Apple Distinguished School

We are proud to have achieved Apple Distinguished School status for 2021-2024, in recognition of our innovative use of iPads to engage children in their learning and to inspire curiosity and creativity. Follow this link to learn more.

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Family Support Worker

At Western we believe that families, parents and carers of our pupils should feel as included and supported by the school as their children are. By supporting the family we are supporting the child to achieve their potential and get the best experience from their education and home life.  My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to families and to listen to any concerns you may have about your child's education, behaviour or wellbeing.

Help and support may include:

  • Helping to improve the home/school link
  • Strategies for parents/carers to improve behaviour in the home
  • Support for those families undergoing change such as family breakdown/separation and divorce/ ill health and bereavement
  • Signposting and help to access services from external agencies and community services
  • Helping with applications for secondary school/benefits/housing
  • Support with school attendance and lateness issues
  • Safeguarding or child protection concerns
  • Support to access Special Education Needs or Education and Health Care Plans
  • 1-1 and group sessions with children
  • A listening ear

I am in the playground most mornings for an informal chat but can also arrange a meeting in school. Please contact me via the main school office.


Mrs Bland

Family Support Worker


Please contact the school office who will be happy to answer any queries or provide copies of any of the information displayed on the school's website. We also welcome any feedback you may have. You can contact or find us using any of the details shown on this page.

Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA

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Chair of Governors:  Jayne Sorrell - Email:

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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