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Welcome to Burnt Yates Primary School

Our thriving school has an excellent reputation for educating ‘the whole child’; indeed in its most recent inspection report it was said that the children were ‘inspired by wonder’. This is due, in no small part, to the outstanding grounds with which the school is blessed, with the children having access to an enormous playing field, a wood, a paddock, extensive playgrounds, a bible garden, outside classroom and sensory garden of peace and remembrance. Our experienced staff work with the children aiming to extend and support every child’s learning so that each individual reaches their full potential. Our standards and expectations are high; we want children to achieve their very best whilst enjoying their time at school.

The Admiral Long Foundation, set up to fund the school in 1760, finally saw its project to educate the children of the area, ‘a wild and unruly bunch’, come to fruition with the opening of the first school building in 1764. Over 250 years later the school still occupies part of the original building, although there have been numerous additions and alterations along the way. In fact, last Autumn saw further improvements, with the addition of an outside toilet. Over the years numbers of pupils have fluctuated and at the moment the school has 19 pupils aged between 4 and 11.  We currently have capacity to accept additional children throughout the school. If you are interested in looking around the school you would be most welcome to come and visit.

School is very well equipped and children have access to the most up to date resources for IT, Sport and Science. It is also a strategic partner in the recently established Dale Alliance Teaching School, working collaboratively with the other schools in the Nidderdale cluster of primary schools to share expertise and resources.

The school has a very supportive ‘Friends of Burnt Yates School’ run by parents, which fundraises and organises social functions for children and parents.


Starting school is a very important time for both you and your child. With your support we aim to  make it a happy, smooth and rewarding experience. A child’s first impression of school should be  positive and, wherever possible, we prefer children to visit the School before they are admitted, so  that they may get to know the building and their teachers.

Children start our School in September at the beginning of the academic year in which they become five years old. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age in that school year, and can request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.

Children may be admitted from other schools throughout the school year, if places are available.  Application should be made online via  the Local Authority Common Preference form or in – year common  preference form. Completed forms should be returned online to the Local Area Education Office.

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