Welcome to our school 

Welcome to our great school! And a great school it is, not only because of the recognition it receives but because the children at the school achieve great things.

I am privileged to be the head teacher of a school which has an extraordinary staff team who work seamlessly with massively committed parents. The very high standards we achieve in all areas emerge very naturally from this effective partnership.

As with all effective organisations, the school evolves and develops its philosophies and practices over time and continues its never ending quest for child centred education.  Please also see the policies that help shape our ideals for more information. 

Visitors to our school invariably comment on the ethos of the school ("warm and welcoming" and "respectful") and the manner in which the pupils are engaged in their learning. Our pupils smile a lot even when the very best outcomes are asked of them.

Mark Cotton

Head Teacher   




Castle Howard Triathlon

Congratulations to Alex Poulston, who came first in the boys' triathlon with a time of 22.09 minutes and Emma Poulston - who came first in the girls with a time of 26.19 minutes.
The Triathlon comprised a 100m swim, followed by a 4km cycle and finished with a 1300m run.

Alex has also won the North West Triathlon Series covering all the triathlon clubs in the North West of England and Emma has finished in second place, despite racing against girls who are a year older than her.

Remarkable achievements from these two young athletes - success such as this is testimony to tremendous commitment. We are very proud of them.

A school with a difference...

School Reminders 


We are constantly monitoring safeguarding procedures, please note that parents must not enter the school building without a member of staff.  Children must be collected from all after school clubs from the main reception area.

If you need to speak to your child's class teachers please contact or visit the main office or email the teacher directly.



Please note that the school begins with a drift in start at 8:50am. We are noticing more children are arriving after 9am; please ensure your child arrives punctually.

We have also noticed late collection from after school clubs. Please ensure that the children are collected on time.


Singapore Maths

Here are some fantastic videos, all about 5 minutes long, explaining the fundamentals of Singapore Maths. These may be really helpful with homework so you could watch them with your child.


Click here for photos including:

  • Swimming Team Success
  • UK Maths Challenge News
  • Healthy Eating Week
  • Y4 Football and Netball tournament win
  • Out of the Darkness Lanterns
  • Y6 Victory at Mayor's Quiz
  • Recommended Reading Books
  • World Book Day 2016
  • Y5 Trip to Quarry Bank Mill
  • Y1 and Y2 Puppet Show
  • No Screens Week
  • Random Acts of Kindness


School Blog

TSA Blog


 Photo Diary updates

Y4 Colomendy Photos

Y5 Fun Food Chef Photos

Y5 Romero Britto Style Pop Art

Y6 Monet Style Art

Latest School Calendar Events

Summer Holidays16Jul2016

Pupils Return to School05Sep2016

Sports Club Y3-607Sep2016

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Sports Club Y3-6 (optional) £2/week Limited Places 8.00-8.45am

Parents meeting regarding Homework for parents of Y1/Y208Sep2016

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Infant Library

Parents meeting regarding Homework for parents of Y4/Y5/Y608Sep2016

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Main School Hall

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>


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