Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

General information for parents

We welcome all current and prospective parents and carers to visit school.  Useful information about our school can be found in our prospectus.  

We place great importance on working closely with parents and carers, who we encourage to participate fully in school life.

We have a fortnightly newsletter, parent information sessions and workshops during and after school. We also hold special events to develop parental understanding of any new initiatives in school. Although the main parental survey is sent out annually, additional surveys may be sent out for information gathering during the year e.g. regarding lunchtime and after school clubs, homework etc.

We operate a compliments, complaints and conciliation procedure so that parents and carers can access the correct person to deal with their individual issue.


Paper copies of information on our website can be provided if requested. Please contact school on 01677 422401 or email -


Parent/Carer Information

We send out an annual personal information form which includes all contact details we hold on file for your child.  Parents and carers must keep the school informed of:

  • Change of address and telephone numbers
  • Your child's medical details
  • Changes to an emergency contact number

When your child starts school with us, you will receive an Authorisation to Collect Form for you to complete.  This form gives details of the persons authorised to collect your child from school.  You must inform the school of any changes you wish to make regarding this.

Unavoidable School Closure

The staff have put together a Snow Plan to ensure the safety of the children inside the building and the safety of staff travelling to school.  We have a majority of our staff living in and around York, Richmond, Ripon, Boroughbridge as well as the Dales, which means it can, in extreme weather conditions, be difficult to get staff into school.  Therefore, if on snow days we are more than 4 teachers down, we will endeavour to open by 10.00am.  In the event that more are unable to get to school, a decision will be made by the Headteacher as to whether the school should be closed for the safety of all.  Texts will be sent out to parents on the mornings in question as early as possible, as well as messages on the school's Facebook page and the School and County websites.

Support from North Yorkshire County Council Children's Centres:

Click the link below for information about Adult Learning courses in our area.

North Yorkshire Courses

Parent Workshops


Each year, we hold workshops across the school to support parents in reading, writing and maths skills when working with their children at home. 

Check our online calendar and regular newsletters for more workshop events this year.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school