Moulsecoomb Primary School, The Highway, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4PA.
       Tel 01273 605700       Fax 01273 690595

8.00 a.m. to 8.50 a.m. Breakfast Club.           8.50 a.m. to 3.05/3.10 p.m. Main school day.        3.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. After school club. 

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- admission arrangements

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- Ofsted reports
- sats results
- school policies
- Governors
- school holiday dates

... information about our nursery school

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This calendar uses Google Calendar. Any entries in green are made by Google. The school is responsible only for its own entries.

School Holiday Dates
For a full list of school holidays in Brighton and Hove
for this year and next year, click on the following link:

Please note that closures for in-service training are not included in the Brighton and Hove calendar, apart from the first day back in September. All additional dates will be in our newsletters and in the calendar above.

School Newsletter 18th July 2014

We are rapidly reaching the end of another successful year for our school. I would like to thank you all for your support over the last year for the school and your children’s education.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable Summer holiday.

Next Year’s Classes
On the afternoon of Monday 21st July the children will meet their new teachers for the new year (except for Mr Denham who is recovering from his fractured arms at present). A separate letter has also gone out to all current parents/carers of Reception children.

Diary Next Week
Monday 21st July: Achievements Assemblies
                               Rec-Yr 2 @ 09.05am
                               Yr 3-Yr 6 @ 09.35am
                               Meeting new teachers pm
Tuesday 22nd July: Leavers  Assembly (parents/Carers 
                                welcome) 09.05am
                               Last day of term

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project
This will be running Woodland Days during the Summer holidays.
Bushcraft, camp building, pizza cooking and more.

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th July – Years 6 & 7
Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th August – Years 2 & 3
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th August – Years 4 & 5
All days run from 10.00am – 3.00pm

Forms available from the school office – all free – but limited spaces.

Food and drink provided each day.

Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all FREE.

And now, all year round, the Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.

More information here:

or visit

Increase in Breakfast Club Fees
The school heavily subsidises our Breakfast Club and has not increased the daily fee for many years. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to keep it at its present level and from September 2014, it increases to 70p per session.

What’s going on in the school …
In addition to this newsletter, you can keep up-to-date with what is going on in the school by:

  • looking on our school website where you will find our  latest photographs, our school calendar and copies of articles in the press and on the internet about us.

  • looking at our Twitter account ( which has the latest news on a day-to-day basis. There is also a link to this account on the home page of our website.
  • - looking at our library Facebook account ( which has lots of information about our school library, information about good books to read and other news. There is also a link to this account on the home page of our website.

New Term
Children return to school on Friday 5th September.

  General School Information  

Moulsecoomb Primary School has approximately 330 children aged 3-11 years on roll. The school was merged in September 1999 from Moulsecoomb Nursery and Infant School and Moulsecoomb Junior School. During the academic year 1999/2000 the merged school continued to operate on two sites but, after extensive refurbishment, the school moved onto one site in September 2000. Since then, we have continued to improve the school learning environment, both inside and out. We have improved indoor facilities with a dedicated ICT suite, Gym and changing rooms, new library, new Art and Science studio, a Happy Club and have now installed Smart Interactive computer boards in all classrooms from Nursery to Year 6.

Vision Statement
“To value everybody in our school. By working in partnership with the local and wider community we will provide everybody with the opportunities and experiences to reach their full potential, in a caring, happy and stimulating environment.”

Admission Arrangements
Parents/carers who would like to discuss the school with the Headteacher are invited to make an appointment through the school secretary to visit the school.

You can find out more about applying for a place at a Brighton and Hove school by clicking here.

Moulsecoomb Primary School. The school boundaries are marked in orange.
Contact Details
Headteacher Mr. C. Davies

Moulsecoomb Primary School
The Highway
Lewes Road
BN2 4PA   

Tel 01273 605700
Fax 01273 690595

Ofsted Reports
All our Ofsted reports can be found here.

Sats Results
To view our latest performance information, including Sats results, click here.

All the above links open in new windows. The school is not responsible for the content of external sites.

