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Slingsby Community Primary School is situated on the village green with its maypole. The school was built in the 1860s under the patronage of the Earls of Carlisle and the Castle Howard Estate. The earlier Reading Room was also endowed by the Earls of Carlisle; a library for the education of the Parish generally, it contained about a hundred books in 1850, an impressive number for that time.
The present school, Reading Room and attached houses are still owned by the Castle Howard Estate, although the school accommodation was extended into the adjoining house in 1997 to accommodate a head teacher’s office and improved facilities. As at January 2020 the school has 93 pupils, aged 4 to 11, who are taught in four classes.
There are after-school clubs every school night from 3.30 to 4.30 pm, also a “Chill Club” from 3.30pm to 6pm to help working parents. There is also a breakfast club from 8am to 8.40am
Slingsby Community School contacts
Headteacher: Mr Leigh Smith
School Secretaries: Miss Hope and Mrs Massey
Tel: 01653 628370
Friends of Slingsby School (FoSS)
email: [email protected]
The Twitter address is www.twitter.com/slingsbypta
and for Facebook http://www.facebook.com/friendsofslingsbyschool
FoSS Upcoming Events
For further information please speak to any member of FoSS at school or email us: [email protected]