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,

Miss Zoe Pickard


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Latest News

In Class One, we have been very busy planting seeds and caring for them as they grow. First, we planted some beans which we had hoped might be magic but sadly turned out to be very ordinary. The beans are growing well but there are no castles or giants at ... Read more

We were privileged today to have Lauren Doherty come and talk to us about the dangers of the road and the importance of staying vigilant when walking near or across a road. Lauren's talk was inspirational and memorable! We returned to our classes to complete follow-up road safety activites, including ... Read more

A big well done to all the children for participating so brilliantly in last week's road safety activities. We started our activities with a thought provoking and inspirational talk from a local road safety speaker, Lauren Doherty, about the real life dangers posed on our roads. She commented on how ... Read more

On a scorching hot day, two teams represented Goldsborough at the annual FA Girls' Football Festival, run by Scotton Scorchers' coaches. A great day was had by all and we were treated to some great skill, teamwork and resilience from our two teams. Well done to all who took part! Read more

We finally got there! Our third attempt at Sports Day happened and, thankfully, the weather was kind to us. The afternoon was packed full of effort, achievement and competition and we were delighted to announce 'Europe' as the house team winners. Huge thanks to FROGS to providing refreshments (including ice ... Read more

Class One made fabulous clay models of minibeasts using natural materials for the features. Read more

It was wonderful to have so many parents come and join us in Class One for a Stay, Play and Learn session! We hope they enjoyed looking at some of the ways we encourage young childrento write. Read more

Class One were very excited to receive a vist from the police today as part of Operation Giraffe. Not only did the police explain the importance of safe car parking but they let us try on their uniform and climb inside the police van! What an exciting start to our ... Read more

On Friday, Class One planted bulbs for our allotment. We are very excited for them to grow so that we can then give them as gifts to some very special people. Thank you buddies for helping us with this! Read more

In Science, we have been learning about the different animal groups: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and invertebrates. We worked together to build a model animal park and sorted the animals into their correct groups. We added labels to show how they had been sorted. Read more

What a super class of little bumble bees we were for our harvest festival! Not only did we share some rather interesting facts about the harvest of honey (our favourite of course being that honey is actually bee vomit!) but also performed a wonderful waggle dance. Well done, Class One. Read more

Thank you so much to all the mums, dads and aunties that were able to join us in the classroom. We thoroughly enjoyed showing just some of learning and having some fun together in the classroom. Read more

Class One have developed a keen interest in frogs over recent days having listenened to the story 'The Teeny Weeny Tadpole' read to us by one of our super Year One's. Whilst not the best time of year to learn about the life cycle of frogs, we managed to research ... Read more

Photos from our brilliant trip to Fellside in June 2019. Read more

Day 1 You wouldn't think it was our first day when we tell you what we have done already! To say it was only really a half day makes it all the more amazing! We've climbed, scrambled, walked, found cave spiders, walked in the dark (don't worry parents- only the ... Read more

Class 4's new topic is about the physical and political geography of Europe. Read more

All the classes have been celebrating books in all their glory today. Amongst other things, Class 1 went on a scavenger hunt for key items in books, Class 2 acted out blurbs from a range of books, Class 3 made book covers and Class 4 used shoes as the basis ... Read more

What a fantastic performance Drama Club put on at Harrogate Studio Theatre this evening! Each and every one of the cast put on a stunning show and the audience were very appreciative of their efforts. Well done to all! Read more

As part of our topic's study of the theatre, and linked to our learning on light in science, Class 4 constructed simple shoe box theatres with coloured lighting and moving parts for their own production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Read more

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Reverse Advent Calendar. Your generosity is overwhelming. The following gifts were delivered to an organisation in Harrogate helping children and families in need: Elsa pencil case Gel pens Colouring and Activity Books Inside Out DVD Colouring Pencils Snowman Chocolates Emoji ... Read more

Our kind volunteers from FROGS have been incredibly organised this year so were in school this afternoon to start off the (shhh!) Christmas cards. Read more

Please find the handout from September's Year 6 parent information evening below. Thanks! Read more

Year 6 and Reception teamed up today to share books and discuss their experiences of being a buddy. We had some great exampes of how our buddies have helped us and a mature conversation about the long-term goals of the buddy scheme: independence was the word of the day! Read more

We all enjoyed a terrific visit from Mo O'Hara, author of the 'My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish' series on Friday. Mo lit up Class 2, 3 and 4 with an interactive session where she covered ideas such as how an author is 'a creator of ideas' (= 'someone who makes ... Read more

