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.
Another great night's sleep! The staff started waking the children at about 7:15am as lots of jobs needed to be done before breakfast. The children had to empty the drying room and boot room, strip their beds, tidy the bathrooms and then pack their suitcases. They all set to brilliantly ... Read more
We've all woken up early this morning - must be all the excitement! Everyone was asleep last night by midnight, but with such an early start there's going to be some tired little people by lunchtime! At the moment everyone is starting to get up and dressed ready for sandwich ... Read more
Morning! It's all very quiet at Marrick - the children are still asleep at 7:30am, so the adults are creeping around getting themselves up and ready in advance of the big 'wake-up'! All the children were fast asleep by 10:45pm so hopefully will be fully recharged for the day ahead. ... Read more
After the best night's sleep so far, the children are just starting to wake up and get themselves washed and dressed at 7:45am. It's Nancy's birthday today so hopefully she'll have a really special, memorable day with all her Lothersdale friends ~ Happy Birthday Nancy! Sandwich making and breakfast, shortly ... Read more
What a great first day! After a good journey up, the fun really began with bedmaking! Oh how we need to practise - Miss Laycock was left speechless in the boys dormitory, and that's saying something!!!!! Following lunch, it was team building activities and after initial excitement the three teams ... Read more
In Class 3, the children have decided to have a spelling challenge to replace the reading challenge and their weekly spelling tests for the next half term. The spelling challenge will be based on the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling words. Each week, the children will get a new ... Read more
Take a look at our Christmas performance photographs - we all had a great time. Read more
We had a fantastic science lesson on Monday, as we put our knowledge of circuits to the test to make an ‘operation’ game. Using a box, tin foil, wires, a battery pack and a buzzer, the assembly process began! By the end of the session, we all had ringing, or ... Read more
On Thursday 6th April 2017 we had two surprise visitors in Class 1 and the children were very excited. ‘Pepsi’ and ‘Shirley’ are two lambs, who came to visit Class 1 with Mrs McGarrell. In the afternoon the children did a writing session all about lambs based on what they ... Read more
This half term Class 3 are learning how pneumatic systems work and will be designing, building and evaluating their own moving monster. On Wednesday afternoon, we all looked at how to create a pneumatic system by using a syringe, some tubing, a balloon and an elastic band. The real challenge ... Read more