Believe, Grow, Achieve

Welcome - Believe, Grow, Achieve

On behalf of the school community, I would like to welcome you to our school. This website is designed to give as much information as possible about what we, at Wilberfoss Church of England Primary School, have to offer you and your child.

Our school is at the heart of our community. We take children from pre-school age, the year before they start school officially, and aim to nurture them throughout their time here. The school enjoys, and benefits from, an extremely close relationship with our local Church, St. John the Baptist; our village nursery and childminders and the Diocese of York. This relationship gives the school a uniquely distinctive character and provides excellent support.

We strive to ensure that pupils at Wilberfoss School are happy and confident individuals who demonstrate the Christian Values during their time in school and within the community - indeed one of our overarching aims is to 'Grow good people who can make a difference in school, the wider community and the world'. We use these values to support our teaching of the fundamental British Values and extend these to encompass equality, justice, responsibility, love and respect. We create a safe and secure environment where all can believe, dare to try new things and persevere when challenges arise.

We are fortunate to have a positive and fulfilling partnership with children, parents, teachers and all others working within and alongside the school. When we recently renewed our school vision and values, our community strongly felt we should teach our children to be thankful and to offer support to local, national and global charities and this is something we strive to achieve.

If you require more information, or would like to visit Wilberfoss School, then please contact the school office on 01759 380327 to arrange an appointment.

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Kris Henderson


Welcome from the Church Community

On behalf of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Wilberfoss and the Foundation Governors, I would like to welcome you to our school.

Wilberfoss School is a Church of England Primary School, and so the relationship with the local church and the Diocese of York, is important and life-giving, adding another dimension of community involvement, support, care and assessment for our school. 

Every school is subject to regular Ofsted Inspections, but because we are a Church of England School, we also have a SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).  In May 2014, at our last inspection, we were rated “Outstanding”.

The links with the local church are vitally important and these bonds have been greatly strengthened in the last couple of years.  The children visit regularly for special events and years groups come each term to share Collective Worship in the church. 

I visit the school regularly to take CW and always feel welcome to spend time, getting to know the children and support the staff.  It really is a huge privilege and joy to be involved in our school as we flourish in ‘The Wilberfoss Way’ and embed our core Christian values of perseverance, thankfulness and friendship.

Reverend Aysha St. Giles

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the governors of Wilberfoss Primary, I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our school.

As a governing body, our purpose is to ensure that a high quality of education is being provided, in a safe and nurturing environment. We take responsibility for the strategic development of the school by monitoring progress, and challenging the leadership team to maintain excellent conduct, ethos and performance.

The Governors work very closely with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and teaching staff, supporting them in their commitment to provide the pupils with the best possible education, well being, key skills, confidence and self-esteem to further their development.

Wilberfoss Primary School is a wonderful place, and all of us who serve the school as Governors are immensely proud of the fantastic achievements of those attending and working at the school. We would like to thank parents for their support and partnership.

It is a privilege to be Chair of Governors, and to work with a devoted team to share expertise and help and guide our school. If you need to get in touch with me this can be done by emailing the school office.

Mrs Lynda Hoyle

Chair of Governors