Welcome to Waterthorpe Nursery Infant School



Contact us by email or phone:

The Headteacher, Mrs Michelle Appleby ~ headteacher@waterthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk

The school office staff, Mrs Emma Chambers/Mrs Nicki Swift ~ enquiries@waterthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk

School telephone number: 0114 248 4943

We welcome everyone to our school and do have disabled access to the school and buildings though it is limited in some places due to the split levels within the site. If you are unable to access the school please ring our office on 0114 2484943 and we will help you.

Please visit our News Update Page for information and advice about School Closure and education arrangements during the Coronavirus crisis.

Please click here for information for parents and children new to the school in September 2021
Positive Parenting What’s On Guide

There are lots of things happening in the local area to support parents and families. Please click below for a copy of the latest ‘What’s -on’ guide.


Please click here to complete the Ofsted Parentview Consultation about our school.


Please click here to read our Privacy Notice.

We are offering 30 hour Nursery places. These are currently offered as 28 hours Monday to Thursday 8:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. If an extra full-day is required on Fridays, the additional free 2 hours may be taken on Friday morning with a top-up fee for the remainder of the day.

15 hour places are either mornings (8:30 to 11:30) or afternoons (12:30 to 3:30). Breakfast club from 7:55a.m. and After school club to 6p.m. is also available.

Please click here for our Nursery Admissions Policy

Please click here for government information about applying for the 30 hours of free childcare

Please click here for a copy of our Prospectus.

For complaints please see our Complaints Policy. 

Please contact class teachers or the school office in the first instance. If you wish to see the Headteacher please call at the school office or telephone school on 0114 2484943.

If you would like to speak with any of our governors please call at the school office with your details and we will arrange for someone to contact you.

Well done Waterthorpe!

We are proud to announce that our school is the winner of the ‘Sparkle Sheffield’ South Yorkshire ‘Most Inspirational Primary School for Special Educational Needs Support’ Award. Please visit our SEND page to read some of the comments from our parents.Please click here for a link to the Sheffield Star article about the event and our award

The Sheffield Star celebrates the work at Waterthorpe

The Sheffield Star visited school and interviewed pupils about their school experiences. A full page spread was published on 26th April 2017. To have a look at the article please click on the link below:



  Waterthorpe Nursery Infant is part of a complex that houses our Infant Nursery School, a Junior School, a church and community rooms that are accessed by a range of groups (both during the school day and after school). As a school we are committed to working with the community to provide opportunities for all our children.

Parental Engagement 

Parental engagement is always a priority for our school. We firmly believe that the role of parents and families in the education of their children, through broad and engaging extended curriculum, is vital. We strive to work with families to provide opportunities for everyone to be involved in their child’s learning.

 Each year we run a range of workshops for parents and families. These include workshops about different curriculum areas, the Foundation Stage and SEAL workshops (Social and Emotional Aspects of learning). Our workshops are run at different times of the day and on different days of the week to help provide opportunities for everyone to attend at least one. Please see our diary for dates of workshops.

 We have developed our homework through consultation with parents to provide families and children an opportunity to engage at different levels appropriate to their need and capacity. The main area, where we would like families to work with children, is reading. Please listen to your child read for 5 to 10 minutes each day. The more children read the greater fluency they will have. Asking them questions about what they are reading is also very important. At different stages children will also have key words and sounds to learn. You should find these in their book bag.
Children in Key Stage 1 will also have weekly spellings that they will bring home. They are tested on these in school in each week. Learning to spell these words will greatly help them in their writing fluency and confidence.
We run a pre-Nursery group where families are introduced to our Nursery and how parents can help prepare children as they start off their school journey. We are running the REAL (Raising Early Attainment in Literacy) project within our Early Years.

Please click here for a link to our curriculum pages where you will find booklets about all our subject areas.. These have been developed to support parents and families. Please also explore our website; it contains lots of information that may help families. If you have any feedback or ideas about how we could improve our website please contact us at enquiries@waterthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk

The Westfield Family of Schools:
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Waterthorpe NI School works closely with the other 9 schools in the family. These are: Westfield School, Brook House Junior School, Beighton Nursery Infant School, Reignhead Primary School, Shortbrook Primary School, Mosborough Primary School, Halfway Nursery Infant School, Halfway Junior School and Emmanuel Junior Academy.

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Waterthorpe NI School ~ The Star Best School 2014 Award Runners-up

In September we attended the Star Awards event at Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel. We were delighted to receive a Special recognition Award in the Best School’s category.