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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website. I hope that you enjoy reading through the pages and the site easy to navigate to find the page and information that you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

"Growing and learning Together - Settle Church of England Primary School is a place where all children are loved, valued and flourish to achieve their potential".  

Settle Church of England Primary is a forward thinking, dynamic school that currently caters for children ages 3-11. We have approximately 200 pupils on roll , including Nursery Provision for up to 26 pupils. We are currently in a formal federation partnership with Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School and I am in the fortunate position of being in the role of shared, Executive Headteacher.Our two school governing bodies became formally Federated in July 2019 with our first AGM taking place in October 2019.

Settle CE Primary school has a strong Christian ethos and prides itself on it's Care and Guidance and promoting Christian Values.  As a Christian School we have a strong focus on promoting  fairness, treating others as you would like to be treated, demonstrating a capacity for forgiveness and respecting other faiths, beliefs and cultures.

In our Federation we greatly value the relationships we form with our children and families and the role we have in supporting our local communities.We always expect the children to come first in any decision making and for them to always be treated with respect, empathy and kindness.  We work hard to provide an extensive range of opportunities for the children and seek to provide a broad and extensive curriculum provision though our Curriculum for Life opportunities. We want all our children to feel safe, to enjoy learning and to develop as confident strong individuals.

Creative, Critical and Positive thinking provides the essence of our curriculum at Settle CE Primary. We strive for high academic standards but believe that education does not always mean qualification. Children who come to our school will be encouraged to develop life skills (cooking,  first aid, financial management, self defence, STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) and personal well being attributes that include resilience and self mastery.

We are a lead school for Computing and became a CAS Hub provider in 2019. We have considerable expertise in STEM Teaching and are a Rolls-Royce National Finalist . From over 2000 entries we were awarded National Recognition as the Rolls-Royce Employees Choice Award Winning School in November 2018. In 2019 we were awarded the NFU Farmvention Award and again were national finalists for our STEM work. Our consistently good track record has meant that we have been invited to contribute to  the Parliamentary Review in 2020 to share our good practice with schools nationally.

We have a very successful Early Years Foundation Stage (teacher led Nursery and Reception) and we offer eligible working families 30 hours of free childcare on site as well as a breakfast club (open from 7.30am) , after school club (3.30-5.30pm) and holiday club (Easter and Summer) for busy parents at family friendly, very affordable prices. 
The school offers a wide range of sporting activities and were one of the first schools in North Yorkshire to be awarded the Sports Premium Award (2016) for exemplary provision. We were also one of the first Primary Schools in the country to be awarded  an RFU Rugby Schools Award  (2012) and the first school to receive Yorkshire Spirit of Rugby Award (2016). Our school is a lead representative for sports in regional competition with our children gaining regional and national success in rugby, netball, athletics, hockey, Judo, golf and cross country running. Currently we operate a weekly sports program with Kirkby-in-Malhamdale and Giggleswick Independent School to offer specialised coaching opportunities and competitive festivals for the children. We also engage in the local North Craven Sports Partnership to offer a range sporting competitive events all year round.

Our school takes a a proactive lead with outdoor learning opportunities too, making the most of our location in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and offering annual residential provision to Year 6 pupils in London and Year 5 pupils in the Peak District.

Our aim is to ensure that both schools are pupil and parent friendly - there is no 'them and us'. I expect us to all work together, sharing a mutual respect and desire to always do the right thing for the School and it's children. We are rightly focused on academic success but believe also that the promotion of key life skills and the offering of an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum is equally important. We are a small school but alongside our partner school Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary we  have BIG ambitions and want our children to have the very best start in life.

Thank you you for visiting our site and for showing an interest in our school.

With best wishes

Mr Richard Wright
Executive Headteacher

Further information required?

  • To make initial contact with the school please contact our admin team via the school secretary, Mrs Rachel Ogden, on 01729 822019
  • To follow the link to our latest Ofsted Report please click below: 


  • To apply for a place at Settle CE Primary School please click on the link below to North Yorkshire admissions:


  • For our SIAM Inspection Report please refer to the Church page located in the Menu under the title 'Activities' 

Latest news

Settle Primary School hosted a fun Science Day with partner school Kirkby Malham Primary - there were activities and workshops provided throughout the whole day and it was great to ... Read more

Year 6 had a great time at Crucial Crew - many thanks to all who contributed to this important event.Read more

Children have been involved in making their own Yorkshire Willow sculptures to enhance the outdoor area at school. They have done an amazing job!Read more

A big thank you to all the children and parents who supported the school during our Remembrance Service Presentation on Sunday - it is much appreciated. The children were amazing!Read more

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We now have our very own orienteering course around the school - many thanks to Olly for his expertise in setting this up, It's fabulous and we now have multiple ... Read more

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Our Code Club returns on Tuesday 19th November with our Master Teacher Mrs Helen Wright - open initially to pupils in Year 5 /6. Please return the slip to reserve your place.Read more

A big thank you to all who supported our school Settle Lights Performance - it was a great night for the town and the children were amazing! Well done!Read more

A big thanks to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring our Christmas Pantomime for the children today - it was fabulous and the children had an amazing time! Many thanks!!Read more

Lara the Cow Assembly - many thanks to the wonderful staff from Arla for delivering this tremendous engineering assembly for our children. Many of our ...Read more

STEM - Farmvention National Finalists 2020!!! The only school in the country to receive three national awards for STEM in each of the last three ...Read more

The school is currently advertising for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant - please find documents attached. Please note that we are seeking an experienced practitioner who has a proven track ... Read more

We look forward to upgrading to a new website in the early autumn, which hopefully will be easier to navigate on mobile devices and which will affiliate with our partner ... Read more

Please find attached a copy of our Settle News with details regarding staggered start and finish times for September - these are temporary times and are subject to ongoing review. ... Read more

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