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 Diary Dates 


16th - Walk For Syria

16th - Friends Band Night

20th - Sport Relief Inter Sport Competition

22nd - Thirsk School Year 5 Enrichment Day

22nd - Friends Film Night

23rd - Shakespearean Recital in Celebration Assembly 2.45pm

26/27th - Parent Structured Conversations

29th - Easter Service at Leake Church 1.00pm

School Closes at 2pm



16th - Staff Training Day

17th - School Re-opens



10/11th - Y3 Osmotherley Residential

14th - SATS Week

25th - Sports Day



14th - New Starters Evening

21/22nd - Y4/5 Happy Fest Residential

27/28/29th - Y6 London Residential

29th - Buddy Picnic



2nd - Transition Week

5th - BBQ & Summer Fair

10/11th - Parent Structured Conversations

17/18th - Y6 Production 2.00pm & 6.00pm

19th - Deer Shed KS2

20th - Leavers Assembly 1.00pm

School Closes 2.00pm






What Learning Looks Like at Knayton 


At Knayton we believe that innovation and inspiration are central to classroom practice. When pupils are engaged and inspired by exciting learning opportunities, the learning is deep and intrinsic motivation is high.


Our Principled Approach:

• Children feel safe, happy and valued due to the excellent pastoral care and nurturing approach

• Learning is exciting, engaging and inspiring for all

• Learning behaviours are developed and pupils have a growth mindset; they are critically evaluative of their learning and motivated to improve. Children are not afraid to fail in their quest to succeed

• The approach is explorative and childled; building on excellent Early Years practice

• Exceptionally high standards and a culture of deep learning mean that progress is rapid and attainment is high

• ‘Keep Up not Catch Up’ culture ensures that pupils access preteaching and interventions as soon as they begin to fall behind and in most cases before they are able to fall behind

• Teachers who will do ‘whatever it takes’ for their children; both academically and from a nurture and care perspective; we are driven by the conviction that no child is left behind.


Our school is a safe environment that provides opportunities through the curriculum to allow children to flourish. We have developed a culture where opportunities in school and extended school enable pupils to experience success and build self-belief. This, in turn, develops the children’s innate curiosity for learning and enables them to be resilient citizens of modern Britain.



Click this link for a copy of our teaching and learning approach brochure