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A Guide for New Parents

The staff and governors of our Christian School seek to provide a happy rich and stimulating environment in which all pupils are nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential. In all we do we seek to promote high self-esteem for everyone in our school and distinguish ourselves by the quality of care we provide to all members of the school community.

Choosing a school which will provide the best education for your child is one of the most important decisions that a parent has to make. We are delighted to welcome prospective parents and pupils to come and find out more about our excellent school, meet the Head and have a look around to see what makes Burnsall VA Primary so very special.

We are a small, Christian school where every child is valued as an individual. We encourage everyone to develop their own talents and interests as well as become proficient in the key skills. We have high standards and are proud of our pupils’ achievements. Our talented teaching team is supported by dedicated teaching assistants and specialist teachers in PE and Music. The pupils benefit from co-operative working with our Upper Wharfedale cluster of 6 local schools and with the pupils at our sister school Cracoe and Rylstone Primary, with whom we are Formally Collaborated.

Our school serves the villages of Burnsall, Barden, Drebley, Hartlington, Howgill, Skyreholme, Thorpe, Hebden, Appletreewick and their outlying areas. We also welcome families from outside this catchment area.

We extend our curriculum through the provision of a variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities. We also have access to those run at Cracoe and Rylstone School.

School opens from 8:50 in the morning with registration taking place at 9:00 and finishes at 3:30. We have two breaks during the day as well as an hour lunch break from 12:00 till 1:00. Further extended hours can be provided by our own Breakfast Club, from 8:00 till 8.50 and ‘Woosh’ after school club at Upper Wharfedale School till 6:00, for which transport is provided.

To arrange a visit or find out more, please ring 01756 720273 or email us at admin@burnsall.n-yorks.sch.uk

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