Thank you to those who have volunteered to represent the school at Goldsborough Hall's commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11th (arive at 6pm, sing at 6.15pm in the Orangery). Proceeds from the event will be going to the British Army Soldier's charity who do some ... Read more

Class 4 were part of a two condition experiment into healthy eating today. They were asked to pour out a normal bowl of cereal, then asked if they thought it was more or less than 30g (the recommended portion size for children). Not many pupils were confident as to whether ... Read more

Please find our overview of this half term's topic below... Read more

Class 4 explored the concrete relationship between a half and a whole today, leading to our work on simplifying fractions. Read more

Class One have had a great week leaning about super structures, Can you guess which famous structures they have drawn? Read more

Check back regularly for updates from our Year 6 Fellside Residential! Day 1- Monday 18th June After our long journey, we unpacked and set about tackling our activities. We worked on a range of team building activities and then an orienteering task at the centre. After a hearty dinner of ... Read more

Year 6 used some of their money raised from bun bakes to do a practical art workshop at Henshaws where they learned the skills of mosaic making and constructed a lasting tribute to their time at Goldsborough. Read more

The joint choir of Goldsborough and Sicklinghall will be at Young Voices on Monday, January 14th 2019 All the audio tracks, dance tracks, lyrics and more can be accessed here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/childrens-music-room Using the Code: Popmedley2019 Enjoy! - - - - - - - - - - - - - The ... Read more

The whole school enjoyed a terrific trip to Harlow Carr today. We made fairy houses, hunted for wildlife and explored both the playgrounds and quieter areas of this fantastic gardens. Read more

Class 4 had a fantastic trip to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda. Highlights were: - Exploring the Roman fort replicas - Max H - The 3D film [Edge of Empire] - Max G - Finding out about the mystery of 'Georgie', a Roman child found under the floor of ... Read more

We had a fabulous time at the Class 2 Sleepover! We packed so much into the time that we will probably spend the weekend sleeping to recover! We did a treasure hunt, made our tea, built a fire, had a talent show, watched a movie, learnt archery, had a go-kart ... Read more

Class 4 were treated to two afternoons of European cookery this week when local chef and parent, Nick Iles, came in to help us prepare delicious dishes from a range of European countries, including: Italy: bruschetta with mozzarella, basil and fresh tomatoes followed, spaghetti bolognaise and a rich macaroni cheese; ... Read more

Year 6 have just started a project for their reception buddies - books aimed specifically at their interests. Their project research interviews have already sparked some excellent discussions about plot, structure and layout of children's books, as well as deeper discussions around gender stereotyping and the morals books can teach us. Read more

Year 6 had a brilliant day out today at Countryside Live, a country fair for primary children held at the Ledston Estate in Leeds. They... ... learned about the day-to-day jobs of a vet... ... saw how the Police approach crimes against wildlife... ... learned how to work out the ... Read more

Day 1 ​ ​The sun has got its hat on! We have basked in the glorious sunshine and warm temperatures on our first day. We completed team challenges and then enjoyed a tasty lunch. We then headed out to complete our afternoon activities. One group enjoyed a ghyll scramble whilst ... Read more

​We enjoyed a very exciting day at the end of February when the snow joined us! It is not often that we have the opportunity to develop our sculpture skills before playtime, our snowboarding skills after play and follow it all with a hot chocolate and a chocolate biscuit. Who ... Read more

Class 4 made cubes, octahedrons and icosahedrons from nets last week. We looked at the 2D surface area of the 3D shapes as well. Some of us perservered and constructed passable icosahedrons (shape with 20 faces!). A great effort! Read more

As part of our science work on the human circulatory system, we have been learning the different functions of the heart, lungs and blood vessels. To help us inderstand the process of circulation, we made models using 3D shapes we had recently covered in maths. Read more

Please find our topic overview attached. This topic take us right up to May 11th, just before Key Stage 2 test week. Read more

Pupils from Goldsborough CE and Sicklinghall CP Schools visited Bangkok in February as part of the schools’ newly established international link with Satit Prasarnmit Demonstration School (Elementary) in the city. The trip, which took place during the February half term holiday, was the first of its kind and followed the ... Read more

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the information meeting about our Fellside trip with Goldsborough and Sicklinghall's Y6s (June 18th - 22nd 2018). Please find the slides from the presentation below. Payment information: Total cost: £361 (patyable by 18/5/18). Deposit of £75 due by 9/2/18 If ... Read more

Corrie Verduijn, a doctor and missionary working in Uganda, came to speak to the pupils today about her day to day work in Kiwoko Hospital and the community, including the school, nearby. https://www.kiwokohospital.org/hospital/ She showed us the classrooms, lessons and facilities at the school; the pupils may be in large ... Read more

