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.


We had a fantastic science lesson on Monday, as we put our knowledge of circuits ... Read more
On 15th March 2018, Years 3, 4 and 5 took part in ‘Footsteps of Jesus’, ... Read more
Year 6 had a great day at the Crucial Crew event at Eshton Grange. Using ... Read more
Julie Edwards, from Heritage Schools, visited school on Monday 26th March to present the school ... Read more
Spellings for the first half of the summer term. Another way to practise your spellings ... Read more

Latest News

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

As school remains closed, please can you complete the attached work and bring it to school when we open again. Have a lovely weekend and keep warm! Have fun! Mrs Fawcett 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

Mrs Harris challenged us to estimate how many atoms we would have to stack on top of one another to make the thickness of a crisp. We were astonished to learn that it would be equivalent to the number of crisps we would have to stack on top of each ... Read more

Using ICT in art is so much fun! Today we have been taking photographs outside in the woods. We will be using these photographs to learn how to sketch, use pastels and make a collage. Keep an eye out for a finished artwork. Read more

Class 2 have had a fantastic visit to Skipton Castle to further our learning about our local history topic. We learnt all about different features of a castle and the different jobs within in a castle over 900 years ago when it was built. The children had a great time ... Read more

Use these look, cover, write and check sheets to help learn the Year 3/4 spelling words. Try the website for an online look, cover, write check and add your own spelling words in. Read more

Well done to our Fairtrade Friends group and some Year 6 helpers, you were all amazing at the Fairtrade Coffee Morning in the Village Hall today. The Fairtrade Friends group have worked extremely hard to ensure the success of this morning's event and were very excited about telling everyone about ... Read more

Today we have been learning all about the digestive system of a human. We used crackers and bananas to represent the food we eat and orange juice to show the stomach acid. It got very messy but we really enjoyed ourselves. We have learnt some new words including: oesophagus, stomach, ... Read more

Children from Classes 3 and 4 had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the climbing competition at High Adventure. Take a look at the photographs of the event. Read more

Awards and accreditations