Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Spofforth Primary School
School playground

Spofforth School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School administered by the Local Education Authority of North Yorkshire County Council.

James Tripp, Rector of Spofforth, founded the school in 1847 and a stone plaque above one of the old cloakroom doors commemorates his death in 1879. The main building was constructed at about this time.

During the 1960’s, with the expansion of the village, the schoolhouse was amalgamated into the main building and additional classrooms were constructed. The school expanded further with the closure of Kirk Deighton School in 1993 and we now welcome children from the surrounding area for whom transport is provided by NYCC.

A new school hall and link buildings were constructed in 1998; the hall has been equipped thanks to the generosity of the PTA and other village organisations.

The creation of an additional classroom in the form of a mezzanine floor in the Victorian school building has created much needed extra space and facilitated further ICT provision for classes.

Exciting developments in grounds have included an activity trim trail and quiet garden area. In January 2009 the Foundation stage Unit opened for Nursery age children.

We warmly welcome visits to our school which can be arranged through Mrs Moor in the school office.

Visit our website: http://www.spofforth.n-yorks.sch.uk/

Contact us

Spofforth Church of England Primary School
School Lane
North Yorkshire 

t: 01937 590655
f: 01937 591078
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Head Teacher: Mr Paul Griffiths

Primary School Sporting Success

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Many congratulations to all the members of Class Four who recently took part in and won the School Sports Partnership Indoor Athletics Challenge.  The children enjoyed a morning of sporting activity including long jump, hurdles and speed bouncing in the sports hall at Harrogate High School.  They competed against children from other local Primary schools and came out as overall winners.  Well done!!

Learning from the experts

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The children from Class Threein Spofforth School were visited by two local chiropractors from the Advanced Health Chiropractor Clinic in Harrogate.  They learnt about all different bones and how they work in their bodies and were taught how to care for their bones and bodies through correct diet and exercise.  They learnt about the role of a chiropractor and enjoyed their hands-on work with a life size skeleton!  Many thanks to Elena and Debra for their time. 

Carol singing at the Castle

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Spofforth Primary School and St Aiden' High School in Harrogate came together last Friday for a community carol singing event.  This was the first of its kind which took place in the Castle Ruins.  Members of the St Aiden's Brass Band accompanied children from Spofforth School as well as parents and members of the local community as they sang a range of Christmas Carols in the ruins. Headteacher Paul Griffiths said "It was incredibly atmospheric singing in the Castle ruins.  We are so lucky having a resource like the Castle on our door step"
Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:58

Spofforth beats 64 schools to be crowned swimming champions

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First of all they won the school sports partnership swimming gala at Harrogate High School. After winning that they competed in the Harrogate Town Cluster Winners Final, which they also won. Then they competed against the winners from the Nidderdale, Knaresborough and Ripon clusters.

Spofforth emerged as champions and were presented with a shield and certificates.

A total of 64 schools took part in the competitions.

Headteacher Paul Griffiths described the final as a "thrilling race".

He said: "For a small school to see off competition from so many other larger schools was a real achievement.

"I am incredibly proud of the children. They really enjoy their swimming sessions and have worked incredibly hard.

"It was a team effort over a number of weeks. As well as displaying tremendous ability and effort in the pool they represented their school superbly well showing excellent sportsmanship throughout all the competitions."

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:00

Spofforth School News

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On your bike! In October children from Year Six took part in 'Bikeability' cycle training.  The children received two days of tuition both in school and around the village.  As well as the practical lessons they had to complete theory on the highway code.  They learnt valuable lessons about how to care for their bikes and stay safe on the road.  Well done to all the children who took part!

Ambassadors - we are pleased to introduce our three school ambassadors for the year - Holly Roberts, Louie Greer and Joe Johnson.  The three will represent our school at meetings with other schools as well as undertake work with pupils from our own school on school improvements. 

A date for your diaries - Friday 9th December 'Carols at the Castle Ruins'.  2.15pm and everyone is welcome!

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