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.
Beckwithshaw Primary School
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.
They have just published their 2021 New Starters video on Facebook and Twitter. You can watch the video here.
Ripley Endowed CE Primary School
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.
Willow Tree Primary School have created a new virtual tour narrated by the children to give a unique view of what life at the school in all about. You can watch the tour here. To make an appointment with the headteacher please call 01423 883551.
A little insight into Willow Tree Primary School:
A virtual trip to the bookshop for Willow Tree Primary School
Real life trips and visits might be off the cards for a while longer, but Willow Tree Primary School is determined to continue to raise the profile of reading for pleasure. Year 3 and Year 4 pupils were very lucky to receive an invite to ‘The Great Big Book Hullabaloo’ from the Little Ripon Bookshop. Each class received an exciting delivery which included top secret details for the event and a book from the author and illustrator they then got to meet virtually – Laura Ellen Anderson. Laura Ellen Anderson spoke to the excited children about her Amelia Fang books and gave them tips for developing characters in their own stories guiding them through two illustrations. They had a fantastic afternoon creating their drawings of Squashy the pumpkin for their own book cover!
Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader, Miss McCauley commented: “Author visits have previously been a regular event for us at school and we were determined that current restrictions weren’t going to stop these from happening. The children get so much out of meeting the people behind the stories they know and love. The afternoon was a huge success and it was fantastic to see the children so engaged with Laura’s talk – we can’t wait to apply what we learnt to our own illustrations and stories!”
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 email@example.com 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.
St Peters CE Primary School
Information taken from website. If you have a child that is due to start reception in September 2021 there is a virtual tour now available on their website.
Western Primary School
This year they are offering tours of the school outside of school hours. Email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org 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: