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

Headteacher 


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Latest News

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

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) Please find lyrics below + links to the versions of the songs to help with learning: Babylon - Don ... 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

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

FROGS hosted a sun-drenched garden party to celebrate the Royal Wedding today. Pupils from all classes enjoyed cakes and drinks while attending parents helped to raise £112.45 for Place2be , "...A children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, ... 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

Our topic will continue as we prepare for the last term of primary school (sob!) A new version of the curriculum overview with added events and slight changes in subject coverage is available below... 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

We had a fantastic night at Story Night in school recently. We arrived in our pyjamas and it was fun from the first minute until the last! We had stories, played games and enjoyed juice and a biscuit. Our Y5 and 6 organisers did a super job of preparing for ... 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

Following on from last term's persuasive pitches for our Dragons' Den topic, Class 4 have been using their stop motion filming techniques to great effect in adverts for the 'Light and Learn' Fruit Bowl. A huge array of creative ideas came together this afternoon - we hope to share the ... Read more

As part of the annual RSPB Big Birdwatch, Class 4 counted all the birds that landed around the park and cricket pitch. We weren't too lucky with our sightings but did spot starlings, wood pigeons, a pheasant and red kites. This will now help us with constructing pie charts as ... 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

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What a fantastic event the Christmas Concert at Harrogate International Centre was this year. Performing to over 1100 adults, our choir, alongside choirs from Knaresborough and Harrrogate Schools and the Harrogate Choral Society, sang a range of traditional and comtemporary carols and Christmas themed songs. A huge well done to ... 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

Just a few pictures of this week's Year 6 residential. Look out for a report and more details once the intrepid travellers return! 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

While Year 4 have been at Bewerley Park, Year 5 and 6 have worked together in an epic project to finish off their half term's topic on Africa. Their brief (see below) was extensive: in groups of three they had to plan an African holiday for themselves and a responsible ... 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

During the final school week before Christmas everybody took part in a STEM afternoon - we learnt that this was short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Everyone found the activities exciting, the children created; cottonbud ladders so Santa's elves could get up into his sleigh, hot chocolate flasks from ... 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

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

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

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. Here is a taster of our 3 day residential at Bewerley Park. 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

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