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Welcome to Askwith Primary School

About Us

A warm welcome to all visiting our school website.

We are a village school near Otley and Ilkley with a core purpose of providing excellence for all within a happy, calm and caring environment. Our strong family ethos is reflected in how our pupils show care and concern for each other. Our pupils make a strong start to their education which they build upon as they move through the school; expectations and standards are high for all pupils. Not surprisingly, our school has been consistently judged ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED.

 

We strongly believe that our safe, well-structured learning culture, which promotes a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle, has developed from strong partnerships between parents, staff and governors.

We are totally committed to continually improving teaching and learning across a broad and balanced curriculum; fostering our pupils’ personal development and love of learning is our passion and in recognition of our long-term success, we became one of the first cohort of National Teaching Schools in September 2011.

 

On the 1st August 2015, Askwith Primary School converted to an academy and was one of the three founding members of Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust with Harrogate Bilton Grange and Lothersdale Primary School. Further details are provided on the YCAT website.

 

A large proportion of our pupils come from beyond our catchment area. Prospective parents are very welcome to contact the school office for further information, to arrange a ‘COVID safe’ tour of the school or to discuss your child’s needs.

 

Please now continue by reading our Learning Culture

Please now continue by reading our Curriculum Policy documents:

 

 

Further Information 

You will be able to find copies of recent letters to parents and carers here and general information about the school here. We hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts - Winners!

 

Well done to the children who took part in the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Competition in the ‘Choral Speaking’ category. We are proud to say that they won 1st prize for their wonderful performance of an alternative Little Red Riding Hood!

Don Parker OBE

I am delighted to be able to share some wonderful news with you all. Mr Don Parker, one of our school governors who was also headteacher of this school and previous CEO of YCAT (although he continues to work for our Trust), has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours List for Services to Education in North Yorkshire! This honour is truly deserved and we are very proud that his long, dedicated service to pupils in North Yorkshire has been recognised. 

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