Welcome to Long Preston Endowed VA Primary School! We are a small, rural primary school nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our location is idyllic, surrounded by rolling green fields, dry stone walls and, of course, sheep!
There is a strong sense of both purpose and peace within our school. Being Voluntary Aided reflects our Church of England status and we have strong links with the Diocese of Leeds. Our vision and values reflect our caring Christian community, underpinned by our mission to ‘Do everything in love’ (1 Corinthians 16:14).
We have a 3 class structure and cater for children from the age of 4 to 11 years old. Our classes fluctuate in size and in year groups depending on the numbers in each cohort. Our classes are named after birds, chosen by staff and children. Robins Class are our youngest children (currently Reception and Year 1); Starlings Class covers both key stages (currently Years 2, 3 and 4) and Owls Class are our eldest pupils (currently Years 5 and 6).
We are fortunate to have a beautiful school building and a great outdoor space for our children to enjoy. We work closely with our feeder setting, Little Learners, who cater for children from the ages of 2 and share the same site and facilities.
Long Preston Primary School was endowed by the Hartley Trust (now the Hartley Education Foundation) in 1898. The Trust owns and maintains the school buildings. We continue to be supported by the Hartley Education Foundation (HEF), with our children benefitting from after school clubs paid for by HEF and past pupils receiving small bursaries towards their higher education.
Hartley Educational Foundation’s charitable objectives:
The advancement of education by: 1) the provision of items, services and facilities for the school; 2) the provision of bursaries to assist beneficiaries to attend schools, universities or other institutions or classes for the purposes of education other than elementary.