Moss Park Infant School

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Moss Park Infant School is an exciting place to be, full of happy and hard working children and enthusiastic, dedicated staff who provide lots of exciting learning opportunities.


Our school day runs from 8.50 am until 3.20 pm every day (32 hours per week). This means the pupils at Moss Park Infant School will continue to benefit from a school day that maximises every opportunity for learning.



Holiday List 2022/2023

Holiday list 2021/2022

School Attendance provides parents with important information concerning attendance and absence of pupils.  Please note new government regulations which came in to force September 2013.  The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Home School Agreement


Our Home school agreement is a  downloadable document where both the school and the parents can agree to work and pull together towards the ethos and aims of our school to the mutual benefit of our children. You will have already completed this when your child began at Moss Park Infants, but we always welcome parents to revisit this in accordance with our school values, ethos and vision.

For pupils with Special Educational Needs our Local Offer aims to identify and support pupils with special educational needs and improve choice and transparency for families.

Free School Meals are available if parents receive any of the following:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


If you would like to apply for free school meals please complete the Free School Meal Application Form. If you would like any support with this or to find out more information, please call in to the school office.

Important Information regarding Universal Credit


Due to the ongoing increases in redundancies and the Furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) closing at the end of October (to be replaced by the ‘Job Support Scheme’ at the start of November), here are the latest Universal Credit messages that DWP Partnership Managers are being asked to promote across our Local Authority / City Council areas:


A DWP spokesman said:

“Check your eligibility for Universal Credit as soon as you think you might be able to get it.”

·Universal Credit is there to support those who need it.

·UC Advances are available for people who need money urgently.

·If you think you may be missing out, it is easy to check if you are eligible: head to is external) to find out what you could be gaining from Universal Credit. It should only take a few minutes to check.

·If you are eligible, please don’t delay claiming – doing so will only mean you miss out on getting paid sooner.

·To make a claim, head to is external) and follow the steps, or go to the below websites:




“The Universal Credit system is ready for anyone who may need it.”

·We have provided a £20 a week rise to all Universal Credit claimants this year to help them deal with the pandemic.

·The Universal Credit system has risen to the challenge of the pandemic, with over 3 million new claims and over 1 million urgent advances paid out to those who needed it. The Universal Credit system is there for those who need it and is prepared to help those who migrate onto it once the furlough scheme ends this month.



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Illness at home what should I do?  Please ring the school office on the first morning of your child’s illness. You do not have to ring the school every day after that. On your child’s return to school, a written note outlining the reason for your child’s absence would be appreciated.

Illness at School.  If your child is taken ill whilst at school we will contact you, preferably by telephone. It is vital you let us have an emergency telephone number where we can contact you (usually a mobile) or the number for another trusted adult if you happen to be out when your child is ill as we have no facilities for looking after sick children in school.

School Nurse.  Information about our School Nurse and the use of medication within school is detailed in our Nurse and Medication leaflet.

Lunch Time Information including the provision of universal free school meals is available in our Lunch time Information Leaflet.  We have important information for parents of children who bring a packed lunch to school and we ask parents to co-operate with us over packed lunches for the well-being of all our children, specially those with a food allergy.

Breakfast Club is in partnership with Moss Park Junior School who host a breakfast club from 8:00 am to which, numbers permitting, Infant children are welcome. Further information can be obtained from contacting our school office or from the Junior school office on 0161 864 1710.

Registered Childminders.  Please contact our school office about our list of registered childminders who are known to us.

Parents Supporting their child.  This information will be available soon meanwhile please contact our school office for further information and help.  The BBC has a mini site for Parents to support their child’s education and is full of information across many subjects and school years.

Guidelines for Volunteers and Parent Helpers. At Moss Park Infant School we value the relationship between school and home and enjoy working in partnership with our parents.

Health and Safety Audits.  At Moss Park Infants we take our duties under the Health and Safety Regulations very seriously.  In November 2011 the Local Authority carried out a Health and Safety Audit in the School.  Following the Audit, the report we received gave a score of 96% and concluded that:


“The School has excellent arrangements in place.”

The school then arranged for an Audit of the Playground including Play times and Lunch times to be carried out in December 2012.  This was a new Audit offered by the Local Authority which resulted in a score of 90% and the conclusion stated that:


"The School has excellent arrangements in place, which require monitoring to ensure the performance is maintained.  There are areas where minor improvements are recommended, and the attached Health and Safety action plan and Audit Standards will assist the Headteacher and Governors in achieving the required standards."


As a result of the Audit Plan, all minor improvements have been attended to.

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