Harewood Avenue, Pontefract, WF8 2ER

01977 791306


Harewood Centre Nursery School

Welcome Message


We are pleased to welcome you to our website for Harewood Centre Nursery School.

Harewood Nursery School and Pre-School opened in January 1977 and has always been a busy hub for the children of Pontefract. Although the building has remained the same on the outside, the nursery and pre-school have evolved over the years.

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

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.



Upcoming Events



Wednesday 28th October- Last day to return your Cauliflower cards

Wednesday 19th October - Stay & Play

Friday 21st October - Last session before half term.

Monday 31st October- Children return to school.

Thursday 3rd November- School Photographs

Monday 14th November- Friday 18th November- World Nursery Rhyme week.

Friday 18th November - Children in Need.


Latest News

Our latest Ofsted report has been published... "Harewood Nursery School continues to be a good school" Ofsted, 2022



ICON Week 2022


The second annual ICON week (26 to 30 September 2022) is here to raise awareness of infant crying and how to cope to support parents/carers and prevent serious injury, illness and even death of young babies as a result of Abusive Head Trauma that happens when someone shakes a baby.


ICON is a programme adopted by health and social care organisations in the UK to provide information about infant crying, including how to cope, support parents/carers, and reduce stress.


This year’s ICON Week is focussing on sharing ideas and best practice.  More than 15 webinars are taking place throughout the week with speakers from the military, police, primary care, parent ambassadors, health visitors, and the education section.  These are open to everyone, and the access details are available at www.iconcope.org/iconweek2022