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Community Involvement

One of our aims is to establish a strong partnership between pupils, staff, parents/carers, Governors, advisory colleagues and others within the local community, to work together for the successful achievement of our aims.


Every year, pupils are involved in events and activities which link our school community to the local community and beyond. Last year (2015 – 2016), these included:

  • the library service’s reading challenge ‘A Big Friendly Read’
  • queen's portrait competition to mark Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign
  • Y5 residential visit to Humphrey Head Outdoor Centre with Y5 pupils from Horton, Rathmell and Long Preston Primary Schools
  • our school’s Harvest Festival Assembly in St. Alkelda’s church, involving all pupils and attended by members of the school and local communities
  • distribution of harvest parcels to some of the elderly villagers, by Y5 & Y6 pupils
  • community fund-raising event for the BBC Children in Need charity
  • St. Alkelda’s church Harvest, Nativity, Epiphany, Christingle and family services, involving some pupils
  • St. Alkelda’s church Christmas Fair 
  • Christmas card competitions 
  • musical performance at Settle’s ‘Switch On’ event, involving many pupils
  • our school’s Christmas presentation in St. Alkelda’s church, involving all pupils and  attended by members of the school and local communities
  • school community celebration of Mothering Sunday
  • whole school Easter workshops organised by St. Alkelda’s church team
  • school community celebration of Fathers’ Day
  • cluster schools’ Y6 Craven Young Citizen Day & Crucial Crew
  • country dancing performance at St. Alkelda’s Church Garden Party, involving some pupils
  • cluster schools’ Edinburgh Experience with Y6 pupils from Rathmell, Long Preston and Hellifield Primary Schools
  • whole school production of ‘Splash’ performed at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School
  • local poetry competition