Wakefield's 50 things to do before you're five Type in ’50 things to do before you’re 5’ and download the App for free.


Harewood Nursery School and Pre-School opened in January 1977 and was a busy hub for the children of Pontefract.

The school enjoys an excellent reputation locally, built up over the years. The building originally housed a nursery school, an after-school club and a youth club for secondary school pupils.

The building has remained pretty much the same on the outside but the nursery and pre-school have evolved over the years with today’s toddlers using the latest technology alongside traditional materials to support their learning. The school is well equipped and offers a bright and spacious learning environment including a large garden.

As a local authority school we deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and are subject to the same educational standards and OFSTED inspection regime as other schools.

We have high standards and expectations and our children consistently do well here as we work hard to encourage children to shine as individuals and to unlock their potential at this crucial phase at the beginning of their educational journey.

Lead by an experienced Headteacher the highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff team are committed to providing an outstanding EYFS experience for our children.

Our children leave us ready to go to ‘Big School’ and go to a variety of schools in Pontefract and the surrounding areas supported by our rigorous transition arrangements and links with local schools.

Harewood Nursery School is committed to Safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Read our latest Newsletter
Families Newsletter