Admissions and New Starters

Lissy, Alfie and Lucia are here to show you around our school and tell you a bit more about it! You are also welcome to book a tour with our Headteacher, Mrs Lambert. Please email or telephone (01422) 883213 and select option 4 to make an appointment.

New Starters September 2022

Hello to our new pupils and families for September 2022! We are delighted that you have chosen to join our school and look forward to getting to know you. 

For the past two Septembers our new Reception pupils have started school having been unable to experience transition days as they usually would due to COVID. However they all settled quickly into our Calder Primary family! For both years our Reception Class Teacher, Miss Moran, met the pupils and their families on Zoom and also liaised with their nursery or EYFS setting key workers to find out more about their learning journeys so far. We sent the pupils a special ebook with lots of photos and created some videos of our school to help them find out more about where everything is. Whilst parents couldn't enter our classrooms, they could bring their children into our infant outdoor area to settle them into activities with their friends before they left them for the day. Pupils had some fun tasks to do at home too including making an 'all about me' shoebox to bring in and share with their new friends. 

Each pupil in Reception has a buddy in Year 6 who writes to them over the holidays and sends photos and little gifts too. Our pupils look forward to the role of buddy when they get to their final year and support them at playtimes, lunchtimes, with reading and more!

For more information we also have our prospectus here and our Youtube Channel here. Our school Twitter pages also give you a flavour of school life too and what we get up to - @CalderPrimary here


Reception Transition Days 

We will shortly be writing to our new Reception pupils and their families with details of our transition sessions and more information about arrangements for September. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us on 



As a 4-16 through school, once pupils are admitted to The Calder Learning Trust in Reception, they automatically continue through Calder Primary and Calder High and do not need to re-apply for a secondary place unless they wish to attend a different secondary school or take the 11+. 

Our pupils use specialist facilities in Calder High including ICT suites, Technology rooms, Science rooms, Theatre, Dance Studio, Gyms, PE Fields and more. The Calder Learning Trust Head of MfL teaches Spanish from Reception to Year 6 and pupils in Key Stage 2 have additional specialist tuition in Music, Art and DT from Secondary staff. Consequently they are more familiar with the site and the staff before they move into Year 7. 

Further information regarding admission arrangements can be found on the Calderdale Council website

We welcome within-year admissions and we have vacancies in some year groups in school and a waiting list in others.



Our school uniform is available to purchase at Shaw Hardcastle in Halifax or online at and search for Calder Primary School. Please see our uniform page here for more information.

Please see below for some more information about starting at Calder Primary School.