Welcome to Goldsborough!

Welcome to Goldsborough CE (VC) Primary School. Our school is situated in the picturesque village of Goldsborough, on the outskirts of Knaresborough.

We admit pupils from Goldsborough village itself, Knaresborough, the outlying villages of Allerton, Hopperton, Coneythorpe, Flaxby and also from further afield.

We look forward to welcoming your child to our school, where pupils are at the centre of everything that we do. We are incredibly proud of what we achieve in our school- our inclusive ethos and warm, family atmosphere, our three residential visits during each pupil's time with us, our active choir, sports teams and pupil councils, not to mention excellent academic performance. The list goes on!

This website provides a wealth of information relating to the aims, ethos and organisation of Goldsborough C.E. School. If you have any questions or would like to see our school in action, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange an appointment. 

I look forward to meeting you,

Mr Matt Shillito


Parents/Carers may request a paper copy of any document or piece of information contained within this website free of charge. If you would like to make such a request, please contact Mrs Caroline Davies on Monday/Tuesday or Mrs Suzanne Sumner on Wednesday- Friday in the school office and a copy will be made available to you within 5 working days.

Latest News

On Friday 4th November, pupils from Sicklinghall and Goldsborough attended the first Pupil Voice Conference at Pavilions of Harrogate. It was a brilliant day which started with a group of pupils (including our very own George P) opening the conference and explaining the role of Ambassadors within the HART Alliance. ... Read more

It was an exciting start to the new half term at Goldsborough CE Primary School as the eagerly awaited newly refurbished classrooms were officially opened. Pupils and staff alike were delighted to be able to work in their new spaces and are equally excited to see the newly refurbished outdoor ... Read more

At 11am on Friday 11th November, pupils and staff at Goldsborough gathered at the war memorial in the village to commemorate those fallen in the great war and in subsequent conflicts. Class 2 read their own Remembrance Day poetry, representatives from Class 1 laid our wreath, made from the outline ... Read more

On Wednesday 16th November Goldsborough took a team of 7 boys and 2 girls to Rossett Sports Centre. The evening was cold and wet, but it didn't dampen the spirits of our footballers who played 6 superb games. This is the first time this team have played together and they ... Read more

We were very proud of all of our stars at this year's Nativity performance at St Mary's Church. They sang, read, acted and danced so very well. Special mention must also go to our 'DJs' who provided the soundtracks to the songs sung during the performance. Well done everyone! Read more

It was a packed house for the Harvest Service at St Mary's Church this year! We were treated to another pupil-led service which included a brilliant message by Class 4 on the importance of buying FairTrade, a catchy song by Class 2, a fun song based on lots of different ... Read more

On a lovely sunny September afternoon our 6 intrepid archers, Jackson Shoesmith, Thomas Jones, Wil McCarthy, Grace Roberts, Ruby Ellis and Olivia Harris conquered their rivals to win by a clear margin the Archery Competition at Aspin school in Knaresborough. some of our pupils hadn't even done archery before. The ... Read more

Tuesday afternoon saw the beginning of the small schools' sports calendar, commencing with a year 3/4 and 5/6 cross country at Harrogate High School. Having won both the small schools trophy and this event last year, our pupils were eager to do their best! The year 3/4's ran a course ... Read more

On Wednesday, seven of our year 5/6's entered the Aspin Park Cycling Festival. The cycle track was on Aspin Park playing field and the event comprised a cross team time trial, a team relay and individual boy and girl races. As you can see from our photos, the team were ... Read more

Goldsborough pupils were thrilled to once again win the small schools grand prix trophy for sporting events held in the Harrogate District area for the second year running. Harrogate School Sports Partnership run an exciting programme of sporting events throughout the school year. The programme is aimed at small schools ... Read more

What a fantastic day we had at the football festival at Percy Fields in Scotton. We had two teams and our first game was against each other. This was the only game that the pinks lost! The yellows only lost one other game, winning or drawing their remaining games. There ... Read more

Goldsborough's Kwik Cricket Team were victorious for the second year in a row at the annual Village Schools' Cricket Tournament, held at Spofforth Cricket Club. Our team, consisting of James H (Capt), Beth, James L, Megan, Beau, Harrison and Harris, won all of their group matches following great performances against ... Read more

Here are a few images to help you describe your adventure! Have a good rest. Read more

Thursday- Another brilliant day today. We split into groups and had the opportunity to explore the history of the area and head deep inside a lead mine. We then challenged oursevles by climbing in a quarry. We are all very happy and now a little tired and have had fun ... Read more

