Sessay Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School was built in 1848. The school is situated at the end of the village, next to St Cuthbert’s Church, and is around 6 miles from Thirsk. The school consists of a mixture of listed buildings and later additions located around extensive grounds in a quiet rural setting. We currently have 83 children on roll, taught in 4 classes. We work within the Thirsk Cluster of schools, and are part of the Diocese of York.
We pride ourselves on our warm family atmosphere and close links between the staff and the parents. Many parents help in the school on a regular basis and this involvement is much encouraged. We aim to provide a stimulating and interesting environment, encourage children to ask questions and develop enquiring and creative minds. To help keep parents informed about school life the Fronter learning platform is available with access from home.
See below for some of our key school policies:
Click here to find out about our themes for Collective Worship this half term
Holidays in Term Time The law around leave of absence for holidays changed in September 2013
The Pupil Premium is funding which is allocated to schools based on the number of children in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals, or who are in the care of the Local Authority. Schools are able to decide how to spend this money to ensure that these children make good progress and achieve their full potential in school. Sometimes children may need additional support in order to achieve this, and the Pupil Premium can help.
In 2011-12 our school's Pupil Premium allocation was £2150. This funding has been used for teaching assistant support, staff training, resources to enhance the curriculum, and the subsidy of some extra-curricular enrichment activities so that we can work within our school aims of developing the whole child.
As the number of pupils in school who are eligible for Free School Meals within each class is very small, confidentiality means that we are unable to provide details here about their achievement and progress. This information is held in school to help us evaluate the impact of the funding and its use.