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Proposed funding changes to local schools by political parties

Schools are facing a major funding crisis – with secondary schools in line to lose funding equivalent to six teachers’ salaries, according to a new report. Find out how Kirkbymoorside Community Primary School and Ryedale School may be affected depending on the outcome of the General Election. The SchoolCuts.org.uk website says it has calculated its […]

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A glimpse into the past!

As part of the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s project to create an archive, we worked alongside the children from Key Stage Two and the school’s history club. Our project was to recreate a map of the town showing the householders listed in a survey dated 1730, which came as part of The Court Collection.  The task […]

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Kirkbymoorside School Summer Fair – 25th June

There are plenty of prizes to be won and fun to be had at this year’s Kirkbymoorside Primary School Summer Fair, which takes place on Saturday 25 June from 2 – 4pm. Organised by the Friends of Kirkbymoorside School, this year’s summer fair has an Hawaiian theme with hula-hoop and limbo competitions plus a human […]

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Fundraising concert for Kirkby School

Kirkby Soul Band are playing at the Moorside Bar (the Old British Legion) on 16th July at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of the Friends of Kirkbymoorside School to help fund new outdoor play equipment. Tickets are £10 and available from Kirkby School, Towlers Chemist and Something Special. We’re hoping for a full house!!

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Every school child in England has chance to visit National Parks

The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted with government plans to enable every schoolchild in England the chance to visit National Parks as part of new education plans announced today. Speaking as she launched the new plan in the South Downs National Park, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said: By instilling a love of […]

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Poster for Kirkbymoorside Christmas Fair

Kirkbymoorside Christmas Fair 4th December

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 4 December from 6pm to 8pm – Kirkbymoorside Primary School Christmas Fair. There’ll be a Grotto for the children and crafts, toys, cakes, games and activities for all. Try your luck on the tombola, buy a raffle ticket and enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer! Admission is FREE.

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Primary school bikers learn new skills

Pupils at Kirkbymoorside Primary School have been demonstrating their pedal power by taking part in Bikeability. The scheme is an updated version of cycling proficiency with children completing a number of skills, including bicycle handling, cycling on quiet roads and how to deal with more complicated traffic environments. Gareth Sleightholme, deputy headteacher, said the Year […]

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North Yorkshire schools rock it out at the Barbican

Youngsters from across North Yorkshire will take part in the local heat of a national dance competition aimed at spreading the message that you can have fun without drink or drugs. Teams from Bedale High School, Boroughbridge High School, Graham School in Scarborough, Skipton Academy, Welburn Hall Special School near Kirkbymoorside and Richmond School will […]

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School holiday dates

We’ve been posting news of activities for the kids during the coming half term holiday, and if you’ve got kids you’ll know exactly when that is.  But if you haven’t, and you don’t want to find yourself on the train with a pack of six year olds and their teddy bears, or whatever, take note: […]

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Glitz and Glam Night at Kirkby School

An evening of pure indulgence. Seize the opportunity to relax in the company of friends – and get a head-start on your preparations for Christmas! Whether you’re seeking that elusive ‘perfect gift’ for a family member or friend – or looking to treat yourself ! – the Glitz and Glam Night will help you to […]

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Solarwall visit Kirkbymoorside School‏

Solarwall visited Kirkbymoorside School this week, to present them with a donation of £200 and a hamper of seeds to contribute towards the school’s vegetable allotment. During the summer break, Solarwall installed solar photovoltaic panels for the school, to allow the school to lower its electricity bills by producing its own electricity. Of the installation, […]

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Shopping expedition to Leeds

Kirkbymoorside school are organising a Christmas shopping trip to Leeds (well, actually – we’re just providing the coach to Leeds … you don’t have to go shopping!) on Saturday 8th November 2014. Anyone is welcome to join us, you don’t need to have any connection to the school! Bring a group of friends for a […]

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Kirkbymoorside Primary School KS2 Sports Day slideshows

A lovely afternoon spent at Kirkbymoorside School for the KS2 Sports Day. Here are some photo highlights for you to enjoy: Kirkbymoorside Sports Day 2014 KS2 by Slidely Slideshow Kirkbymoorside Sports Day 2014 KS2 Part 2 by Slidely Slideshow

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Not Lost But Gone Before

The children from Kirkbymoorside History Club have been busy over the last five weeks, visiting the churchyard, recording and drawing the gravestones and plaques in and around the churchyard as part of the Lottery Funded project with the Kirkbymoorside History Group. The children have worked really hard in all types of weather and have produced […]

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Kirkbymoorside School Fair – Sat 28th June

Fun day out for all – bring along your family & friends. tombola refreshments and bbq coconut shy bouncy castle hook a duck story tellers and childrens craft stalls lots of other fun stalls Children’s fancy dress competition – come dressed for a ‘sport’ theme. Exhibitions from Sarah Louise Ashworth School of Dance, Kirkbymoorside Judo […]

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Fundraising Jumble Sale next Saturday – come along!

