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.


Parking at the Three Horseshoes Pub:

 1. Please do not arrive any earlier than 15:15 for Class 1

2. Unless you are a customer, please do not park in the 6 middle bays which face the pub - it has been agreed that these are to be left for customers only.

3. When you collect your child, please leave the car park immediately- the staggered finish time between Class 1 and Class 2/3 will only work if parents leave straight away.

4. Please be courteous and respectful to customers and each other.

5.If a space is not available, please do not park outside of a space.

6. Only park in the accessible parking spaces if you are displaying a blue badge.

School Holidays and INSET


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 2023-24 are:


4th September 2023 (Behaviour)

5th September 2023 (Safeguarding)

8th January 2024 (Curriculum)

26th February 2024 (Local Cluster Schools shared training)

3rd June 2024




Thursday 5th September 2024

Friday 6th September 2024

Monday 6th January 2025

Monday 24th February 2025

Monday 2nd June 2025

Bank Holidays:

Monday 21st April 2025

Monday 26th May 2025

Derbyshire school term dates

From September 2024 Swimming will take place on Tuesday afternoons. The swimming bus collects pupils at 14:00 and returns them to school for 15:30-15:40. The swimming lesson is 14:30 - 15:00.


  • Autumn 2024 - Year 3/4 (10 weeks)
  • Spring and Summer 1 2025 - Year 5 (15 weeks)
  • Summer 2 - Year 6 (5 weeks)