Dishforth CE Primary School

Dishforth CE Primary School


I enjoy receiving letters from pupils here in Skipton and Ripon. I recently received letters from Cononley Primary School, Kirby Hill C of E School and Burnsall Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to write such thoughtful letters.

Alongside speaking to some of the pupils who wrote these letters, during parliamentary engagement workshops I have spoken to many students from Water Street Primary School, Skipton Parish Church Primary, Kirkby Malzeard Primary School, Kettlesing Felliscliffe Primary School, Sutton-in-Craven CE VC Primary School, Ripon Grammar School, Dishforth Airfield Primary School, Dishforth CE Primary School, Skipton Girls' High School, Beckwithshaw Community Primary School and Cundall Manor School.
I very much enjoyed speaking to Dishforth CE Primary School yesterday as part of a UK Parliament School Workshop. The pupils asked a number of very thoughtful questions, they wanted to know how the office had helped people during the Coronavirus pandemic, my view on the current coronavirus restrictions in place, whether they should be lifted sooner and about the prospects of a further lockdown, as well as whether I had met the Queen or not.
As the end of an extraordinary school year approaches, we are thrilled to be able to share some good news with the announcement of the latest winners of our SAPERE Award Schools!

Teachers at these 11 amazing schools have all been working so hard – and never more so than in the last few months – to bring the benefits of to their students and staff.

Our new Silver Award Schools are:

* Bellfield Junior School in Birmingham
* Dishforth CE Primary School near Thirsk in North Yorkshire
* Horton Mill Community Primary School in Oldham
* Iver Village Junior School in Buckinghamshire
* Katherine Semar School in Saffron Walden
* Leesland Infant School in Gosport
* St Basil's Catholic Primary School in Widnes

Our new Bronze Award Schools are:
* Ash Green Primary Academy in Stoke-on-Trent
* Gladstone Primary Academy in Stoke-on-Trent
* Launton Church of England Primary School in Bicester
* Moorpark Junior School in Stoke-on-Trent

We’re proud to recognise the amazing job teachers at these eleven schools have done to embed and sustain high-quality practice right across their teaching, learning and ethos.

Our P4C School Awards provide a framework through which you can truly build high-quality, sustainable P4C into every aspect of your school’s life. Find out more at or get in touch!
If I was still teaching this is something that I would share. A poem from 1869.

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply.

Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.” - Kitty O’Meara.
Please could someone post a copy of the letter regards donations for Christmas fair, tombola etc?
The Big Tree Plant - yesterday the children planted a native variety of Silver Birch, Rowan, Wild Cherry, English Oak and Hawthorn saplings at school. We look forward to seeing them grow and develop echoing DishforthCofE school vision of ‘Rooted and grounded with love’. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the planting.
Just checking in to say we are home. I don’t know who is responsible for the lovely welcome home, banners, balloons, flowers, groceries and medicinal alcohol but thank you so much. Means a lot! Really are lucky to live in such a lovely village surrounded by lovely caring people # # #
Just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you from Ronan and I for the lovely book of well wishes the lovely Chambers family delivered to us this evening. I am very pleased to report that Ronan has being assessed this evening and we are coming home tomorrow. We are very grateful for everyone’s kind messages, well wishes, visits and support. Thank you 💕 # # #
School Bulbs for sale at pick up tonight. £3 per pack or 2 packs for £5. Plant now for a lovely treat in Spring..
2 questions:
Do we bring PE kit in on Thursday & is toddler group back on Fridays?
More news here.
Boroughbridge JFC is recruiting for the 2018/19 season. Come down and meet the coaches at our annual registration and taster day at Boroughbridge High School on Saturday 7 July (10am-12.30pm). Plenty of supervised football for the kids, teas, coffees, buns and refreshments available for the parents.

Dishforth CE Primary School is an outstanding village school for children aged 3 - 11 years. http://

Our school is arranged into four classes, including a purpose built Foundation Unit for children aged 3-5 years.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 09/12/2021

Tomorrow we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day! We are asking for a £1 donation to Save the Children.
We look forward to seeing all your Christmas jumpers/tops. 🎄Apart from their Christmas jumper, please ensure children wear their school uniform as usual 🎄👕


We will be supporting Children in Need day tomorrow (Friday) by holding a non uniform day and ask that children bring in a £1 donation.


Good Morning! With the hot weather today, please could all children ensure they have a water bottle, a sun hat and that they have applied sun cream. A named bottle of sun cream can be brought to school to be kept in the classroom.


We looking forward to welcoming you all back tomorrow.

The following information is a reminder about the arrangements for the opening of school which were
communicated in July.

School day times

From Tuesday 7th September the school day for all children will begin at 8.45am and finish at 3.15pm.

The one-way system is still in operation to avoid congestion at the main gate. Please follow the one-way system round the school. On a morning, children in Years 1-6 are to go onto the main playground where their class teacher will meet them. Children in EYFS are to be taken straight to the EYFS building.

At the end of the school day, EYFS and Class 1 children are to be collected from their classroom, Class 2 and 3 children (Years 3-6) will be brought out onto the playground for collection.

If parents would like their child/children in Year 5 or Year 6 to walk home, then please put this in writing to the school office so that staff can be notified.


Uniform & PE Kits

Please can all children wear their school uniform with school shoes – not trainers.

Please bring PE kits into school in a separate named bag on Tuesday. Children need a plain white t-shirt, navy / black shorts and trainers. As the weather turns colder, a plain navy or black tracksuit can be worn and I would also recommend a lightweight waterproof jacket. PE can take place in most weathers outside if children have the correct clothing!
It is strongly advised that all items of clothing including footwear is named clearly, along with bags and packed lunch boxes.


We hope you have all had a lovely summer. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 7th September.

