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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






Our School

Knayton Primary School is a charming rural school situated in the picturesque village of Knayton, just 3 miles from Thirsk and 6 miles from Northallerton. The school can accommodate 105 pupils and is very privileged to be able to offer wrap-around-care from 8:00am – 6:00pm for children of ages 2 – 11, within the Hillside Breakfast and After School Club, The Cabin.

Knayton Primary School provides pleasant and peaceful surroundings for children to learn. The school benefits from a large playing field where the children can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor sports such as football, hockey, rounders, cricket and athletics. In addition to this wide space, the school also has a large playground which has a wooden trail, creative and imaginative play areas, and marked space for sports. We are very pleased to be able to offer a wide range of Forest School activities linked to our woodland and nature reserve both during and after school.

Outdoor learning is a key part of school life at Knayton School; our Early Years classes have full time access to a well equipped outdoor area, boasting an outdoor classroom, stage, sandpit, raised beds, climbing wall and key learning areas. We truly value the outdoor learning environment and we are working towards achieving Forest School status. This will enable all children to learn key skills and develop our school ethos of ‘Respect for ourselves, others and the environment’   

We are a friendly, happy and inclusive school that provides a caring, stimulating and supportive environment in which all pupils and staff have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We continually promote this ethos to ensure every child is made to feel happy and secure. We actively encourage positive social skills, self-respect and a caring attitude towards all others in the school and wider community. We strive to provide a wide range of learning opportunities for all children to help them grow into independent and responsible people.  

Parents as partners 

We strongly believe that parents and teachers need to work in partnership in order to achieve the best for our pupils. We therefore promote close partnership between home and school. As a parent you will play an active role in your child's education. We offer a variety of ways in which you can access information about your child’s progress, we have an ‘open door’ policy and all of our staff are always available to talk to you about any aspect of your child's development or school life in general.