Welcome to Sicklinghall Community Primary School

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Sicklinghall Community Primary School. We are a small, friendly village school, situated in an idyllic location in the village of Sicklinghall, close to the borders of North and West Yorkshire, and within two miles of the market town of Wetherby. Our school building is light and spacious and provides excellent facilities in which our children can flourish. Our premises currently include a library, an outdoor area for the Foundation Stage children, a large playing field with a ‘trim trail’, shelter and a wildlife area in addition to brand new classrooms, equipped for learning in the 21st Century.

We are an inclusive school that develops independence, responsibility, kindness and good manners. Although small in size we offer a BIG curriculum, including French for all our children, specialist sports coaching and Creative Arts activities. We have a clear understanding of how children learn and continually strive to provide the best possible conditions to facilitate this.  We acknowledge that we live in a changing world and that we need to prepare our children for tomorrow’s needs. Consequently, we not only place fundamental value on the traditional 3Rs, but also on the 3Rs of the 21st century: resourcefulness (the ability to organise one’s own learning), reflectiveness (the ability to think about and evaluate one’s own learning), and resilience (the ability to try several strategies and skills in order to succeed).  

We hope you find this website informative and useful. If you would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to telephone to arrange an appointment.

Yours sincerely,

Mr M Shillito                Mrs Z Moon

Headteacher               Chair of Governing Board

Parents/Carers may request a paper copy of any document or piece of information contained within this website free of charge. If you would like to make such a request, please contact Mrs King in the school office and a copy will be made available to you within 5 working days.

Latest News

What an absolutely brilliant show 'Mystery at Magpie Manor' was! It had a little bit of everything- great acting, humour, super dancing, fantastic singing and a great storyline. The packed house enjoyed every minute of the performance and the superstars of the show received rapturous applause to round off a ... Read more

We invite prospective parents and carers to visit us on our 'Open Day' on Wednesday 16th November from 9:30 to 11:00 and from 1:30 to 3:00. There is also an opportunity to visit Sicklinghall Village Pre-School from 9:30 to 11am. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and ... Read more

We all had a fantastic time on the Silver Birch Y2/3 Sleepover! We made our tea, ate ice-cream, enjoyed a nature walk, watched a DVD in our PJs, went go-karting, did archery, tackled our very own Krypton Factor course and ate some more. All in just under two days! We ... Read more

Sicklinghall's Kwik Cricket team enjoyed a fantastic day out at the annual Village Kwik Cricket Tournament at Spofforth. We came second in our pool, narrowly losing one game after winning our first comfortably. In the 5th/6th playoff game, we played very well and beat our opponents to claim 5th place ... Read more

Drama Club performed a fantastic version of Wind in the Willows at Harrogate Theatre on July 12th. An enthusiastic and very proud audience enjoyed every minute of the performance, which was confident, animated and full of talented acting! We were very proud of our drama club members and they very ... Read more

On the day before we broke up for Easter, the whole school enjoyed a fantastic afternoon at the 'Daffodil Tea'. Our parents, carers and grandparents came in for a cream tea and, shortly afterwards, we all took to the playground to begin our Easter Egg Hunt. We worked brilliantly as ... Read more

The day had finally arrived. After a long and patient wait, our pupils eagerly put on their coats and headed outside for a rare outdoor assembly (particularly rare in February!) The reason for this assembly was to officially open our new Trim Trail. Our special guest was former Chair of ... Read more

See the Photo Gallery here! On Friday 29th January, Year 6 pupils from Sicklinghall and Goldsborough embarked upon an epic school trip... to London and back in a day! Sleepy faces arrived at Goldsborough at 7:15am, laden with packed lunches, packed teas, drinks and possibly a Haribo or two. Our ... Read more

Friday 22nd January was a very special day for our school choir. Not content with having performed in the Royal Hall and Harrogate International Centre, our collaborative choir set their sights on the Sheffield Arena and the Young Voices 20th Anniversary Concert. What an exceptional day it was! We began ... Read more

What a fantastic evening we had at the Harrogate International Centre on Saturday 12th December. Accompanied by Harrogate Symphony Orchestra and singing alongside schools from Knaresborough and Harrogate, our choir represented Sicklinghall brilliantly. Audience participation was central to the evening's fun but parents and carers in attendance will agree that ... Read more

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