Class 3 had a brilliant day at the Leeds Discovery Centre with activity leader, Andrew. We studied the different ages of history, became forensic archaeologists to determine the final moments of an ancient skeleton, used tools to unearth delitcate relics and had a brilliant tour of the museum store. We ... Read more

What a fabulous challenging time we had. More images will follow. Read more

We had a wonderful time during our Sleepover- what an adventure it was! We ate lots, did some super activities and we even slept! Our teachers were very proud of our teamwork and the way that we persevered with the difficult challenges. We were all very tired when we returned! Read more

Class 3 performed a number of pieces to proud parents on Friday 18th March. We were all very impressed with how quickly pupils had learnt notes and the ability to play tunes as a whole class. We look forward to the next performance of the 'Golden Ukes'... Read more

On Friday 29th January, Year 6 pupils from Goldsborough and Sicklinghall embarked upon an epic school trip... to London and back in a day! Sleepy faces arrived at Goldsborough at 7:15am, laden with packed lunches, packed teas, drinks and possibly a Haribo or two. Our journey was smooth and delay ... Read more

On Thursday 19th April, we took 6 of our year 1 and 2's to King James in Knaresborough to a mixed football festival. For four of our players it was a totally new experience, having never been in a competitive football match before! The afternoon was brilliant, the sun was ... Read more

Our Year 4's were invited to attend the Drax Cup Cricket Competition on Monday 25th April at Harrogate Cricket Club. We didn't need to be asked twice as we have a few very keen cricketers in this year group. The Drax Cup competition is the biggest cricket competition for under ... Read more

On Thursday 12th May Mrs Russell took our team of four Year 6 pupils to Harrogate High School to compete in a Triathlon. The pupils involved were James H, Harrison, Amber and Libbi. The event was very popular with a lot of schools entering 3/4 teams each, which resulted in ... Read more

As the Look North Presenters continue their epic three legged challenge, they are cheered through Goldsborough village by pupils and staff. The pair have raised thousands of pounds for sport relief. Read more

What a brilliant time we had with the Puppet Gang on Friday 18th March! Tim and Aileen (aka Puppet Man and Puppet Woman) travelled all the way from Scotland to perform at Goldsborough, Tim's school when he was just 5 years old. The visit brough back many fond memories for ... Read more

Theatre Club performed a brilliant version of the Wind in the Willow at Harrogate's Studio Theatre on 14th March. They wowed their audience with a polished performance, backed up by great costumes and superb sound effects. The show was put together with the help of Hannah Draper, Harrogate Theatres' Education ... Read more

See the photo gallery here ! Friday 22nd January was a very special day for our school choir. Not content with having performed in the Royal Hall and Harrogate International Centre, our collaborative choir set their sights on the Sheffield Arena and the Young Voices 20th Anniversary Concert. What an ... Read more

Our year 1 and 2's were again in action at Harrogate High school on Wednesday 13th January. This infant agility event is focussed very much on having fun with sport, and judging by the looks on our pupils faces, that's exactly what they had. There were a mixture of events, ... Read more

It was a fantastic way to kick off the festive season at our recent Christmas Fair. There was face painting, arts and crafts, lovely food, exciting stalls and even a visit from Santa, all announced by this year's special guest, the Knaresborough Town Crier. Lots of money was raised for ... Read more

What a fantastic evening we had at the Harrogate International Centre on Saturday 12th December. Accompanied by Harrogate Symphony Orchestra and singing alongside schools from Knaresborough and Harrogate, our choir represented Goldsborough brilliantly. Audience participation was central to the evening's fun but parents and carers in attendance will agree that ... Read more

What a super performance this year's Nativity was. There was a little bit of everything- outstanding solos, great acting, brilliant narrating and superb costumes. What a great way to kick start the Christmas holiday! Read more

Our Year 5/6 boys and girls were in action again at yet another incredibly cold and rainy Harrogate High School on Monday evening. This time we entered a large school event (primary schools of 120 or more). Having won our small schools football event, we wanted to test our skills ... Read more

Pupils and staff shared in a moment of reflection at the War Memorial in Goldsborough village on 11th November, planting poppies made in class and observing a period of silence. Read more

It was the turn of some of our younger pupils to attend an Infant Agility Festival at Harrogate High School today. Ten of our year 1 and 2's competed in a range of activity stations which included jumping, bouncing, launching, striking and pitching, to name but a few. The range ... Read more

