A Guide for New Parents

Choosing a school which will provide the best education for your child is one of the most important decisions that a parent has to make.

We are delighted to welcome prospective parents and pupils to come and find out more about our excellent school, meet the Headteacher and have a look around to see what makes Cracoe & Rylstone Primary so very special.

We are a small, Christian school family where every child matters and is valued as an individual. We encourage everyone to develop their own talents and interests as well as become proficient in the basic key skills.

Our talented teaching team is supported by hard-working and committed teaching assistants  and specialist teachers in PE, Music. French, Computing and for the older children, swimming. Peripatetic music teachers are also available for tuition in guitar/ukelele, keyboard,  strings and voice.

The pupils benefit from close links with the community and especially with  the Church, as well as co-operative working within the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation especially for weekly PE lessons, French, music, swimming and shared visits.

We enrich our curriculum through the provision of a variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities. We currently offer after-school Sports, Choir, Knitting and Gardening Clubs. Extended hours are also provided by our breakfast club and after school club.

We aim for each child to leave our school happy, fulfilled and well prepared for the next stage of their education.

We are very lucky to have a selection of excellent secondary schools locally. Our pupils usually attend either Upper Wharfedale Secondary School, Ermysted’s Grammar School (for boys) in Skipton, or Skipton Girl’s High School. Pupils may be entered for the entrance exams to attend the Skipton  Grammar Schools as they enter Year 6. Follow these links to find out further information about our local secondary schools from their own websites.

Our annual pupil admission number is 7. If you would like a place, please contact the school office (see details at top and bottom of this page) and North Yorkshire County Council (http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/schooladmissions) to complete an admission form.

To arrange a visit or find out more, please ring Helena Washinton on 01756 730259 or email us at admin@cracoerylstone.n-yorks.sch.uk

Admissions Information
Prospectus 2018 (PDF)
School Policies
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Special Education Needs SEND REPORT
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