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Sporting success is being celebrated at last at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy in Selby. The school opened two years ago without any Year 5 or 6 pupils but entered local inter-school competitions anyway. They understandably struggled against older children but now, competing against children their own age, they are sampling the sweet taste of...
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Park Grove Primary Academy children have taken part in an innovative dance and arts-based project as part of York Mediale 2018 festival – and now a video has been released of their performance. “This was a new and exciting opportunity for Park Grove children and offered experience of working with arts professionals whilst also being...
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A York headteacher who has spent her career dedicated to educating children is to retire. Miss Lesley Barringer, headteacher at Osbaldwick Primary Academy, will step down at the end of the summer term. She has been at the school for 17 years and says her retirement has been long planned, but not before she was...
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Tributes have been paid to a respected and much loved member of York’s school community who has died of natural causes after collapsing at her school. Karen Doyle, aged 56, was safeguarding and wellbeing team leader at Haxby Road Primary Academy and worked closely all schools in Ebor Academy Trust, especially Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy...
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An adventurer and expedition leader who has helped celebrities climb mountains for charity shared some of the secrets of his success with children at Tockwith Church of England Primary Academy. Dr Raj Joshi has worked in some of the most inhospitable places in the world – in both a civilian and military capacity – from mountain,...
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Children at Camblesforth Community Primary Academy are enjoying smart new play facilities – and are looking forward to showing them off at an upcoming open afternoon. The upgrading of the play area is the first phase of a programme to enhance the outside environment. National Lottery funding and a contribution from Drax power station helped...
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Hob Moor Oaks Academy has received a 14 seater Sunshine Coach thanks to the generosity of a Harrogate firm. Hob Moor Oaks, a special school based in Acomb, is delighted to be receiving a brand new Sunshine Coach paid for by Harrogate based drinks manufacturer and retail company, The Spirit of Harrogate. Hob Moor Oaks...
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Teaching Assistants at schools across Ebor Academy Trust are taking part in a new Apprenticeship Programme. Twelve TAs from Ebor schools across York, Selby, the East Riding and the Yorkshire Coast met up at the new Osbaldwick Training Centre for the first training event of what  will be a comprehensive 18-month programme. “Ebor is now...
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A budding journalist from Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy has picked up an award for her reporting of the North Yorkshire School Games. Ten-year-old Kitty, a Year 6 pupil, won a goody bag from organisers of the event, which attracted over 400 young people to the University of York in the summer. Schools from across...
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Riston Church of England Primary is the latest East Riding school to convert to academy status and join York-based Ebor Academy Trust. Headteacher Sarah Hall said: “We are delighted to be part of this forward-thinking organisation. Education is changing and being part of Ebor gives us more opportunities for the future for our pupils, our...
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