It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Threshfield Primary School. I am both privileged and proud to be the Headteacher and to work in such a positive community and such an idyllic location. There is something unique about the school that really has to be experienced.

Threshfield Primary School is blessed to be located in the idyllic National Park in the Yorkshire Dales. Located 8 miles from the market town of Skipton, nestled within the hills we pride ourselves on using the surrounding countryside as a platform to accentuate the curriculum, inspire our creative minds and provide opportunities to promote the healthy lifestyles of our pupils.

The school has highly effective relationships with parents and the local community. All parents who responded to the Ofsted questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school to others (Ofsted, 2018).

Matthew Hewitt founded the school in 1674, for the local boys from the surrounding areas to attend. The building he created is now a Grade II listed building and is the focal point of our beautiful school. This building now operates as our school hall and is the heart of our school. Also enclosed within our historical Roman walls are two modern, purpose-built buildings that house the spacious classrooms, school library and our soon to be installed pupil kitchen.

Our commitment to each pupil is to provide every opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. At Threshfield Primary School, we are extremely proud of all our academic achievements but we also recognise that education and success does not always mean qualification.  As a team: staff, parents, governors, we are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every pupil in our care and to the continual improvement of both our practice and facilities; believing education is most effective when pupils, parents/carers, governors and teachers work closely together.

The information on this website: the statutory information, the Good Ofsted report (July 2018), the Newsletters and the parents questionnaires, are not what we consider the greatest benchmark of our success. Our benchmark is the smiling children leaving school at the end of the day; the pride seen in the children’s faces when they achieve – with the knowledge and skills enabling them to; the whole-class playing together, as a family, during playtimes and the confidence of each child desperate to gain the leading role in the school production.  

This is what makes our school special, makes our children special and us special.

To epxerience Threshfield Primary School for yourself, please contact our school office to arrange a viewing. 

Sarah Harper