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Diary Dates


 3rd - Staff Training Day

4th - School Opens

10th - Clubs Start

21st - Y3 Jorvik Trip

24th - Y1/2 Trip



2nd - Y3/4 Swimming

4th - Rec/Y1 Phonics Workshop 3.45pm

10th - Y4/5/6 Trip

11th - How We Learn Afternoon 2.15pm PE

12th - Big Idea Landing 2.30pm

22nd - Family & Individual Photos

26th - Harvest Festival

Break up for Half Term





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.