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Welcome to Askwith Primary School

We are a village school near Otley and Ilkley with a calm, caring and family ethos. Our children are enthusiastic and hard working pupils who show care and concern for each other and achieve high standards. Not surprisingly our school has been consistently judged ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED.  We are a lead National Teaching School with a strong focus on developing effective teaching methods that best meet our pupils needs.

On the 1st August 2015 Askwith School converted to an academy and was one of the three founding members of Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT) with Harrogate Bilton Grange Primary School and Lothersdale Primary School. Further details are provided on the YCAT website.

Our curriculum threads SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) across all subject areas and school life and ensures pupils are aware of the history and values of Britain and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain.


Our school is always striving to identify ways to improve the impact of teaching on pupils’ progress and as an established teaching school is well supported in our work by many collaborative partnerships with schools and higher education.

Askwith School’s children develop creative and enquiring minds and enjoy a curriculum that has a wide range of interesting activities and experiences and is well supported by educational visits.


We have in recent years introduced nursery admissions to our reception class and this gives children the perfect start to school.

The success of our school is a result of the strong partnership between pupils, teachers, parents, governors and the local community. Our website is designed to make communication with everyone as easy as possible. 


You will be able to find copies of recent letters to parents and carers and general information about the organisation of the school. We hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Our Aims

We aim to create an environment where children feel secure and are helped to grow towards physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual maturity.

We promote equality of access and every child is valued. We endeavour to foster their learning and develop their gifts and talents.


Further Information

Please now continue by reading The Headteacher’s Welcome.


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