Coronavirus updates – With regard to the Coronavirus situation, we will keep parents updated via email and the text system. Information will also be provided here on the Homepage of the school website. We are currently ensuring that, as far as possible, it is ‘business as usual’ in terms of learning as we feel this is the best way to support the children. If you have any concerns, please get in contact by phone or email. Best wishes Nicola Thornber, Headteacher.
A message from the Headteacher
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 children.
Glasshouses Community Primary School is situated in the heart of Nidderdale’s ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, which enhances the children’s education even further by using 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.
We are very much the hub of the community and are involved in activities such as Remembrance Day, Christmas carols on the village green and May Day celebrations.
The school motto is, ‘Learning Together, Achieving Together, Respecting Each Other’, which captures the way in which we approach our teaching and learning. Children of all ages enjoy coming together regularly from the three classes to take part in whole school events such as sporting activities, paired reading, circle times and stories.
What is different about Glasshouses Primary School?
WE ARE A UNICEF RIGHTS AWARE SCHOOL
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. All children are members of a Pupil Leadership group and have a say in how the school is ‘run’. We Respect Rights & Recognise Responsibilities of everybody!
WE ARE THE HOME OF CHAMPS
We all play and learn by a set of core values – CHAMPS which stands for Choices. Honesty. Achievement. Having good Manners. Persevering. Being Safe.
WE ARE THE HOME OF Glasshouses Parent and Toddler group
Our Parent and Toddler group meet every Wednesday morning from 9.30a.m - 11.00a.m. We enjoy games, songs and activities in the school hall.
WE ARE AN ECO FRIENDLY SCHOOL
All our children from Reception to Year 6 are timetabled to take part in Outdoor Learning once a week. The school has been awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold Green Tree School Award.
WE OFFER AN EXTENDED SCHOOL SERVICE
We offer Breakfast Club on site from 7.45am – 8.45am and an after school provision from 3.30pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
WE ARE A SILVER GAMES SCHOOL
All children take part in swimming lessons from Reception through to Year 6. Our P.E is taught by a specialist P.E teacher and the children take part in a range of district wide competitions.
For further information, please call Mrs Tania Gillies in the School Office on 01423 711440 to arrange an appointment to visit our fabulous school.
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 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 One consists of Reception and Year 1 children
Class Two consists of Years 2, 3 and 4 children
Class Three consists of Years 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.
Child Protection Statement
Glasshouses CP School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Glasshouses CP School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership 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 on the school website and a copy is available from the office on request.)
ANY PARENT OR MEMBER OF STAFF WITH ANY CONCERNS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REPORT THEM TO THE DESIGNATED SENIOR PERSON: SEE CONTACTS BELOW.
The Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is: Nicola Thornber (Headteacher)
The deputy designated safeguarding leads are: Nicola Wilkinson, Helen Romilly & Charlotte Cryer
The school's Child Protection Policy is available on the website.
Inspirational Individual - this half term
Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE (born 11 November 1994 ) is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events. She came to national attention when she competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning two gold medals for Great Britain, despite being the youngest member of the team, at the age of 13.