Welcome to Lothersdale Primary School

A warm welcome to all visiting our website.

With a calm, friendly and family ethos Lotherdale Primary is a small school in the village of Lothersdale that recognises that children have individual needs and aims to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.

Our achievements have been recognised by a number of relevant agencies: 

In January 2006, October 2008 and July 2014 OFSTED judged our school to be outstanding with no significant areas for improvement. A further RE subject inspection in April 2008 judged our school to be outstanding in this area of the curriculum. A copy of the OFSTED reports can be downloaded from the School Performance Information section of this website.

In 2009 we gained the prestigious Arts Mark Gold Award for the second time. In 2010 we gained the Dyslexia Quality Mark, the highest level of The Inclusion Quality Mark, the Enhanced Healthy Schools Status, Global Schools Award Level 1 and Fairtrade Status. We now renew our Fairtrade Status annually. In 2011 we achieved the Silver Eco Schools award and then in 2013 we achieved Green Flag Status. In September 2016 we achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for the second successive year.

On 1st August 2015 Lothersdale School chose to convert to an Academy, forming a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with Askwith Primary School and Bilton Grange Primary School, Harrogate known as Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust. As a MAT the three schools believe in the principles of collaborative practice in the school-led system as the most effective way to raise achievement and foster life-long learning for children and adults.


This half term Class 3 are learning how pneumatic systems work and will be designing, ... Read more
What an amazing day! Everyone looked fantastic in their Victorian costumes ready for our trip ... Read more
Everyone was still asleep at 7:20am this morning so Mrs Fawcett was going to have ... Read more
What a fantastic day! After an early start, we arrived at the museum at 10am ... Read more
Another brilliant night's sleep - very restful for all, including the staff. Everyone was still ... Read more

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Class 2 have really enjoyed their cookery lessons this term. They have learnt new skills with Mrs Burgess and Mrs Severs such as: safe chopping techniques; put their maths knowledge into practice when weighing and measuring ingredients and made a selection of sweet and savoury recipes to share with their ... Read more

What an amazing day! Everyone looked fantastic in their Victorian costumes ready for our trip to see what life was like in the Victorian era. In the morning, the children took part in a Victorian classroom workshop. During this session the children had to line up and use separate entrances ... Read more

Wow, what a fantastic afternoon down at High Adventure! 24 children from class 3 and 4 visited High Adventure to be involved in a inter-school competition. There were four different walls to climb ranging in difficulty and everyone was full of enthusiasm. Firstly, we had to make sure we were ... Read more

This term in science we are learning all about plants from what they need to survive to pollination. This week we have been looking at the parts of a flower and what their job entails. We had to cover up as we disected a lily to look closely at each ... Read more

Last week Y4 had a fantastic few days at Eshton Grange. Yes we got wet but that makes it great fun! All children worked really well as a team to make their beds, encouraged each other well when walking and played wonderfully when swimming. Have a look at our pictures ... Read more

In arts week today, Years 5 and 6 have created pictures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy by using only natural resources. Each group created a name and could explain the importance wildlife has on our environment and why we should look after our woodlands. Today we have learnt that ... Read more

Today we have looked at using natural resources to create our pictures in the woods. We have only used resources found on the woodland floor to make our pictures. Read more

Today, Year 4 have been very lucky to be able to make lots of woodland art with students from South Craven. There's been lots of hedgehog and bumble bee pompoms as well as some beautiful owl paintings. All children have worked really hard and our visitors were really impressed with ... Read more

What a wet but fantastic afternoon out in the woods making our very own campfire and den. All Y6s enjoyed building their den so they could all fit in, as well as building their fire to keep them warm. The best part was standing around the campfire enjoying a hot ... Read more

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During Woodland Arts week, the children in Class 3 created a piece of music to describe a woodland animal. Everyone worked really hard to chose their instruments and think of the animals behaviour and how to represent that through music. Olivia, Nancy, James and Richard worked fantastically as a group ... Read more

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