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Grewelthorpe C of E Primary School

Grewelthorpe Church of England Primary School

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General Information

Grewelthorpe School Building

Grewelthorpe CE Primary School is a friendly, exciting and stimulating place to learn. We want our children to become creative, independent and confident, able to forge their own future and change the world for the better.

The school is situated about 6 miles north of Ripon and 3 miles south of Masham.

There has been a school in Grewelthorpe since 1842, today learning takes place in a spacious and modern school building, opened in 2003. The beautiful grounds include a wild-life area, sensory garden and vegetable garden.

We are very proud of our distinctiveness as a church school. St James is our parish church and all major Christian festivals are celebrated there. We have strong links with the Diocese and work in partnership with the wider church school family.

We are committed to preparing our children for living in a global community. Our passion for celebrating diversity and the richness of other cultures can be seen in all aspects of the school’s work and we have close links to a culturally diverse school in Leeds called Rosebank and support the CURE hospital in Malawi.



Face painting

We work closely with our local community and are always looking for innovative ways of extending the range of opportunities we can offer our children. 

We are federated with Fountains CE Primary School and we are also part of the Ripon Rural cluster and the Harrogate Teaching Alliance. The aim of these partnerships is to provide the best education and opportunities for all those children and young people who attend any of our partner schools.

By collaborating and creating strong networks between the schools our mission is to use our strength as a group to ensure that enthusiasm, expertise and resources are used efficiently and for the best of any child, no matter where they are educated, whilst still keeping and celebrating the diversity of our schools.

Our links with parents are key and we welcome any support parents can offer. The  PTA which we have named FROGs, Friends Of Grewelthorpe School, work tirelessly to raise funds to enrich the experiences of the children.


Our school staff are always happy to help to admissions. Our Foundation Stage Class admits children from the age of 3 years, we have 8 places available for each session. We can offer both full time and part time places. For further details or to register your child please contact Janet Simpson directly, my email post or telephone: 

Grewelthorpe CE Primary School

Cross Hills, Grewelthorpe


North Yorkshire


Telephone 01765 658287

All other admissions are completed in accordance with the school and LA's admissions policies. Children living in the school's catchment area are normally offered a place at school. Applications from parents living out of the catchment area should be made to the Harrogate Education Office. The current planned admission number is 10 children per year group. Prospective parents are welcome to look around the school and should contact the school office to make an appointment. Parents wishing to enrol their children should complete an admission form and parental preference form. To apply for a place and further information on the admissions process please follow the link.


Click here to access admission forms.