Wharfedale Festival Success!

17th May 2024

Ghyll Royd School pupils enjoyed participating in this year’s Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts. Twenty pupils took part in this year’s Speech and Drama Festival, with great success. Children take part each year as an opportunity to try out public speaking. It is fantastic for young people’s confidence. We had brilliant success this year, with…

End of Term Letter – Mr Martin

3rd April 2024

Dear Parents, Staff, Governors and Friends of Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School, As we move into the final months of the school year, it has been a pleasure to see the creativity, the athleticism, the kindness, and the hard work on display inside and outside of the classrooms this term. I am always astounded by…

Mother’s Day Tea Party

20th March 2024

Mums and grandmas were treated to a Mother’s Day concert last week. Children in Early Years up to Year 2 sang, danced, played instruments and performed to an audience of their loved ones in our annual Mother’s Day Tea Party. The event began with teas and cakes before the children stepped onto the stage in…

School Council raise £3,500 for Rob Burrow MND Centre

28th February 2024

Ghyll Royd’s School Council has raised over £3,500 for the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease. The School and Eco-Council pupils organised a sponsored swim on Thursday 22nd February 2024. The swim was arranged to raise funds for the new centre in honour of a teaching assistant’s family. Mrs Julie Tomkinson is taking…

Lunar New Year

12th February 2024

Ghyll Royd pupils of all ages enjoyed celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. Our Early Years children learnt about the holiday and why it is celebrated. In Little Adventurers the boys and girls made concertina dragons. The children loved mixing together the yellow and red colours in their tuff tray. The sensory tray had…

Spring Term Sports Round-Up

12th February 2024

Our Sports Captain, William, and Deputy Head Pupil, Olivia S, have put together a sports round-up of the Spring term so far. We’ve had an incredible start to the term with plenty of exciting sports events! We had an amazing start with the U11 cross country at Giggleswick on the 25th of January and over…

Q&A with Mr Martin

27th November 2023

As he enters his tenth year as Headteacher in 2024, we decided to record a quickfire Q&A to get to know Mr Martin better. Head Pupil Joshua and Deputy Head Pupil Olivia read out a list of this or that’s with the most important questions everyone has been desperate to learn the answers to(!) Does…

Haunting of Greystone Manor

1st November 2023

There were spooky goings on here at Ghyll Royd School over October as the children celebrated Halloween. The boys and ghouls enjoyed a menacing mixture of activities on Tuesday 17th October, co-organised between teachers and the PTA. Everyone made a fangtastic effort dressing up as witches, Wednesday Addams, zombies, villains and more, including an inflatable…

Independent Schools of the Year Finalists

21st September 2023

Starting the Autumn term on a high with the fabulous news that Ghyll Royd has made it to the finals of this year’s Independent Schools of the Year Awards! Our incredible victory in the National Independent School’s Association’s U11s Football Championships back in March has been recognised alongside our extensive Physical Education and Games Curriculum….

We are Hiring! Early Years Practitioner Vacancy

11th August 2023

We are hiring! EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER – GHYLL ROYD NURSERY, BURLEY IN WHARFEDALE Our ‘Excellent’ rated 50-week nursery is recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated level 3 qualified EYFS Practitioner. Six weeks paid holiday Six weeks enhanced sick pay Lunch provided Pension scheme Full time role Positions within Ghyll Royd are subject to references prior to…

Chair of Governors – Review of the Year

25th July 2023

Chair of Governors, Mr David Cunningham, delivers a speech at the End of Year Service giving a review of the year. Friday 14th July 2023 Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real honour to be talking to you all at today’s End of Year Service. Since taking over the Chair of Governors role from Phil in…

Wharfedale Festival 2023

5th June 2023

Ghyll Royd pupils took part in this year’s Wharfedale Festival. You cannot underestimate the importance of public speaking. When you start in the working world, you may have to address large interview panels, present in meetings, run a workshop or, like our teachers, command a classroom. We give our children regular opportunities to speak publicly…

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