Roseberry Community Primary School is situated on the northern edge of Great Ayton, a village with a rich cultural history as the boyhood home of Captain Cook. The school is close to Roseberry Topping, a local landmark managed by the National Trust.
We provide high quality education of children aged from 4 to 11 years. There are two privately run pre-school settings which operate on the school site – Scallywags Nursery and Little Bears Pre – school. The majority of our pupils are from the village of Great Ayton, although some travel from surrounding villages, the town of Stokesley and further afield.
The Local Authority provides free home to school transport for children living further than two miles from the school if Roseberry Community Primary School is the nearest North Yorkshire County Council establishment to their home.
The number on roll at the start of the Summer term 2013 was 218 pupils. Many children transfer to Roseberry from Marwood CE Infant school in the village, so we also have an intake at year 3 when those pupils move into Key Stage 2. Most but not all of our pupils transfer to Stokesley Secondary School at age 11. Parents receive information about this transfer in the Autumn term of Year 6. All queries regarding admissions to Roseberry Primary School should be directed to the Local Authority Admissions Department via the County Hall telephone number 0845 0349494, whose staff will inform parents and carers of the Local Authority Admissions Policy and procedures.
The school site enjoys extensive grass areas, bordering farmland and housing. The outlook is spacious, rural and extremely attractive, with big open spaces for the children to play and learn. An area of the grounds has been created as a ‘wild garden’ conservation area and is under further development. The very active Parents, Friends and Teachers Association have funded excellent outdoor play equipment including a climbing wall.
School playing field and grounds
There are two school buildings situated amongst large playing fields and they are approximately 800 metres apart. The ‘Lower’ school built in the 1960’s, accommodates the two Key Stage 1 classes and foundation Stage, a hall, library, office, Scallywags Nursery and three year 3/4 classes. In 2006 we had a purpose built foundation stage classroom extension added to the lower school.
The ‘Upper’ school was built in the early 1970’s and it accommodates three year 5/6 classes, the ICT suite, a group teaching area, a hall, administration offices, the Headteacher’s office and the Kitchen.
Upper School Building Lower School Building
Little Bears Pre – School and Roseberry Kids Club (which offers childcare before and after school plus school holidays) occupy two temporary classrooms next to the lower school building.
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