Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401


Dear Parents and Carers


I am delighted to welcome you to Bedale Church of England Primary School, situated in the heart of our community.  We are a large, friendly school and embrace our vision of Learning and Caring Together, through the core values of perseverance, compassion and friendship.


All staff are committed to our pupils receiving the highest quality teaching and the best care, guidance and support so that all children will reach their full potential.  Our mission statement is: 'We will endeavour to raise the achievement and aspirations of every child'.  We provide rich and exciting opportunities which enable our pupils to flourish into confident, rounded individuals.  


We are guided by Christian values which inspire every aspect of our life in school.  Through our curriculum and pastoral care, we promote the Christian values that prepare our children to be active, successful citizens in the modern world.  This is based on the greatest Commandments given by Jesus: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and with all your mind' and to 'love your neighbour as you love yourself.'  We learn to love ourselves, each other, our community and our world.  We have strong links to St Gregory's Church.


The standards we set are high and I am delighted to say that our school was judged by OFSTED in November 2018 as Good overall and Outstanding in Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, and also our Early Years was judged as Outstanding. Our most recent inspection in November 2023 confirmed that the school continues to be judged as "good". We were thrilled with the report we received. 


We are very proud of our school and believe we have something special to offer.  We hope that our website provides you with a flavour of what our school has to offer you and your child.  Come and see us and take the opportunity to find out more, and if your child is just beginning their time here we look forward to a happy and successful partnership between home and school.


Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull

Head Teacher