Welcome to Sessay Church of England Primary School!
Here in our small rural school we are dedicated to providing a rich, high-quality learning environment for all children based on the Christian values of the school's foundation:
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP: We look after each other
FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY: We all matter and everyone's contribution is valued
RESPECT AND KINDNESS: We look after our school and all the people in it
COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE: We keep on going no matter how hard it is
CO-OPERATION AND SELF CONTROL: We share and take turns so everyone has a chance
HONESTY AND TRUST: We say the right things and tell the truth
SELF-ESTEEM AND JOY: We feel good about ourselves and the things we achieve
Focus Values: Respect and Kindness
This half term our focus values are 'Respect and Kindness: we look after our school and all the people in it’. Again, this links with SEAL work on ‘Relationships’. As well as thinking about looking after everyone in the school community, we will also be thinking about the communities of the village, the local area, the UK and the wider world. We already have some events linked to these values arranged, such as a WWF sale, and a non-uniform day in aid of the Help for Heroes charity.
We hope our website gives you a taste of our school...
To find out more, contact Louise Waite (School Business Manager) or Allyson Buckton (Headteacher) by telephone on 01845 501239 or email at email@example.com
Click here for the School Brochure for school information including staff, curriculum and other general information
Click here for information on North Yorkshire Schools Admissions
Click here for Ofsted reports
Click here for our SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) report
We are part of the Diocese of York family of schools. Click here to find out more about the work of the Diocese
If your child already attends Sessay CE School you can still find newsletters, policies and other school information by logging onto Fronter at https://fronter.com/northyorks
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 101 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
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.