On Tuesday 10th November, a very special visitor came to Goldsborough CE Primary School. In advance of his very busy day on Friday for Children in Need, Pudsey Bear dropped in to see pupils and staff and pose for photos. It was brilliant to see Pudsey 'for real' and some ... Read more

A very excited group of our footballers made their way to Harrogate High on a rather soggy, dreary Thursday afternoon. The torrential rain, however could not dampen our team's spirits and we had an afternoon of exceptionally good football! Every member of the team played their part, including our brilliant ... Read more

Goldsborough CE Primary School, thanks to the work of Mrs Handslip and the FairTrade Committee, have achieved the 'Fair Achiever' Award, meaning that the school is now officially a FairTrade School! We are delighted to achieve this award, which recognises the school's work towards recognising the importance of a fair ... Read more

After a dull, rainy morning the skies brightened up for our much anticipated Knaresborough boys' football tournament. It wasn't a small school's event this time, we were up against some of the bigger schools in the area all of whom brought A and B teams! For our first match we ... Read more

On a sunny Wednesday morning in late September, members of our fabulous FROGS team descended on Knaresborough market armed with cakes, buns and biscuits baked by our equally fabulous parents and carers! They raised a fantastic £156 for school and, by all accounts, had a lot of fun in the ... Read more

We are delighted to announce that Goldsborough has achieved the Gold School Games Mark for the second year in a row! This award recognises the school's commitment to active participation for all pupils, access to a wide range of sporting experiences, high quality provision in school and regular opportunities to ... Read more

Goldsborough CE Primary School is celebrating another sporting success in 2014/2015, winning the inaugural Harrogate School Sport Partnership Small Schools' Grand Prix. The tournament, consisting of 21 schools with fewer than 120 pupils across the Harrogate and Rural district, awards points for participation and achievement in a wide range of ... Read more

After winning the Small Schools' Trophy last year, our cross country runners were anxious to make a good start in our bid to retain the title. The weather did not look promising, but by the time we arrived at Harrogate High, the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. ... Read more

Our sporting calendar has got off to a busy start this week with cross country on Monday and an Archery Arrows and Cycling competition on Tuesday. The cycling and archery were both at Aspin Park Primary school and we were competing against some of the bigger Knaresborough and surrounding schools. ... Read more

Day 5 - Bear Grylls has nothing on the Goldinghall/Sicklborough team. We spent this morning collecting wood and building fires to toast our marshmallows, which rounded off a fantastic week! Our fires were pretty impressive too. Look out for plenty of photos of our week on the website soon! Day ... Read more

Goldsborough's Y5 Orienteering team have won the Level 3 North Yorkshire Games Orienteering Event for Y5 boys! They came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their event and not only came home with a medal each but with a trophy for the cabinet. What a successful week for Goldsborough's sports ... Read more

Goldsborough School have won the Annual Village Cricket Tourmanent which was held at Spofforth School on 23rd June 2015. After a hotly contested round of pool matches, Goldsborough came out on top on runs scored after three of the four teams won two out of their three games. The final ... Read more

We are delighted to announce that our Y3/4 Quadkids team has qualified for the Level 3 area finals! This is a super achievement that we are all very proud of. Quadkids is a range of activities that develop athletics based skills. The finals take place on Monday 22nd June at ... Read more

We are delighted to announce that our Kwik Cricket team reached the Harrogate Area finals this week after coming second in a tournament of 13 teams! The tournament, predominantly attended by much larger schools, provided plenty of challenge for our team but their resilience, teamwork and all round cricket skills ... Read more

On Thursday 11th June, our school came together in the bright sunshine to enjoy a super sports day! Pupils from all classes competed well, challenged themselves, worked well as part of a team and supported one another in every activity. Congratulations to Wharfedale team who were our winners on the ... Read more

On Thursday 11th June, two representatives from Goldsborough's choir were invited to Killinghall School to contribute to a cheque handover to two local charities. The HART Alliance Concert, which involved school choirs from across the local area, raised over £2,000 for local charities 'Just 'B' and Martin House Children's Hospice. ... Read more

On Friday 5th June, Olympic Bobsleigh rider, Rebecca 'Bex' Wilson, spent the afternoon in school, sharing her insprirational story and leading a sponsored Fitness session for the whole school. During her talk, Bex described her journey to success, her attitude towards her sport and the need to be determined and ... Read more

On Tuesday 2nd June, PC Marie Scott led a whole school assembly to pass on the 'Stranger Danger' message to our pupils. The message was simple and easy to remember and our pupils' questions highlighted their sensible approach to keeping themselves safe. Read more

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