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Cracoe & Rylstone Church of England Primary School

Part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation
Cracoe and Rylstone Voluntary Controlled Church of England Primary School is situated in the village of Cracoe, in Upper Wharfedale, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Cracoe and Rylstone Primary School is situated in the village of Cracoe

In the beautiful Upper Wharfedale region of the Yorkshire Dales.

Welcome to Cracoe and Rylstone Church of England Primary School, part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation. We are housed in a beautiful school house, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty.

At Cracoe and Rylstone 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 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 7:45am.

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 Besharati and Mrs Boxall
Executive Headteachers


All children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and suited to their needs


Find out how to apply for your child to attend our primary school here