The school is situated in the market town of Bedale, providing education for children from a rich variety of backgrounds. We strive to provide an excellent education for all our pupils within a caring, stimulating and motivating learning environment. To help us achieve this aim staff, governors and parents work in close partnership together with added support from the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and the local parish church of St. Gregory’s. Being a Church of England school, our ethos is embedded in Christian values which underpin all areas of school life.
Our school is a happy, thriving primary school for children aged 4-11 years old. There are over 350 children on roll across fourteen classes. In addition to our well qualified teaching staff, we have a number of excellent learning support assistants, who work across the school supporting and enhancing children's learning where necessary.
Our Mission Statement
Built on Christian foundations our school aims to provide education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice, led by the hand of God, founded in the Word of God and inspired by the Spirit of God.
Our school provides Christian values through experiences it offers all pupils. Children enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum, providing opportunities for all to discover what excites their spirit and develops a love of lifelong learning and its place in their lives.
Children, staff governors and parents have high expectations of each other and themselves. We all feel a sense of worth and of contribution towards something special as we ‘learn and care together’.
Enhanced Mainstream School
Bedale Primary School is an Enhanced Mainstream School for SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health).
The EMS team work with forty local schools to promote positive learning, emotional, behavioural or social development to meet the needs of all children in our locality schools.
We have purpose-built rooms known as 'The Ark' where children and staff can access support. These rooms are also used for intervention groups, clubs and music lessons. We work closely with all agencies and have a parent support worker who works with parents within the home and also runs workshops for parents.
The EMS team are part of every day life at Bedale running nurture groups and friendship groups. We have an open-door policy, please feel free to visit us or phone 01677 458269 for more information.
- Our last Ofsted inspection report can be found by clicking the logo below.
- School Performance tables can be found at the Department for Education's website by clicking below.
Our Parent Support: The FSG
We are very grateful for the hard work and support offered by the Friends Support Group. Click the link above via the "Parents" menu for more information about these dedicated parents who help run our events and raise much-needed funds for the school.
Use the menu above to find contact details, term dates and other information about our school.
- For our SATS results from recent years, click here.
- Our school blog at http://bedaleprimaryschool.primaryblogger.co.uk/ contains some of our very latest news. Please visit and post a comment.
- To read more about our sporting success, click the picture below.