(report by Jeorgia and Evie) On Monday, Class 4 went to Harrogate theatre to do with our topic (Lights Camera Action). We found this trip fascinating as we learned so much about the theatre’s history. We also got a grand tour of the theatre including the stage, green room, dressing ... Read more

Class 4 learned about ratio using blocks and rubber animals (thanks, Class 1!) to make patterns and shapes. While this helped us underpin our learning about ratio, it also allowed us to make useful links to fractions, division and proportion. Read more

Goldsborough's choir have been very busy today: three separate concerts in three locations to three audiences. Our first was Thistle Hill Care Centre where we entertained residents on two different floors with a lively selection of tunes. We were treated to a few dances from the residents as well as ... Read more

Our Nativity took place in St Mary's Church, Goldsborough and was a brilliant show. Whilst we all know the story so well, it was lovely to see one or two surprises along the way! Our narrators, singers, dancers and actors all did a superb job (twice!) and we were most ... Read more

Class 4 completed a chilly walk around Knaresborough today to play 'architectural detectives' with the fantastic array of historical buildings in Knaresborough. We had previously looked at some old photographs of the area which were then used as part of a 'rephotography' project (see photo gallery). We looked at all ... Read more

Following a hugely successful exchange visit to Goldsborough and Sicklinghall in May 2017 by pupils from Satit Prasarnmit Demonstration School (Elementary), Bangkok, the link between our schools was further strengthened in October in preparation for our pupils' visit to Thailand in March. Mr Shillito visited to meet with Asst. Prof ... Read more

What an astronomically brilliant way to end the half term for Sicklinghall and Goldsborough pupils! Rhyme Rocket came to town on Friday 20th October along with Professor Poet and First Officer Ditty, as seen on CBeebies! Their show was fantastic, mixing a huge amount of fun with rhyme and phonics ... Read more

On a cool but dry Tuesday afternoon, seven Y3/4 pupils represented Goldsborough at a football tournament in Harrogate. They travelled on the 'team' minibus with Sicklinghall's team and were eager to begin their quest for success against other Harrogate based schools. Our team played very well, defended with organisation and ... Read more

Please find a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Letter from 13th June 2017 attached below. We are very pleased with the outcome and with the inspection findings from what was a very positive experience for all involved. Read more

Knaresborough Fire Service and Knaresborough Police officers visited Goldsborough recently to share with pupils some of the work that they do on a day to day basis to keep us all safe. There were opportunities to look at some of the equipment used, sit in the Police van and even ... Read more

What a super day we had at the Girls' Football Festival at Scotton Scorchers' home ground recently. Our team of Y2s and Y3s played so well- they were competitive, worked well as a team and didn't concede a single goal! Well done Team Goldsborough! Read more

Our Summer term is always jam packed with sporting events and this first half of term has been no exception! We started in early April winning the Year 1 and 2 Area football festival. The competition was fierce and although we were missing Harry Shoesmith in our team, we gained ... Read more

Year 6 enjoyed a terrific day out on the Ledston estate today. Along with our 10 visitors from Satit Prasarnmit School in Bangkok, we had a terrific day at Countryside Live - a unique outdoor event celebrating the best of the British countryside through workshops and hands-on experiences, including: ... ... Read more

It was the turn of the younger members of our school to represent us on Wednesday 5th April in the Mixed Football Festival. Each game was 5 a-side, consisting of one goalkeeper and 4 outfield players. We took along our budding footballers, Harry S, Finnian L, Noah S, Isla Band ... Read more

We are so proud of all of our year 4s. They have challenged themselves over 3 days of intense activity and fun. You are a joy! Read more

What a privilege it was to watch the Theatre Club children blossom into wonderful characters with a 'stage presence'. Over 10 weeks , under the guidance of Lizzie, they have honed their acting skills and toiled with their lines. Last night saw their 2 performance on stage. You have entertained ... Read more

Goldsborough CE Primary School was inspected under the SIAMS Schedule in March 2017. You can find a copy of the report here. Read more

Our sporting calendar for the first few months of this year has already been a very busy one! We started off the year with a Change-4-Life event which aims to give pupils a fun introduction to target skills and gives them confidence and competence to hopefully take part in lifelong ... Read more

We have had a very successful day. Our hosts, Victoria Primary School, graciously took us to the largest mosque in the town. We were given a guided tour and then to our great surprise, treated to a little feast. It was a fabulous experience and very kind of our hosts ... Read more

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