Welcome to
Gilberdyke Primary School

Situated at the heart of a strong community, our school brings families together from Gilberdyke and surrounding villages, placing children at the centre of everything we do…

Our aim is simple; to enable every child to thrive and shine. Strong relationships are fundamental to this. Our restorative approach underpins the pastoral support we offer and supports children in learning how to work effectively alongside one another.

The carefully considered curriculum which is relevant, engaging and flexible prepares children well for academic success and places great emphasis on every child achieving the skills and characteristics necessary for success in all aspects of wider life. Reflection, resilience and risk-taking are explicitly taught as part of our mission to foster independent learners for life who reach their full potential. Our vision encapsulates our beliefs about not only the local community around us but also the ever-growing global community of our future.

Staff and pupils alike are incredibly proud of the caring, warm and supportive feel our school offers. We constantly strive to nurture happy, positive young people who feel valued, safe and confident to tackle next steps and new things. Pupil voice and proactivity are integral to the life of our school. Parents/families and the wider community are openly invited and actively encouraged to contribute to school life and, wherever and whenever possible, share in the journey and successes of our children through this stage of their lifelong journey.

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  • Melissa Shirley – Headteacher.

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‘All staff greet with a smile and are approachable and always there to listen.’

Quotes from parents

‘I’ve really valued the amount of respect I’ve been shown. I know that I’m never alone. I can talk to anyone.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘It is a welcoming school that puts children first.’

Quotes from parents

‘The children are happy because of the amount of effort teachers put into wellbeing.’

Quotes from parents

‘Gilberdyke is about respect and responsibility. I’ve learnt a LOT about that whilst I’ve been here and we need to. We try our hardest in everything and never give up!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Responsibility is key to having a good career, this school has taught me that.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Children are given the confidence to grow and learn.’

Quotes from parents

‘The best thing about Gilberdyke is that we accept everyone for who they are – that’s the thing I’ll miss most.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a kind and respectful school with trusted people to talk to. Everyone gets along with each other because of the values about respect, responsibility and resilience.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I’m going to miss having fun lessons. Gilberdyke has taught me simple manners and respect and how much that is needed and necessary in life.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The values the school has shine through the students.’

Quotes from parents

‘Gilberdyke is a place where everyone feels welcome because we are respectful of each other and friendly.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The staff are kind, even when they’re tired, they keep going because we are resilient!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I came from another school and I’ve met loads of new friends. This school is about friendship, respect and we always follow the expectations, it works well.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘This school is a safe, educating, welcoming, accepting and all round brilliant school.’

Quotes from pupils

‘There are loads of things to do here, it’s fun in lessons and loads of other people to make friends with.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘This school is an environment where everyone has a voice.’

Quotes from pupils