Settle CE Primary School is a Local Authority state maintained primary school and has provision for pupils age 3-11 years. The school is classed as a 'small primary school' as it has approximately 200 pupils on roll.The school is part oof a federated arrangement with Kirkby Malham Primary School and from July 2019 both schools are served by one governing body with representatives from both school communities.
The Executive Headteacher is Mr Richard Wright, who has served both schools in a headteacher capacity since his appointment in April 2001 at Kirkby Malham Primary and at Settle Primary from 2004. Mr Wright became Executive Headteacher of both schools in September 2018.
The school has had seven Ofsted inspections between the two schools under Mr Wright's leadership and each one has been successful.
Currently both Settle and Kirkby Malham Primary School are classed as at least GOOD in all areas and over the years there have been significant areas of outstanding strength that have been recognised.
Of special note at Settle Primary is our strong leadership team, caring ethos and proactive support of pupils with special educational needs and disability. We have also celebrated outstanding provision in the Early Years and been praised for our comprehensive, much valued wrap around care provision.
Our teaching and learning standards have consistently been at least on a par with National standards since 2004 and where there are any areas for development the Headteacher and school team (governors, teachers and support staff) are quick to put things right. (Please see the SAT results page for an analysis of current school performance).
Settle CE Primary School is a happy school with valued parent-school relations and is generally considered to be one of the best primary schools in the North Yorkshire County as well as one of the most popular in the North Craven Area.