home with a different adult unless informed.


School Holidays and INSET


The school calendar follows the Derbyshire County Council’s term dates which are available here:


Applications for absence during term time are available on the Policies and Attendance pages of the website, as is a document explaining our school's attendance policy.


School INSET days for 2022-23 are:


4th September 2023 (Behaviour)

5th September 2023 (Safeguarding)

8th January 2024 (Curriculum)

26th February 2024 (Local Cluster Schools shared training)

3rd June 2024



Derbyshire school term dates

Swimming is held at William Gregg sports centre on Tuesday afternoons. The swimming bus collects pupils at 13:00 and returns them to school for 15:00. The swimming lesson is 14:00 - 14:30