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Welcome to Darley Community Primary School!


On behalf of the staff, pupils and local community may I wish you a warm welcome to Darley Primary School. We are very proud of our school and are delighted that our most recent Ofsted inspection (January 2020) recognised that: 

"Darley Community Primary School is a small school with a special atmosphere".

To read our full inspection report click here:

Darley Community Primary School Ofsted January 2020

Our school's ethos has developed and evolved historically over time and is based upon the simple yet effective beliefs that are: "Keep me safe, make me happy, help me learn".  

We work hard to ensure that our school is a safe (see 'Keeping Children Safe' document)  and inclusive place to work and learn and all children and adults within the school are encouraged to be the best that they can be. 

This website will give you a flavour of school life and the wonderful learning opportunities that take place; we are committed to providing a high standard of education to enable all our children to achieve their potential within a stunning location.  We are determined to provide a creative and stimulating curriculum where our children are inspired to learn and to develop a love of life-long learning. We provide opportunities for our children to develop their skills in all areas to enrich their whole learning experience.

Our School is a full strategic member of the Harrogate and Rural Teaching School Alliance as well as having very close links with the Nidderdale schools who all work collaboratively to improve outcomes for children.  

As a school we believe in developing a self-improving, self-sustaining school system to ensure that all our stakeholders realise their potential.

Our school is part of a federation with Summerbridge Community Primary School and the two schools work closely together. For further information about Summerbridge School click on the link to the left.  Our mission statement reflects the ethos of both schools:

'DSummerbridge Community Primary SchoolSummerbridge Community Primary Schoolarley and Summerbridge Community Primary Schools provide a secure and safe learning environment where everyone is valued and work together in partnership.  All children are supported and encouraged to grow in confidence in order to achieve their true potential.'


Nick Coates is the executive head of both schools and spends equal amounts of time in both during the week. 

To discover more about Darley School, please contact Mrs Sharon Langton, the school administrator, and make an appointment to see us at work and play.  



Darley Community Primary School




Tel: 01423 780234

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If school needs to close for any reason or due to bad weather you will be informed by text and email.  This website will also inform you of any weather related closures as will local radio - 'Stray FM'.  For additional information regarding school closures please visit North Yorkshire's website as this should answer any further questions you may have:

Should any parent require any of the information contained within this website as a paper copy then please contact the school office.


 Our school has received the Silver Quality Mark for PE Provision for 2015 - 2017 and the Gold Award for School Sport.