Monk Fryston is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School catering for children from four to eleven years. It serves the two villages of Monk Fryston and Hillam and, when possible, also takes children from surrounding areas.
The Archbishop of York opened the new school building in October 1999. It houses seven classrooms, a library and computer area as well as a kitchen, office and Head teacher's office. The large hall is used for assemblies, PE and as a dining area.
We have two playgrounds, one for quiet play and the other for more active play. When weather permits the playing field is used at break time as well as for games and other outdoor activities.
There is an excellent selection of playground equipment to enhance your child’s play during breaks.
Our motto is:
“LOOK UP! AIM HIGH!”
“We aim to work towards excellent standards of achievement and behaviour, inspiring a love of learning and providing the opportunities and encouragement for each child to develop his or her full potential.”
At our school
we provide a secure, caring and supportive environment in which high standards of good behaviour are expected.
every child has the right to learn and every teacher has the right to teach.
we recognise, respect and encourage the individuality of the child.
we promote Christian values while also showing respect for the beliefs of others.
we encourage excellence in both teaching and learning.
adults and children have a good working relationship and mutual respect.
all staff are highly valued, highly motivated and part of a supportive,
governors are supportive, involved and well informed. They are key members of the team.
parents contribute significantly to the school. They are welcome, encouraged and valued in all areas of school life.
the school is a central and valued part of the community and the community is an extension of life in school.
we encourage an awareness and understanding of the similarities and differences of all peoples within the wider world.
The organisation of the school is dependent on staffing levels determined by the amount of funding available in any one year. The school is responsible for its own financial management, but our resources are strictly controlled. Class arrangements may vary from year to year.
We are very pleased that the school is currently divided into seven single age classes, as we believe that this optimises your child’s learning opportunities.