Our School

A very warm welcome to Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School. Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School is a unique and creative environment which has served the local community since 1875. We are a small village school which prides itself on creating a happy, caring, family atmosphere where everyone is encouraged and inspired to achieve their full potential, develop a love of learning and to be  focussed and resilient learner.

Our children lie at the heart of everything we do and every decision within the school is made by considering what is in the best interest of our children.

Our intention is that all Rosedale Abbey children have SPIRIT:

Strong sense of community

Pride in all that they do,


Resilience and perseverance when facing challenges,

Inquisitive thinking,

Tolerance, kindness and respect to all others.

We recognise that strong self-esteem is essential in enabling our children to lead happy and successful futures and we aim to ensure that our pupils leave us as caring, happy, confident and adaptable young people, equipped with good academic skills, an enthusiasm and a passion to be 'life-long' learners.

Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School is housed in a spacious, Victorian, two-storey stone building, which was constructed in 1874 as a 'Lecture Hall' and dormitories for the Ferrybridge Ironstone Company.

Class 1

Our Early Years and Key Stage 1 class in on the ground floor of the building along with our School Office and Cloakrooms.

Class 2

Our Key Stage 2 class is in the upstairs classroom, part of which is a performance stage and our dining room and assembly hall.

Please take the time to browse our site and find out more about our lovely school. You are more than welcome to visit us and meet our friendly children and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to our special school and working with you and your child.

Miss Nichola Oxtoby – Headteacher

Mrs Sally Clifford – Chair of the Governing Body