At Kettlewell 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 caring, confident and resilient young people who have a love of learning. Our small school consists of two classrooms where a well planned curriculum helps us to meet the needs of our mixed age classes and ensure that all children are both supported and challenged to achieve their full potential.
THE SCHOOL DAY
School opens at 8:30am and learning starts from the moment children enter. We also enjoy a daily assembly covering our different values. School ends at 3:00pm.
Wrap Around Care
To make life easier for parents, pupils have access to after school ‘wrap around’ care. We provide a bus to take children to our Federation after school club which is held at Grassington Primary school. For up-to-date timings and options, please contact the school office for details.
Our idyllic rural location accommodates a large playground with access to an adjacent field and a range of equipment, including a trim trail. Younger children have continuous access to a sheltered outdoor area, where they can enjoy a range of activities. Indoors, children feel at home in two, traditional classrooms full of character. We have a school hall and a library, well stocked with recent and classic books. We have our very own forest school on site and always make the most of the outdoor learning opportunities it provides. We happily share this amazing resource with other schools in the Federation.
We pride ourselves on the positive links we have within our village and local communities. We maintain close links with the community in Kettlewell; utilising the Village Hall for productions and have close links to St. Mary’s Church in the village too.
being a family
Building a future
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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 Kettlewell Primary School, part of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation.
At Kettlewell 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.
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!
Free home to school transport is provided throughout Upper Wharfedale, Langstrothdale and Littondale for all children living more than 2 miles from school. 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..
Our teachers 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 schools and we hope you can see why.
Mrs Claire Greenwood & Mr Chris Parkhouse