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Take a look at our newsletters to keep up to date with everything that’s happening in our wonderful school.

Meet the team

We’re incredibly lucky to have a fantastic skilled and experienced staff team here at Dringhouses Primary.

Welcome to our amazing school

Hi, and welcome to Dringhouses Primary School!

It’s my pleasure to introduce this amazing school, and all of the people here – an inspiring, friendly and dedicated set of learners, children and adults alike.

We’re a warm and welcoming community, where our staff, families, and children feel valued, looked after, and where learning is inclusive. We want our children to become great people – to succeed academically, socially, and to find things they love to do.

We’re outward-looking and our character values are very important across the whole of our school and wider community: curiosity, creativity, confidence, collaboration, and community-mindedness. We always look to ensure equity of opportunity for all of our children, and see kindness as a fundamental value of our school.

We’re really proud of Dringhouses Primary, and we’d love to show you around – please feel free to get in touch and come for a visit!

Claire Scott-South | Acting-Headteacher

School uniform

We love to see all children at Dringhouses Primary School wearing their smart uniform with pride.

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NEW Summer term menu

School meals are available every day and are cooked fresh on the premises by our school chef and catering team. 

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We aim for every child to feel happy, safe and cared for at all times whilst they are at school.

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Look what’s happening in our school right now…

At the food fair making some bespoke and very boutique chocolate lollipops! #dringcreative ...

Patterns with camels. #dringcreative ...

No, Thank YOU! Now everyone get yourselves to The Hearing Place, York where they have an excellent taste in cakes, and excellent ear-based skills. #dringcommunity ...

Starting the year back in September with hilarious parents and as a good person...what a time to be alive! #dringconfident #dringcommunity ...

The FIRST Golden Welly (awarded for EXCELLENT play-skills) goes to Ben! #dringconfident #dringkind #OPAL ...

Check. Out. This. Pattern! Victoria has been using the number 18 to create some wonderful lines of symbols and shapes. #dringconfident ...

Another fantastic Easter event at St. Edwards...this DANGEROUSLY AMAZING DUO smashed it out of the park with their solos! #dringconfident ...

The EY Nativity has received 5 star reviews from all of the broadsheets this week. 💫💫💫💫💫💫 #dringcreative #dringcreative ...

Science in KS2 #dringcurious #dringconfident ...

What have the Romans ever done for us...? #dringconfident ...

We need you... #dringcollaborative ...

KS1 Class Teacher (maternity cover)

0.4fte, Maternity Cover (from October 2024 until Summer 2025) Teachers Main Pay Scale M1-M6 Dringhouses Primary School is looking to recruit an exceptional  class...
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Lunchtime Play Workers

  We are currently recruiting for Lunchtime Play Workers (formally known as midday supervisory assistants or MSAs) to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team....
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EYFS Newsletter – Summer 1

Find out what our Early Years children will learning during the Summer Term. EYFS Summer 1 Newsletter
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Meet our team

Lucy Hopkins

Class 6 Teacher

Claire Scott-South

Acting-Head / Class 3 Teacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mary-Kate Swiers

Acting Deputy Head / Class 8 Teacher

Claire Neal

School Business Manager / Attendance Lead
Dringhouses primary school

Comments from our parents

  • Dringhouses Primary isn’t just a school. It’s a community of students, parents, teachers, staff who all care about the development and wellbeing of our children. It’s a place where we feel like we’re all part of something special.

    Chia Suan Chong
  • Our children love Dringhouses School. They are learning loads and thriving. The school and teachers work hard to make learning fun. Their wonderful buddy system helps foster friendly relationships across the whole school. It’s a lovely little community.

  • My child always feels safe, and comes home happy and excited for the next day.

  • My children (Reception and Year 3) are both very happy at Dringhouses Primary School and always excited to attend. As well as the school working hard in all areas of the curriculum there have also been lots of exciting and varied opportunities for the children, eg school trips and events.

  • Mrs Clarke is absolutely wonderful! Her music curriculum is adventurous, fun and inclusive. Her Latin lessons have inspired my children beyond my belief. She is calm, fair and such a positive role model, we’re very grateful for her input.

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