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 well-resourced, 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 fulfil 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, taking children into our Nursery provision from the term after they have turned age 3 and continuing that education to age 11 within four classes. We have big ambitions for our children. Our curriculum is vibrant and exciting and we maintain the highest standards in both behaviour and pupil progress. We have smaller class sizes than many schools which means that every child gains enough attention from the teacher and teaching assistant to enable them to reach their full potential. Our parents recognise that the children are lucky to gain from these adult/pupil ratios, which are favourably comparable even to independent school class sizes.  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 provide full wraparound care on our school site for all school aged children and offer a range of after school clubs.


Our latest Ofsted Inspection was in February 2015 and rated the school Good in all areas. We currently also hold the Basic Skills Quality Mark for the 7th time.


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


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 find out for yourself!


Mrs Alison Halley MA B.Ed (Hons)