Grassington 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.

Grassington Church of England (VC) Primary School is located in the centre of the village of Grassington, the hub of the beautiful Upper Wharfedale region of the Yorkshire Dales.

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

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