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Welcome to our school website. I hope that you enjoy reading through the pages and the site easy to navigate to find the page and information that you are looking for.

"Growing and learning Together - Settle Church of England Primary School is a place where all children are loved, valued and flourish to achieve their potential" and we have clear aims and values which we proudly promote throughout the school (please see PDF - AIms and Values below)

Settle Church of England Primary is a forward thinking, dynamic school that currently caters for children ages 3-11. We have approximately 200 pupils on roll , including Nursery Provision for up to 26 pupils. We are currently in a formal federation partnership with Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School and I am in the fortunate position of being in the role of shared, Executive Headteacher.

Settle CE Primary school has a strong Christian ethos and prides itself on it's Care and Guidance and promoting Christian Values.  As a Christian School we have a strong focus on promoting  fairness, treating others as you would like to be treated, demonstrating a capacity for forgiveness and respecting other faiths, beliefs and cultures.

In our Federation we greatly value the relationships we form with our children and families and the role we have in supporting our local communities.We always expect the children to come first in any decision making and for them to always be treated with respect, empathy and kindness.  We work hard to provide an extensive range of opportunities for the children and seek to provide a broad and extensive curriculum provision though our Curriculum for Life opportunities. We want all our children to feel safe, to enjoy learning and to develop as confident strong individuals.

Creative, Critical and Positive thinking provides the essence of our curriculum at Settle CE Primary. We strive for high academic standards but believe that education does not always mean qualification. Children who come to our school will be encouraged to develop life skills (cooking,  first aid, financial management, self defence, STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) and personal well being attributes that include resilience and self mastery.

We are a lead school for Computing and became a CAS Hub provider in 2019. We have considerable expertise in STEM Teaching and are a Rolls-Royce National Finalist . From over 2000 entries we were awarded National Recognition as the Rolls-Royce Employees Choice Award Winning School in November 2018. In 2019 we were awarded the NFU Farmvention Award and again were national finalists for our STEM work in 2020. 

We have a very successful Early Years Foundation Stage (teacher led Nursery and Reception) and we offer eligible working families 30 hours of free childcare on site as well as a breakfast club (open from 7.30am) , after school club (3.30-5.30pm) and holiday club (Easter and Summer) for busy parents at family friendly, very affordable prices. 
   
The school offers a wide range of sporting activities and were one of the first schools in North Yorkshire to be awarded the Sports Premium Award (2016) for exemplary provision. Our school has been a lead representative for sports in regional competition with our children gaining regional and national success in rugby, netball, athletics, hockey, Judo, golf and cross country running. 

Our school takes a a proactive lead with outdoor learning opportunities too, making the most of our location in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and offering annual residential provision to Year 6 pupils in London and Year 5 pupils in the Peak District.

Our aim is to ensure that both schools are pupil and parent friendly - there is no 'them and us'. I expect us to all work together, sharing a mutual respect and desire to always do the right thing for the School and it's children. We are rightly focused on academic success but believe also that the promotion of key life skills and the offering of an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum is equally important.

We are a small school but alongside our partner school Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary we  have BIG ambitions and want our children to have the very best start in life.

For those wishing to apply for a place at the school, please note that applications all need to go through the County Admissions Service and this can be done by following the link: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/apply-place-primary-or-secondary-school

Thank you you for visiting our site and for showing an interest in our school.

With best wishes

Mr Richard Wright
Executive Headteacher