Each year, we produce a list of primary school open days. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, many schools are unable to offer open days as they use to, but are providing virtual open days, or private tours instead. We’ve listed them below and you can also find details of school open days on our website here.
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they are due to start primary school in September 2021. The primary school application round is not open yet – it will open no later than 12 October 2020 and the deadline to apply is 15 January 2021. You will be able to apply here once applications are open.
The North Yorkshire Council also have some great resources online to help you through the application process.
Guiding you through the admissions process
Help filling in the form, preferencing schools, what to do if you are moving house, and other special circumstances that might affect your application.
**All details are correct at time of writing but please check with the school directly, we will update the TBC schools as soon as we receive information!***
All Saints CE School, Kirkby Overblow
Due to the current circumstances we will not be holding an open day this year. Instead Mrs Andrews, our Headteacher, will be giving individual tours of the external areas of our lovely village school. Please email our school office to arrange an appointment or call 01423 872491.
As we are unable to offer our traditional Open Day this year, we would like to invite you to book an individual visit with our Headteacher who will take you on a tour of the school to see what Beckwithshaw has to offer and meet our dedicated team. Please call the school office to arrange a convenient date and time. We will conduct these visits once this lockdown period has ended and current guidelines will be adhered to.
We offer forward thinking village education for your child, we all believe we are ‘Learning to learn…Learning for life.’
· A rural setting
· Small class sizes
· Outdoor play and activities
· Rich varied curriculum
· Enrichment day programme
· Wrap around care
· Easily accessible with good transport links
This year there won’t be an open day but the Head Teacher will be doing tours of the school, 1 family at a time. Parents just need to call the school and we will book them in at a convenient time for them.
Most of the tour will be outdoors but we will be able to safely tour parts of the inside of school, looking at the hall and libraries as these areas are not being used by the children at this time. Although we cannot go into classes, we can see into them as we tour inside. We would encourage adults only to attend, to help us maintain our corona-safety rules.
Prospective parents can also look at our webpage which includes a video of their Reception Classroom and outdoor space.
To book your tour please call 01423 563760.
Follifoot & Spofforth Church of England Primary Schools
They will be holding personalised visits for anyone thinking of joining their Federation family. Please contact either school office to arrange a visit anytime this term.
Both schools warmly welcome children from their villages, as well as Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby. All children in their Federation benefit from starting school life in Spofforth School’s Early Years class with its fantastic outdoor provisions. Please see their new Federation website for further details.
As we are unable to offer our traditional Open Day this year, we would like to invite you to book an individual visit with our Headteacher who will take you on a tour of the school to see what Ripley Endowed CE Primary School has to offer and meet our dedicated team. Please call the school office to arrange a convenient date and time. We will conduct these visits once this lockdown period has ended and current guidelines will be adhered to.
A small school that celebrates everyone’s talents. We Offer:
· Idyllic village setting
· Small class sizes
· Strong links with the village community, church, and farm
· Beautiful Grounds, Forest School, access to Castle grounds
· Enrichment Programme
· Wrap around Care
· Good transport links
Come along to one of our open days to see what Ripley has to offer and meet our devoted team.
At Rossett Acre Primary School, children are at the heart of everything we do. Our welcoming and friendly environment is complemented by high quality teaching and learning experiences, enveloped within an inclusive and meaningful curriculum where each individual child’s achievements are valued and celebrated. Our strong sense of community and commitment to nurture enables children to grow and develop to be successful, resilient lifelong learners, well-prepared for life now and in the future.
Our Ethos is driven by the Rossett Acre 3Cs of cultivating Curiosity, our unwavering commitment to Challenge at all levels and our recognition of the importance of our Community. This year we are unable to offer our usual Open Day visits. We would like to invite prospective families to view our Virtual School Tour to get a flavour of, and a brief introduction to our fantastic school.
At Rossett Acre we believe in Excellence and Happiness for All, and we offer:
– A warm, friendly and welcoming school community
– Extensive grounds with lots of space to play and learn
– Open plan Early Years classrooms with access to outdoor learning
– An inclusive environment
– A dedicated Nurture Team
– Onsite wraparound care
For more information please contact the school office.
by Monday 7th December and they will provide full details of how you can join this event.
If you’re unable to attend, Willow Tree are also offering personal appointments via phone or Zoom so please get in touch to arrange an appointment. They have also enlisted the help of the best people to showcase what they have to offer in their new virtual tour video. Narrated by the children, it gives a unique view of what life at Willow Tree Primary School in all about. You can watch the tour here.
The tour will include a visit to the classrooms, computer suite, library and outdoor provision. Prospective parents can also look at our website, which includes more information about our Reception Classroom and outdoor space.
The tours will be conducted one family at a time. All visits must be pre booked and we would encourage adults only to attend to help us maintain Covid-19 guidance.
If neither of these dates are convenient for you, please contact the school to see if we are able to arrange a visit for a time and date convenient for you.
Bilton Grange Primary School
They will be holding ‘live’ virtual open days. You can choose from two dates:
Saturday 7th November, 2020 at 10am
Saturday 5th December, 2020 at 10am
To take part in please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01423 502375 and they will email you a link to join the event
Grove Road Community Primary School
Information taken from website. They will be welcoming visits to school from prospective Reception Class parents, from October in the year prior to admission in September. please contact the school to arrange an appointment on 01423 506060.
Hampshwaite Church of England Primary School
North Rigton CE Primary School
Due to the current circumstances we will not be holding an open day this year. Instead Mrs Andrews, our Headteacher, will be giving individual tours of the external areas of our lovely village school. Please email our school office to arrange an appointment or call 01423 734540.
Oatlands Infant School
updated 30/09/2020. Virtual tours will be taking place this year. Information will be available on their website in the next couple of weeks.
Pannal Primary School
With all the current Covid restrictions, usual visits will not be possible but we are working out ways for you to get enough information about our school to help you to make your decision.
Please complete the form and we will be in touch with more information.
Information taken from website. They are holding our individual visits from after half term (November 2020) Please phone the school office to book on 01423 508552.
Western Primary School
This year they are offering tours of the school outside of school hours. Email the office on email@example.com to book a place. Tours are taking place on Thursdays and Mondays throughout October at 4pm and 4.45pm. If possible, it is preferable to have only one family member per visit.
There are also a great selection of private schools in the area: