Burnsall Primary School

Part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation

Be the light

Our vision is to help each child flourish into a caring, confident and resilient young person who has a love of learning.

We do this through our shared values: love, kindness, forgiveness, thankfulness and trust. We uphold high aspirations for all our children, through our innovative and inspiring approach to teaching and learning.

Burnsall VA Primary School is situated in the picturesque village of Burnsall, adjacent to the River Wharfe in the beautiful Upper Wharfedale region of the Yorkshire Dales.

Founded in 1602 by William Craven, our beautiful school building has been used to educate children for more than 400 years.

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.

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
Executive Co-Headteachers

Discover, explore and create... little people have big adventures at our pre-school