i aWe are located a few miles from Catterick Garrison and have a wide range of experience when welcoming service children and their families into our school community. Feedback from our service families tells us that we do this very well.
Our staff our skilled when meeting the particular needs of service pupils and their families at key times such as transition between schools, deployment and postings.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us through our home page details if you would like to discuss this further.
We regularly celebrate the distinctive contribution made by our service pupils and their families to our community of North Yorkshire and nationally and globally. Service children share with their classes the countries they may have lived and the parts of the world to which their parents are posted. We celebrate key events such as Remembrance Sunday, Trooping of the Colour, 75th Anniversary of D Day landings, Centenary of the First World War, Freedom of the city parades.
On Armed Forces Day each year we support the charity SSAFA and hold ‘Camo Day’. Everyone in school wears camo wear or green and we have fun raising money.
Each year our KS2 service children attend the Annual Service Pupil’s Remembrance Service in Ripon Cathedral. In 2019 our school are led the prayers and in 2020 our Choir sang in the virtual service (this can be viewed in the link to the Service Pupils Website below). Each year we prepare art work as a contribution to the service.
HMS Heroes/Military Kids Club (MKC Heroes)
Each Friday lunchtime we run an HMS Heroes group. Service children and their friends can attend. We share news about our parents, look at maps, play games and have fun together.
Support for Parents of Service Pupils
In North Yorkshire we have 2 Service Pupil Champions who work across schools with service pupils and within the service communities to support schools, children and their parents.
The contact details for our Service Pupil Champion, Nickie Young is in the website link below. She is alyas happy to be contacted by service families.