Welcome to Rufford Park...
the best start for your child
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"Rufford Park is an exceptional school and a brilliant example of high-quality education in an environment where children feel safe and happy."
- MP Greg Mulholland
At Rufford Park Primary we believe that everybody in our school family
should be happy, healthy, safe, cared for, valued and successful.
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Latest School Calendar Events
- LAST DAY OF SUMMER TERM19Jul2019
Year 4 residential
We had a brilliant (and very muddy!) residential at the award-winning Nell Bank centre in Ilkley in March. The children took part in a variety of fantastic outdoor activities, including pond-dipping, orienteering, a nature trail, den-building and a magical night walk followed by hot chocolate!
We had a fantastic day out in September - living the life of Vikings at the Danelaw Centre for Living History, near York. Throughout the day, the children learnt to farm the land, guard their village from Anglo-Saxons, grind flour, bake bread, collect firewood, create their own pottery... and much more besides! One child commented: "I wish we could be Vikings every day!"
Year 5/6 trip to Eden Camp
Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic trip to Eden Camp in Malton for their WW2 topic. This unique modern history museum is built on the grounds of a former prisoner of war camp. The children experienced the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line - including the Blitz, a German U-boat and a 1940s music hall.
Young actors shine on professional stage
Our KS2 Drama Club gave an outstanding performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Carriageworks Theatre in Millennium Square! Following five months of after-school rehearsals, they acted, sang and danced brilliantly in front of over 300 paying members of the public as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival 2018.
Our next show will be The Lion King Musical this May!
Balanceability and Bikeability training
Children of all ages have been building confidence on two wheels - as part of their Balanceability and Bikeability training. Reception and KS1 have focussed on improving their balance, while Year 6 have developed their knowledge of road safety with professional coaches - cycling all the way to Guiseley and back!
World Book Day
Outdoor adventure at Herd Farm
Water Sports at Yeadon Tarn
Maple Tree Class have had a fantastic time enjoying their weekly water sports training at Yeadon Tarn. They have used a variety of boats and faced up to their challenges with great determination!
Year 2 have been enjoying Art Club with Mrs Stephenson! The children in this group had fun decorating a 'Helping Hand Bag' and then presented them to teachers in their Art Club assembly. Teachers can now keep their essential equipment in one place ready to carry to other classes!
Run by our Learning Mentor after school, every child in Year 2 enjoys half a term of free classes. Children are introduced to great artists from different cultures and learn to explore different media and methods.
Well done to all those working hard on their Mathletics! A special congratulations to Ash Tree Class who recently beat over 20,000 schools to become World Champions in the weekly league tables!
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WHAT DID OFSTED SAY ABOUT RUFFORD PARK?
“You have successfully led a raft of developments in the school since the last inspection... Despite these big strategic projects, neither you nor the governing body have lost sight of ensuring that pupils get a good education and receive a high level of care and support.
“The vast majority of parents remain confident that the school meets the different needs of their children. You listen to their comments and make appropriate changes.”
"[Results] have risen over time and were 10 percentage points above most other schools in 2016.”
“Pupils enjoy reading and talking about their favourite authors.”
“Progress for the most able pupils in mathematics was particularly strong."
“Pupils enjoy coming to school and appreciate the wide range of additional activities in place for them. Their participation, for example in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, gives them opportunities to develop their confidence and aspirations as they perform in front of large audiences at professional venues.”
“The Nursery offers very flexible part-time provision, which helps to meet the different needs of children and families. Children’s learning journals show most are making strong progress from their different starting points.”