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We are a small, friendly Church of England Primary School in the heart of the village of Grassington


We may be small, but we don’t let size get in the way of our ideas or ambitions for our children. Our well designed and planned curriculum means that we meet the needs of our mixed age classes to ensure that children are all challenged and supported to be the best they can be.


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.
A breakfast club runs every day and our Federation after school club is held at our school. For up-to-date timings and options, please contact the school office for details.


Our idyllic rural location accommodates a large playground with grassed areas and outdoor stage and Reflective Garden. Younger children have access to a sheltered outdoor area and a larger grassed area, where they can enjoy a range of activities. Indoors, children feel at home in three classrooms. We have a school hall and a fantastic library, well stocked with recent and classic books.
Our Federation Pre-School is also housed on-site at Grassington.


We pride ourselves on the positive links we have within our village and local communities including regular visits to the local library and being part of village events. We have close links with our local parish church of St Michael and All Angels at Linton. We go to church regularly throughout the year for services celebrating harvest, Easter and Christmas where parents; families and other members of our community are always welcome. Ministers from other churches in and around Grassington also come into school regularly to lead our worship.

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Our vision

Working together
being a family
Building a future

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 uphold high aspirations for all our children, through our innovative and inspiring approach to teaching.

Welcome to Grassington Church of England Primary School, part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation.

We are a small, friendly Church of England Primary School with a caring ethos based upon Christian values. We may be small but we don’t let size get in the way of our ideas or ambitions for our children.

At Grassington CE 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 our school. We also run a breakfast club Monday to Thursday on our school site.

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