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 fantastic sleep by all. Last night the last person drifted of by 10:15 and ... Read more
Day 2 began nice and early at around 6:30am after a great nights sleep by ... Read more
What a fantastic first day we have had! We arrived promptly at Eshton at 10:00am, ... Read more
Following intensive training in marking out, cutting out, needle threading, running stitch and blanket stitch, ... Read more
Dear Class 1, I hope you have got lots of fun things to tell me ... Read more

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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

We have used a pneumatic system to create a moving part of a monster. Most children have created a moving jaw however some children have included additional moving body parts including a tongue, ear and eye. Take a look at all our moving monsters and the children will be able ... Read more

We had an 'eggciting time' on the last day of the spring term as we decorated our hard boiled eggs. Many ingenious and 'eggtravagant' design ideas were put to the test, and we all had a very 'eggciting' morning as we decorated and assembled our masterpieces! 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

We were really looking forward to our second lesson studing electricity and circuits and started by familiarising ourselves with the component symbols we learnt last week. We defined the scientific words used in investigations: predict, independent variable, dependent variable, control variable, evaluate and conclusion. Our first challenge was to make ... Read more

Years 5 and 6 were blessed with the weather and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the House Tag Ruby Competition which was run by Hedley Verity from Upper Wharfedale Rugby Club. Excellent team spirit and sportsmanship was demonstrated throughout. Results of the games are detailed below: Game 1: Panthers v ... 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

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

Our slipper project is well underway. We have looked at the different types of slippers available, studying the styles, materials used, fastenings and the intended wearer. Slipper mood boards were created which gave us an excellent starting point for designing our own 'Brazilian animal themed' slippers. Measurements of our feet ... 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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