Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 3DT
10 reasons to choose Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School
Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Harrogate and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 8 members of Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the North Yorkshire LEA.
Average class size
Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School has eight classes from Reception, some whole year, some mixed age, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School ranks in the top 24% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 36% of schools. Most pupils go on to St Aidan’s Church of England High School at the end of Year 6.
The Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. Primary Science Quality Mark Outreach Award. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and orchestra. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am (onsite) to 6.00pm (offsite) provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School
Harrogate Ladies’ College (1.4 miles); Ashville College (2.7 miles); Gateways School (8.8 miles).
St Aidan’s Church of England High School (1.9 miles); St John Fisher Catholic High School (2 miles); Harrogate Grammar School (2.1 miles).