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


At Purston Infant School the safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance to us. If you have any issues regarding the safety and welfare of any child within our school, please relay your concerns to:

Mr P Barnett – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Dyas – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs A Gascoyne – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

However, if at any point you feel there is a risk of serious harm to a child, a referral should be made to Social Care Direct immediately on Tel: 03458 503 503

Keeping Children Safe in Education

All staff members are required to read the Keeping Children Safe in Education document which is published by the Department for Education and updated annually.

Young People’s Safeguarding Charter

Young People in Wakefield want to feel safe, as a result they have created their Safeguarding Charter which explains what young people expect of the adults in their community to enable them to feel safe and ensure they feel well cared for. Click here to view the Wakefield Young People’s Safeguarding Charter.

We are an Operation Encompass School.

Children who are affected by domestic abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Operation Encompass shares the right information with our school, so we understand what is affecting the child, to give support and make sure they feel safe and included in school. Making the next day better.

Useful websites

www.nspcc.org.uk – NSPCC
www.wakefield.gov.uk – schools and early help
www.childline.org.uk – Childline