Welcome to St Hilda's CE (VC) Primary School
Choosing the best primary school for your child is a really important task for parents. To help with this task our website explains the key things that St. Hilda’s Primary School offers and we hope you will find it useful.
We are a small, rural village school and community nursery, situated in the village of Ampleforth on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is a beautiful site with a large playing field, trees, wildlife area and playground. Our accommodation was built in 1965 replacing the Victorian school which is now the Village Hall.
As Headteacher and Governors we are proud that our school provides good opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. The teaching staff are dedicated and caring members of their profession. Their commitment to the individual needs of pupils and to the welfare of the school as a whole is especially evident and they are very well supported by the team of non-teaching staff. We work closely in partnership with parents so that, together, we can build a firm foundation for your children to grow and develop to their full potential.
On the 1st April 2015 the school became Federated with Hovingham CEVC Primary School. The head teacher is shared between the two schools, and a single Governing body oversees both schools. We collaborate very closely to provide extra social, educational and sporting opportunities for the children.
The village community recognises St. Hilda’s School as an established, core part of village life; something which we are very proud of.
You are welcome to visit the school and to see for yourself the happy, productive atmosphere, which enables the children to grow in confidence and achieve so well.
James Pynn (Headteacher)
Mark Wilson (Chairman of Governors)
A paper copy of the information on the website is available on request.
Our Core Values
Our four Core Christian Values are Friendship, Perseverance, Respect & Responsibility and were chosen by the school community. Further details on how we will live out these values will follow in due course.
"The school has a warm, inclusive Christian ethos based on the four core values of the school; ‘friendship, perseverance, respect and responsibility’." SIAMS (March 2016)
"Teaching is typified by strong relationships, good questioning and productive dialogue.....Staff use their good knowledge of the pupils well to plan tasks that meet the wide range of needs in the class." OFSTED (July 2016)