• School is closed on Thursday 2nd May for voting and Monday 6th May for May Day bank holiday

About Purston Infant School

Purston Infant School is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted February 2023) providing a high standard of education for the attending children. We classify as a Primary Infant School with a nursery, catering for children between the ages of 3 – 7.

Number on Roll: Approximately 165 plus 39 Morning and 39 Afternoon Lower Foundation Stage.

School sessions: 

  • Morning: 8.45am  – 12 noon
  • Lunch: 12 – 1:15pm
  • Afternoon: 1:15 – 3:15 pm

LFS (Nursery) sessions:

  • Morning: 8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Afternoon: 12:30 – 3:30 pm


We are situated on Nunns Lane in Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 5HF.

Featherstone lies between Wakefield and Pontefract and is close to both the M62 and Al. The school traditionally serves the area south of the Pontefract/ Wakefield railway line and east of Station Lane and Girnhill Lane which includes both rented accommodation and private housing. The majority of children generally move on to St Thomas Church of England Junior School and then on to Featherstone Academy.

There is also an administration block sited near the main entrance. To the south side there is a raised hardcore play area, with markings to assist in imaginative play, seating, and elevated gardens overlooking the school. To the north side there are playing fields and a wildlife conservation area. This area is used for playtimes, weather permitting, sports and investigative work within the curriculum.

Purston Infant School stands in approximately two acres of land. The main single storey building comprises a hall, four KS1 classrooms, a central shared area and a Foundation Unit.