Due to safety concerns around Covid-19, primary schools across the area can no longer hold Open Days in their usual format as they look ahead to September 2021.
However, to ensure prospective parents and students can still make the right choice, several local schools will be holding virtual open days and private tours in the coming weeks!
To help you keep on top of the changes, we’ve comprised a list of open days/tours for schools across Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon:
All Saints CE School, Kirkby Overblow
All Saints CE School will not be holding their usual Open Day this year due to Covid-19 measures, however they’ve opted to give individual tours instead.
Headteacher Mrs Andrews will be conducting the tours for prospective parents and children, walking them through the external areas of the village school.
Email the school office to arrange an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 01423 872491.
Beckwithshaw Primary School
Beckwithshaw Primary will be holding an open day on Saturday 21st November from 10am-2pm.
Contact Catherine Drury in the school office on 01423 504642 or email email@example.com
Bilton Grange Primary School
Bilton Grange will be taking advantage of technology available and hosting ‘live’ virtual open days.
Parents can choose from two dates: Saturday 7th November and Saturday 5th December, both at 10am.
To take part, register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01423 502375 and they will email you a link to join the event!
Coppice Valley Primary School
Coppice Valley are not able to offer their usual open day but Headteacher Mrs Meadus will be doing tours of the school – one family at a time.
Parents looking to go along should call the school in advance who will book in a time slot.
Most of the tour will be outdoors but we will be able to safely tour parts of the inside of school, looking at the hall and libraries as these areas are not being used by the children at this time.
Prospective parents can call the school on 01423 563760 to book a tour.
Follifoot & Spofforth Church of England Primary Schools
Follifoot & Spofforth will be holding personalised visits for anyone thinking of joining their Federation family – these can be booked by contacting either school office and arranging a visit during term time.
Both schools warmly welcome children from their villages, as well as Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.
Grove Road Community Primary School
Grove Road will be welcoming visits from prospective Reception Class parents this October, with a view to admissions for September 2021.
Contact the school to arrange an appointment on 01423 506060.
Kettlesing Felliscliffe Community Primary School
Kettlesing Felliscliffe will be welcoming visitors for an Open Day on Saturday 7th November 2020 from 10am-2pm.
For more information on getting booked on, contact Heather in the school office on 01423 770576 or email@example.com
Killinghall CE Primary School
Killinghall CE Primary School will not be holding their usual Open Day this year due to Covid-19 measures and the new National Lockdown.
To keep the whole school community safe, they have opted for a ‘VIRTUAL TOUR’ which can be viewed on the school website www.killinghall.n-yorks.sch.uk
If you have any questions, please give them a ring on 01423 506307.
New Park Primary
New Park Primary will organise tours and visits on an individual basis – give the office a call on 01423 503011 to book!
North Rigton CE Primary School
Due to the current circumstances, North Rigton will not be holding an open day this year.
Instead Headteacher Mrs Andrews will be giving individual tours of the external areas of the school.
Email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment or call 01423 734540.
Oatlands Infant School
Oatlands will be holding virtual tours this year! Be sure to check out their website for information in the next couple of weeks for the links you’ll need to attend.
Pannal Primary School
With all the current Covid restrictions, usual visits will not be possible but we are working out ways for you to get enough information about our school to help you to make your decision.
Please complete the form and we will be in touch with more information.
Richard Taylor School
Richard Taylor School have put together a virtual tour, which can be viewed here.
Ripley Endowed CE Primary School
Ripley Endowed Primary will hold two Open Days before Christmas: 10th October and 14th November, from 10am-2pm.
Contact Samantha Randall in the school office on 01423 770160 or email email@example.com
Rossett Acre Primary School
Rossett Acre have organised two separate open events, which need to be booked in advance via the links below.
Saltergate Community Primary School
Saltergate are holding individual visits after October half term (November 2020) which can be booked by calling the school office on 01423 508552.
Starbeck Primary Academy
Starbeck Primary Academy have also opted for the online approach to their Open Day and will be filming a full virtual tour of the school.
This will be made available to parents in the coming weeks, however if parents wish to find out more, they can contact the school on 01423 884780 or by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Peters CE Primary School
St Peters have also taken the technology route, offering a virtual tour for children due to start reception in September 2021.
This is now available on their website.
Western Primary School
This year Western Primary are offering tours of the school outside of school hours.
Parents should email the office on email@example.com to book a place, with tours taking place on Thursdays and Mondays throughout October at 4pm and 4.45pm.
The school do ask that, if possible, families have only one person per visit!
Willow Tree Community Primary School
Prospective parents are asked to contact Willow Tree Primary to book an appointment to look around the school on 01423 883551.
Woodfield Community Primary School
Woodfield Primary are also holding two separate Open Days: Tuesday 3rd November and Thursday 12th November, both from 3.45pm- 5.30pm
The tour will include a visit to the classrooms, computer suite, library and outdoor provision.
To book your tour contact the school office 01423 566494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If neither of these dates are convenient for you, contact the school to see if they are able to arrange a visit for a time and date convenient for you!