  School Statements, Policies and Evaluations  


Please contact the school for any of the policies below. Those in blue can be read online.
Anaphlylaxis Guidelines
Charging and Remission (PDF 17.0KB)
Child Protection
Children in Care

Complaints (PDF 83.70KB)
Continuing Professional Development
Data Protection
Design Technology
Disability and Equality (PDF 88.9KB)
Educational Visits
Emergency Evacuation Plan 2009
Emergency Plan
Equalities: Statement of Intent

Equalities: Policy
E-Safety and E-Security
Gifted and Talented
Health and Safety
Incident Reporting

Learning Mentors
Leave of Absence
Modern Foreign Languages
Monitoring and Evaluation
Personal, Social and Health Education
Physical Education
Pupil Premium: Spending Evaluation 2011 - 2012
Pupil Premium: Policy
Religous Education
Scheme of Delegation
School and Community Cohesion
Sex and Relationships
Special Needs (PDF 57.5KB)
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
Staff Absence
Teaching and Learning
Vulnerable Children

  Governing Body  


All Governors can be contacted via the school on 605700.

Graham Hailes

Vice Chair: Marisol Smith

Child Protection/Designated LAC: Bernice King

Health and Safety: Warren Carter

Special Educational Needs: Bernice King

Training and Development: Marisol Smith 

Health and Safety: Warren Carter

Charles Davies
Rick McEwan
Sue Furdas
Bernice King
Marisol Smith

Finance and Human Resources
Charles Davies
Hazel Gould
Graham Hailes
Anne Meadows
Tony Meadows
Marisol Smith

Risk Assessment
Shaun Andre (site manager)
Sarah Bristow
Warren Carter
Charles Davies
Hazel Gould

Charles Davies
Graham Hailes
Anne Meadows
Marisol Smith

Staff Grievance
Tony Meadows
Marisol Smith

Appeals (Staff)
Bernice King

Special Educational Needs
Sarah Bristow
Sue Furdas
Graham Hailes
Bernice King
Tony Meadows
Kerry Twiselton
John Wall

Appeals (Pupils)
To be drawn from a pool of eligible members of the Governing Body.



Chair and Headteacher are ex officio on all committees.

Moulsecoomb Nursery School

Welcome to our Nursery!

Our nursery was recently praised by Ofsted for “very effective teaching and well-resourced play  areas.”

Nursery care is available from 8am till 5.30pm at Moulsecoomb.

We welcome and encourage visits to our warm friendly nursery. Call the office to arrange yours on 01273 605 700.

We believe in making every day special here at Moulsecoomb Nursery. Every child is welcomed, nurtured and encouraged to thrive. We provide a beautiful environment and exciting learning experiences, helping children to reach their full potential through their play and learning.

3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours FREE learning and care, as follows:

Nursery children are able to attend the breakfast club and after school club, meaning your nursery child can be cared for at Moulsecoomb between 8am and 5.30pm. This supports working parents.

3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours FREE learning and care, as follows:

1. Early week free place
(all day Monday and Tuesday 8.50am - 3.10pm, Wednesday morning 8.50am - 11.50am)

2. Late week free place
(Wedesday afternoon 12.10pm - 3.10pm, all day Thursday and Friday 8.50am - 3.10pm)

3. Morning free place
(Monday - Friday 8.50am - 11.50am)

4. Afternoon free place
(Monday - Friday 12.10pm - 3.10pm)

5. Full time place (15 hours FREE and 15 hours PAID)
(Monday - Friday 8.50pm - 3.10pm)

Lunch £2.60/£0.50 Free School Meals

6. Places to suit you:

If you work and need childcare on particular days we will make every effort to support you. Each 3 hour session is charged at £10.50 (this is in addition to your 15 hour entitlement.)

Breakfast club (8am - 8.50am) is charged at 70p

After-school club is charged at £2.00 till 4pm

£7.50 (50p Free School Meals) till 5.30pm (includes tea)

Making your child feel safe and cared for is our highest priority. We have several systems to help your child settle into our nursery.

Visits to the nursery are very welcome. You can pop in with your child as often as you like in the lead up to starting nursery and start getting to know the staff and children.

The nursery staff will offer to visit you and your child at home just before they start nursery. This really helps children to feel comfortable with their new teachers as they will have met them in their home, where they feel most safe and confident.

On the day before nursery starts you will be invited for a play morning with all the other new children and their families. A great chance to make new friends!

All children are different and will take different times to settle. You will be encouraged to stay with your child at first and discuss with your key worker when you are ready to start leaving your child. This may even be just for 5 minutes for the first few times, to reassure your child and help them gradually get used to being at nursery.

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