Headteacher's Welcome Message

Headteacher’s Welcome Message

Welcome to Skelton Community Primary School. We are a small, friendly primary school set in a spacious, light and modern building with lovely grounds on the outskirts of the wonderful city of York. At Skelton we are proud of our pupils and staff and the positive atmosphere they create. Our aim is to create a place where children are inspired to learn and achieve to the very best of their ability. Our school is warm and welcoming and we take great pride in our stimulating learning environment. Our children love coming to school. They feel safe, develop strong friendships, have fun and have the confidence to explore new challenges.  Throughout their time with us, children are continually encouraged to aim high in order to fulfill their potential. We believe very strongly in working closely with parents and carers who provide so much essential encouragement and security to enable children to thrive during their early years at school.

We’re a small primary school from 4-11 with a roll of 80 in 2016, but we have big ambitions for our children. We have very favourable small class sizes and well trained staff. Our smallest class is our current reception class with only 11 children, we have two classes of 20 and 21 respectively and our largest class has 28 children. Our parents appreciate that when their child is in smaller class they get more individual attention and more bespoke personalised learning. We’re proud of the community we serve and we welcome input from local businesses, organisations and partnerships with other schools to enrich the learning process. We work in close collaboration with Skelton Squirrels voluntary pre-school (age 2-4) and York Childcare (wrap around care) who operate from our site.

Our latest Ofsted Inspection was in February 2015 and rated the school Good in all areas. We also recently received the Basic Skills Quality Mark for the 4th time.

Our children go on to study at a variety of secondary schools. Most recently most have progressed to Manor CE Academy, Easingwold and Canon Lee.

Enjoy browsing our site to find out more, but please do make an appointment to come and meet us all and see the school in action, we look forward to meeting you and answering all your questions!

In our little school everyone’s a somebody! Come and see for yourself!

Mrs Alison Halley MA B.Ed (Hons)