About our School
West Melton Primary School, opened in 1973, is situated in a residential part of Rotherham close to Wath-Upon-Dearne.
Our children are accommodated in a single storey building with seven classrooms at the present time. Our large hall provides plenty of space for assemblies, PE lessons and productions and we have a multi-purpose community room.
We have our own kitchens and kitchen staff and a separate area for dining. We currently have 174 pupils on roll.
Visits to Our School
We encourage prospective parents to visit our school. If you would like to arrange a visit to look around and see the school at work, please contact Mrs Haddrell in the school office to make an appointment.
We also arrange a number of events for parents and families throughout the year which we hope you will be able to attend.
Admissions to West Melton Primary School
In line with Local Authority policy, places at our school are allocated following receipt of parental preferences according to these criteria:
- Children living in the school's designated catchment area
- Children living outside the catchment area who have older siblings already on roll
- Children who have a specific medical reason confirmed by a medical practitioner which the Local Authority is satisfied makes attendance at the school essential
- Children with a compelling social reason which the Local Authority is satisfied makes attendance at the school essential
Further information can be obtained from the Local Authority.
Entry to school
Children can take up a part-time place (15hrs per week) in Foundation Stage One at the start of the school year following their 3rd birthday. They transfer full-time into Foundation Stage Two at the beginning of the Autumn term of the academic year in which they have their 5th birthday.
More information about our Foundation Stage provision is contained in our booklet 'Off to a Good Start' which is available to download or from the school.
At West Melton Primary we are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all staff, pupils and parents regardless of their education, physical, sensory, spiritual, social, emotional and cultural needs.
Our Accessibility Plan 2018 is available to download.
We aim to promote positive attitudes in children, staff and parents so that all our children can fulfil their potential regardless of their age, gender, abilities, ethnic origin or cultural background.
Safety at School
We take your child's safety very seriously and have a wide range of measures in place.
We ask that parents adhere to the procedures for entry into the school premises and buildings. We also have strict procedures to follow regarding child protection, and work closely with Early Help, Social Care and other external agencies to ensure the personal safety and well-being of all our pupils.
UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award
We have achieved the Level 1 Award as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children's rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
More information can be found on this downloadable UNICEF leaflet and also on the UNICEF website and if you'd like to see what is involved in achieving the Level 1 award, you can download our Assessment Report.
We encourage prospective parents to visit our school.
If you would like to arrange a visit to look around and see the school at work, please contact Mrs Haddrell in the school office to make an appointment.
Tel: 01709 760538