Moorside Community Primary School

Moorside Community Primary School

Choosing Moorside


Starting school is one of the most important milestones in a child's life. It is a very exciting time both for the child and the family but it may also cause some anxieties.

Priority for Admissions

Places will be allocated in Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools in the following order of priority.

  1. Pupils who are in public care ('Looked After' children).
  2. Pupils who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school or its associated junior school (this excludes those pupils in their final year).
    Parents should be aware that a sibling link cannot be claimed where a sibling in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Needs is attending a resourced unit within a mainstream primary school.
  3. Other children.


  1. If there is over-subscription within any category, then pupils will be admitted in the order of proximity of the pupil's home to the school.  Proximity will be determined by the shortest walking route (using routes assessed and deemed as suitable by the Authority) from the nearest point on the road or pathway outside the pupil's home to the closest designated school entrance point.

Admission for Reception (Primary) pupils & Year 7 (Secondary) pupils are administered by Calderdale Admissions Office.

Their telephone number is 01422 392617 for more information regarding admissions

Hardcopies of the prospectus are available from the school office.