Welcome to Glasshouses Community Primary School

Come along to our Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December from 3:30-6:00 pm.

Everyone welcome.

A message from the Headteacher

Firstly, thank you for viewing our website. As a parent I know that choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting task; let me assure you that in choosing our school, your child will be getting the very best start to their learning journey in education. Our school is a very special place with a true family feel due to the small numbers on roll and a staff team that care deeply about the community it serves. Children of all ages enjoy coming together from the three classes to take part in whole school events such as themed days, sporting activities, paired reading, circle times and stories.

It is home to around 80 children and 13 staff which has been serving generations of parents and children of the village and surrounding areas since 1863.

We are housed in a beautiful Victorian building which has been carefully renovated in recent years to provide and excellent learning environment including a Community Room, Library, mini IT suite, Hall, Staffroom, Playgrounds and more recently, a Kitchen extension to allow our meals to be cooked on site.

We are very lucky to have several playgrounds and a substantial outdoor area for our Early Years children, a trim trail and a climbing wall.

Through working closely with governors, staff and parents we strive to ensure that all children ‘enjoy learning together’ through a creative and exciting curriculum.

I look forward to meeting you and your child soon.

What do Ofsted say about our school?

Ofsted visited our school in January 2017 and were impressed with the way the children worked together commenting;

‘The school is characterised by a strong family ethos and sits at the heart of the local community.’

'Pupils in every year group to achieve well…' 

'Pupils’ personal development and excellent attitudes to learning remain key strengths of your harmonious and inclusive school.'Please visit the Ofsted section of this site to view the full report.

Class structure

Class One consists of Early Years and Year 1 children and Year 2
Class Two consists of Year 3 and 4 children.
Class Three consists of Year  5, and 6 children .

Our adult to pupil ratio is approximately 1:11 which puts the children in the privileged position of having personalised support in all areas of the curriculum but particularly in developing key English and Maths skills.

Local Area

We can be found in a beautiful part of the country, part of the Nidderdale ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ which enhances the children’s education even further learning from the stunning natural surroundings as much as possible. We also have one of two North Yorkshire Outdoor Education Centres – Bewerley Park on our doorstep for outdoor and adventurous activities.

A visit is an ideal way to discover this for yourself – please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to see the school in action!

Nicola Thornber

Child Protection Statement

Glasshouses Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Glasshouses Community Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire  Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly.


The Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is: Nicola Thornber  (Headteacher) 

The deputy designated safeguarding leads are: Kathryn Malley, Helen Romilly & Charlotte Cryer

The school's Child Protection Policy is available on the website.