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.

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Latest News

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

Please note that there are cases of chicken pox in school. Please be vigilant to symptoms in your own child/ren. The following is taken from the NHS Direct website: Chickenpox is a common illness that mainly affects children and causes an itchy, spotty rash. Most children will catch chickenpox at ... 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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