The Friends of Kirkbymoorside School are holding a Jumble Sale and Coffee Morning on Saturday 29th March from 10am at the Memorial Hall. So please come along and support us and have a coffee, cake and find a bargain! For those of you who are not familiar with what Friends of Kirkbymoorside School do, our […]

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World Hat Day celebrations at Kirkbymoorside Primary School

Hold On To Your Hats! – what a wonderful spectacle there was today as pupils brought in their wonderful creations to both celebrate their favourite author and World Book Day. A number of parents also came along to read their favourite stories including David Goodwin, a school governor pictured below. Here is just a small […]

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Kirkbymoorside Primary School win Super Schools tonight

Many congratulations to the six elite athletes from our local school who won the Super Schools competition at the St Albans Sports Centre tonight. The pupils, pictured below and all from Year 6, won their places in the team after successfully competing against other students from their year group at the school. This is the […]

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Red Nose Day fun at Kirkby School

Some images from what looks like a great day last Friday when all the children were asked to come dressed in red in support of Comic Relief’s big fundraiser.

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Dates of school terms

If you have school age children, you will know what the dates of terms are.  If you don’t, you may still want to know, if, like me, you prefer to plan your holidays when the ‘ankle biters’ are at school. Dates for local community and voluntary controlled schools are determined by the North Yorkshire County […]

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Spots & Stripes - Children in Need

Spots & Stripes Day at Kirkbymoorside Primary School

To help raise money for Children in Need Kirkbymoorside Primary School children were encouraged to wear spots and stripes today and bring a small donation. Here are just a few pictures with more to follow next week.

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Kirkbymoorside Primary School pupils become evacuees for the day

As part of the first day of the Pickering War Weekend children from the school dressed as war time evacuees and took a ride on the North York Moors Railway. ITV’s Calendar programme filmed them for the 6.00pm news – if you missed it here it is. and here is a film produced by the […]

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Great progress made with school garden

Although there was a slightly disappointing turn out of volunteers for the making of the new Kirkbymoorside School Garden on Saturday good progress was made by the hard-working gang who came along. Now that the heavy work of removing the stones and soil has been done the membrane can be laid with a layer of […]

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Kirkbymoorside Primary School – help wanted this Saturday

Having had the new classroom built over the summer holidays we have lost the Peace Garden that we had at that side of the school. The planned was to re-locate it in the holiday, but we ran out of time! Having a quiet area where children can sit and play is really important so we have found […]

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French Day at Kirkbymoorside Primary School

The children enjoyed several activities during our Frech Day on July 10th. These included playing Boules, a French quiz, munching croissants, hot chocolate and a traditional french lunch cooked by our lunchtime staff. The day gave the children the opportunity to emerse themselves in the French culture and practise their french language skills. We were […]

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Kirkbymoorside School celebrate Jubilee by going red, white and blue

A slideshow of just some of the children and teachers who took up the challenge to come to the last day of school before half-term dressed in red, white and blue – don’t they look GREAT! Created with flickr slideshow. Thanks to head Gill Hardacre for sending these photos across.

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Easter Eggs designed by children from Kirkbymoorside Primary School

Well done to all the children who took part in the school’s annual Easter Egg competition – as you can see there are some wonderful designs: Many thanks to Louise Mudd for taking all the photos.

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Kirkbymoorside Primary School children celebrate World Book Day

With a theme of Witches, Wizards and Magic – so Harry Potter to the fore!! All children will receive a £1 book token today. Find out more about World Book Day.

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Parent View – a chance to comment on your local school

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and […]

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The school wildlife garden

In this film Simon Johnson from the Primary School describes the various habitats he and his students have created in their school wildlife garden. He also enthuses about how the area, which is teeming in wildlife, can be used for a wide variety of subjects including Maths, English and even I.T. Simon shows us his willow […]

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