The school day for all children will begin at 8.45am and finish at 3.15pm.


Don't forget, it is World Book Day tomorrow.

Please dress up as a character from a book.

If you are not in school, please send us your photograph via your class email.

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings 04/01/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a restful break.

I am getting in touch with you this evening following the announcement made by the Prime Minister.

As you will have been aware, primary schools in North Yorkshire were opening tomorrow and this has now changed. This is not what we were expecting at this late notice.

In order for school to prepare for this, and receive further clarification and guidance, I am asking that no children come into school tomorrow and parents email school to inform us if they require a place for their child / children from Wednesday 6th January. A link to the latest key worker list is below for your reference.

Remote learning will be sent via the class email system tomorrow.

I appreciate this is a very challenging time for everyone and I will send out further communication tomorrow to families.

Kind regards,

Julie Lyon

Head Teacher -workers

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Just to confirm pick up timings for today
EYFS and Class 3: 2.20pm
Class 1 and Class 2: 2.30pm
There is no after school club running today.
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break.


EYFS and KS1's nativities have been sent to parents. Please check your junk folder if you have not received the link.


We are looking forward to Christmas Jumper day tomorrow! Children should still wear their school uniform, replacing their school jumper with a Christmas one!


Just a reminder that this Friday we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. Children can wear a Christmas jumper instead of their school jumper for a £1 donation to Save the Children.

Also, Friday 11th December is the last day for any donations to Thirsk Community Works. This charity has been chosen by the School Council. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!


Please could all Year 1&2 children have their P.E kits in school tomorrow. Also, could all Year 1&2 children have their nativity clothes in school by Wednesday.


Just a reminder that Monday is the start of Anti-Bullying week and we will be taking part in Odd Socks Day. We are encouraging all children to come to school on Monday in odd socks.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is Children in Need Day and children can wear non-uniform for a £1 donation.


North Yorkshire County Council has produced a useful reference guide for Covid-19 related pupil absence. It provides clear information and advice for a range of circumstances.


A copy of the latest school newsletter is now available on the school website:


A copy of the latest school newsletter can be found below.


The hot weather looks like it will continue into Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school with sun cream on, a sun hat and a bottle of sun cream, named, to reapply as necessary. Also, please remember to bring a water bottle.


It has been lovely to welcome back all the children today. A newsletter has been sent out today via email. You can find a copy on the school website


Good Morning. I hope you all have had a good summer. We are looking forward to welcoming all children back to school on Tuesday 8th September. A letter has been sent out today via email. A copy of the letter can be found on the school website


A big thank you to Morrisons and Sue Robson for their fantastic donations of books for our library and picnic food for the Year 6 leavers' picnic!


Have a lovely summer, everybody.
Best wishes to Year 6 for their move to secondary school.

Photos from Dishforth CE Primary School's post 17/07/2020

Thank you to Mark Chester for designing and Kevin Askew Business Development Manager at GoPrint3D, Ripon, is kindly printing the coasters for Year 6 free of charge.

Thank you also for the lovely name plates as well!
Thank you, Mrs Chester for organising it all!


We are preparing school for September and would be grateful if you in school if you could return reading books.There will be a couple of boxes in the car-park next week where you can place the books and we will then make sure they are wiped/quarantined ready for the autumn term.
Thank you!


Just a reminder that tomorrow is a training day (Friday 26th June)


We are looking forward to seeing some of our year groups return to school tomorrow.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to the letter that was sent out last week giving information about the staggered start and finish times, one way system around school etc.


A letter has been emailed to parents this morning giving further information on the plans for more children to begin to attend school. In case, you have missed the email, it has also been uploaded to the school website:

Best wishes for a relaxing half-term break,


Many thanks to parents in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 who have replied to the message about the phased reopening of school. If you haven't yet done so, please can you let me know by Monday?

I will be writing to parents next week with more information.

In the meantime, thank you all for your continued support with home learning.

Have a lovely weekend!


In case anyone missed the email, a newsletter was sent out earlier in the week.
A copy can also be downloaded from our school website:


Good morning everyone!
Although our work on our new library has temporarily been on hold during the closure, hopefully, it won't be too long before we can begin again. Here's a super opportunity to win £5000 of Book Tokens for school. All you have to do, is to nominate our school:


Hope everyone is well and has a lovely bank holiday weekend.


A newsletter has been emailed this afternoon and can be downloaded from the website
you can also find a copy on Class Do Jo, in the School Story section #/schools/5a72d0ba84c4b31cb34ad203/story


We've reached the end of another week in lock down!
I hope everybody is well (and that the home learning isn't proving too stressful!) We are certainly finding it very strange working from home and not seeing the children - we are definitely looking forward to when we can reopen school.

Before we end the week, I must congratulate Class 2 on their superb effort in this week's North Yorkshire Sumdog Contest.I have followed many of these contests (and we do have a good track record) but this one must surely be the closest of all! Throughout the week, Class 2 were on the leader board and on several occasions, took the lead. In the end, on the final day of the contest, they were overtaken but still finished 5th with 569 points!
This is a very impressive score and reflects the hard work by all the children who took part - well done, Class 2!
On April 24th, Dishforth was the daily winner with 226 points which was actually the second highest daily score of this contest.

Superb results, especially when you see that 132 classes entered:

Hope you all have a relaxing and restful weekend! Stay safe!


I can't keep up with the Sumdog Leaderboard today!
Class 2 have been 1st, 2nd,3rd and still it keeps changing!

Well done, Class 2 on your hard work! Good luck with the last day of the contest.


Class 2 have just edged into 1st place on the Sumdog Leader board this afternoon! Congratulations! Keep going, you're doing brilliantly.


Well done, Class 2 - currently 3rd in the North Yorkshire Sumdog Contest.
Keep up the good work!

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