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 Nidderdale Cluster

We are part of the Nidderdale Cluster of Primary Schools which stretches up the dale as far as Pateley Bridge and almost to Harrogate.  Working together we have joint sporting events as well as Gifted and Talented workshops for our children.  The headteachers know each other well and support one another in all aspect of school improvement.


Darley Community Primary School works closely with its federative partner, Summerbridge Community Primary School and have been formally federated since April 2017.  Our headteacher, Nick Coates, is executive head of both schools and splits his time equally between the two schools.   

Our school is part of the National Teaching School's Alliance and supports our local lead school in aspects of school  leadership and continued professional development.  The lead school, Askwith Community Primary School, one of only two within the authority, is supported by us in delivering bespoke training in many aspects of school improvement ranging from supporting and training middle leaders to embedding assessment for learning in all lessons.  Being a member of the Teaching School Alliance means that we are in a position to provide our services to other schools.  Services, overseen by our lead school, and provided by the Alliance include Research and Development, Initial Teacher Training, Teaching and Learning expertise and Middle leadership Development.  Our headteacher has been trained by the National College of School Leadership on delivering the Middle Leadership Development Programme to aspiring middle leaders.


York St. John University

As one would expect, our committment to succession planning and nurturing the next generation of teaching professionals is a key aspect of our work.  We regularly provide PGCE placements for trainee teachers as well as offering work experience opportunities for young people interested in working in schools.  For additional information abou York St. John click on the link to the right.



 Youth Sport Trust

 As members of YST we benefit from regular sporting initiatives to promote young people in sport.  School is currently piloting a transition scheme from Year 6 to Year 7 to ensure quality PE continues.  Click on the link to find out more about YST.