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.

If you are considering choosing Kettlewell Primary School for your son/daughter, please read come and take a closer look and to see us in action. Contact our administrator, Mrs Addyman to make an appointment.

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, Computing, Swimming and French. Peripatetic music teachers are available for guitar, piano, harmonica, singing and other instruments on request.

In addition to the specialist teaching, the children benefit from learning with the other three local schools in the federation, particularly for team sports and shared trips.

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.

At Kettlewell Primary School, children are taught in small mixed aged classes. Each Key Stage has its own classroom and our dedicated KS1 and KS2 teachers and teaching assistants.

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 ‘Awesome Owls’ After School Club at Cracoe Village Hall. We also run a daily breakfast club.

Free home to school transport is provided throughout Upper Wharfedale, Langstrothdale and Littondale for all children living more than 2 miles from school.

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.

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To arrange a visit or find out more, please ring on 01756 760280 or email us at admin@kettlewell.n-yorks.sch.uk

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