Welcome to St Benedict's Roman Catholic Primary School
"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8,32)
Visitors to St Benedict’s are often struck by the open, friendly and genuinely caring atmosphere of the school; the warmth of the welcome given to newcomers, the respect that pupils, across ages and ability, have for each other – the relaxed but orderly ambience. Staff and pupils work hard to treat each other with dignity, encouraging each other to full human wholeness.
Visitors too are struck by the enjoyment children have in their learning, their curiosity to learn new things, their pride in their school and beautiful surroundings, the joy in their singing, their passion for sport, drama, dance and art. The individuality of each child is fostered, their needs given close and particular attention, within a community that loves learning, playing, worship and friendship in equal measure.
St Benedict’s is a small school in the heart of a village, with classrooms that open out onto beautiful open, rolling countryside where children have the space and the freedom to inquire and explore within a safe and loving environment.
Our school serves six parishes covering a wide geographical area . Our children hold their school in the highest regard and are rightly proud of their achievements.
St. Benedict’s is part of the North Star Alliance which is a collaboration of primary, secondary and special schools in North Yorkshire. The Alliance’s collective aim is to improve outcomes for all children through a self-sustaining, dynamic system of school improvement and support across the region and beyond.
"Pupils really enjoy coming to this school because, ‘We have a say in things and we don’t have a school uniform! We’re all pretty nice to each other. Everyone is very friendly.’ This sums up the happy atmosphere that enables pupils to work and play together, like a ‘big, jumbled-up family!’ as Year 6 pupils laughingly described their school." OFSTED, November 2012
We have supported the 'Apostleship of the Sea' in Hull for three years now. Here, our older children are pictured with woolly hats filled with items ranging from pens to tooth paste for seafarers at Hull. The hats are given as Christmas presents. It was a great start to 'The Year of Mercy' at St. Benedict's.