The Western community is rightly proud that Ofsted recognised our school as outstanding across all areas in June 2018. However, far from resting on our laurels, we are determined to continue driving the school forwards and to be at the forefront of the developing educational landscape.
Western Primary school enjoys a prominent position in the heart of Harrogate´s vibrant Cold Bath Road community, just minutes from Valley Gardens, RHS Harlow Carr, The Stray and the town centre.
Between 2003 and July 2019, under the direction of the previous Headteacher, Cheryl Smith, Western enjoyed continued growth in size, academic, sporting, artistic and spiritual achievements. The Headteacher, Tim Broad, is determined to maintain the school’s reputation for inclusion, excellence and innovation and is proud to lead the dedicated and talented staff in every department.
The school´s ethos, driven by its innovative and creative leadership team, has led to its reputation as one of Harrogate´s flagship primaries. In recent years, Western has won a number of awards, including the prestigious International School Award and is currently embracing the huge educational potential of technology through the use of one-to-one iPads throughout Key Stages One and Two.
In the summer of 2015, Western joined with two other schools to form the ´Red Kite Learning Trust´. Our growing Multi-Academy Trust builds on the existing strong partnerships between the schools and is a response to profound changes in the school system that reinforce the need for schools in a locality to work together for the benefit of all. Multi-Academy Trusts are now becoming a standard part of the educational landscape and the government and Local Authority have made it clear that it wants all schools to be part of some kind of strong partnership in the years to come. Working in this way gives us the opportunity to look at how we can share the experience, skills and resources across the Trust to provide the very best educational opportunities for our children.
Western Primary School
Built in 1897, Western´s somewhat austere Victorian exterior secretes a series of bright, modern, colourful, inter-connecting classrooms, corridors and public spaces that accommodate around 460 children aged 2-11.
Attainment has risen in recent years and is above average for most children by the end of Year 6.
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Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA
Chair of Governors: Jayne Sorrell - Email: Sorrellj@western.n-yorks.sch.uk
Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ
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