Welcome to Burnsall Primary School
We are housed in a beautiful 16th century school house, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty. Accommodating children from the wider local area, our small school consists of three classrooms where, through an exciting and stimulating curriculum, our children are taught to strive for excellence.
THE SCHOOL DAY
School opens at 8:45am and learning starts from the moment children enter, even in the playful 15 minutes before classes begin. We also enjoy daily Collective Worship covering different Christian values. School ends at 3:30pm.
Wrap Around Care
To make life easier for parents, pupils have access to both before and after school ‘wrap around’ care. We run a breakfast club on a need basis at Burnsall and children are taken by bus to our Federation-wide after school club at Grassington Primary.
Our idyllic rural location accommodates a large playground with access to a range of equipment in our large outdoor shed. We have planters in which we grow our own fruit and vegetables. Younger children have a large garden area, partially covered, where they can enjoy a range of activities. Indoors, children feel at home in three large, traditional classrooms full of character. We have a school hall and a library, well stocked with recent and classic books. We also have access to the village hall and a nearby playing field which we use regularly in the summer months.
THE LOCAL CHURCH
We pride ourselves on the positive links we have within our village and local communities. Our alliance with The Church of St. Wilfrid’s is very important to us. This has ensured that Christian beliefs are at the heart of the school’s work. The school holds Christmas, Easter and Harvest Services at the church. We welcome members of our local church communities to deliver collective worship to the children.
being a family
Building a future
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Our vision is to help each child flourish into a caring, confident and resilient young person who has a love of learning. We uphold high aspirations for all our children, through our innovative and inspiring approach to teaching.
Welcome to Burnsall Primary School, part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation. We are housed in a beautiful 16th century school house, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Accommodating children from the wider local area, our small school consists of three classrooms where through an exciting and stimulating curriculum, our children are taught to strive for excellence.
Founded in 1602 by William Craven, our beautiful school building has been used to educate children for more than 400 years.
At Burnsall Primary School we encourage children to immerse themselves in learning opportunities that inspire them. We are passionate about nurturing children so that they flourish into a caring, confident and resilient young person who has a love of learning.
Our core Christian values of ‘love, kindness, forgiveness, thankfulness and trust’ are at the heart of our school and underpin a culture that enable our children to know they are of immense worth.
As part of The Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation, we benefit from being part of an outward looking organisation and have opportunities to learn collaboratively and access specialist teaching beyond an individual school’s scope. Pupils come together at least once a week with peers from their own year group to access specialist teaching in subjects such as PE, music and French.
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of our children. We work hard to know every child, to know their strengths, interests and next steps, so that learning is always challenging and exciting.
The staff and Governors are unwavering in their commitment to children’s learning within our federation. The curriculum encourages children to discover, explore and create. We understand that memorable learning is learning that lasts. We offer a wide school curriculum that ignites a love of learning which will last a lifetime – see our curriculum pages!
Extended hours can be provided through UWPF After School Club at Grassington Primary. Pupils are transported to the after school free of charge in our federation mini bus. We also run a daily breakfast club on site from 8am.
Our teachers, across the federation, meet at least once a week to drive, support and challenge each other to be the best they can be – to make a difference in the lives of the children. We are proud of our school and we hope you can see why.
Mrs Claire Greenwood & Mr Chris Parkhouse