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'A good school' with 'Outstanding and exceptionally rich Curriculum'. 'Lessons are lively, interesting and fun'. Ofsted 2012


Early years provision for children aged 3 upwards.


Small class sizes.


10 minutes from Malton.


Multi use games area and mountain bikes.


Forest school status - coming soon.

During bad weather, please listen to Radio York or Minster FM for information regarding school closures. We will also post whether or not we are open on our 'School Closures' page, under the 'Parents' tab.

Latest News!

Cross Country 18th March 2015

Well done to everyone who took part in the cross country at Catterick yesterday. A special well done to Rufus, who came third out of about 70 boys!



Double Netball Champions! - 11th March 2015

Well done to our netball team for winning our cluster netball tournament again!


Flamingoland Zoo -  9th March 2015

A good time was had by all, despite the weather! Thank you to all our helpers.









School Library Open - 27th February 2015

Today we launched our new look school library. Children will be able to borrow from a fantastic variety of books, both factual topic led and fiction.

Mrs Farnhill will be running the library. Books will be exchanged on a Friday, so please ensure your child brings their library books back every Friday.


Early Years Assembly - 10th February 2015










Snow Day - 19th January 2015 


Having fun in the snow!








Sportshall Athletics - 12th January 2015

Congratulations to Jonty Cawkwell, who has been picked to go through to the next round of Sportshall Athletics later this month.



WW Lunch - 3rd December



Tag Rugby - 26th November

Huge congratulations to our amazing tag rugby team for their win against Norton CP today!

Children in Need - 14th November

Thank you to everyone who dressed up for Children in Need day - a good time was had by all!



Cross Country Success - 19th November

 Congratulations to Jonty, Kacey and Rufus and  who competed in the cross country yesterday.


Football Tournament - 6th November

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the football tournament - well done Leavening for a brilliant second place, and well done to the winners - Langton.








P-Factor- 10th Oct

Congratulations to Kaitlan, Elecia, Jessica and Cate who came 3rd in the 'P-Factor' with their recital of the poem 'What teachers wear to bed!"


Cross Country - 3rd Oct

Congratulations to Rufus and Jonty who were the first Leavening children across the line in the cross country.













Malton Show

A huge congratulations to Scarlette, Izzy and Polly who scooped 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 7 - 11 age group in the Art competition at Malton Show last week.

Penny Trail

Thank you to Susie Walsh for organising the successful Penny Trail at our sports day last week - £55.21 raised for our new sports kit!


Well done to Tierney, Cameron, Lleyton, Grace and Kacey who took part in the Ryedale Primary Schools Biathlon in Pickering on 11th June.

Athletics success!

A big well done to our athletics team who came second at Norton Primary on 21st May. 

Cross Country Success!

Congratulations to Florence, Jonty and Tierney for their success in the  North Yorkshire Primary School Cross Country finals  at Catterick Racecourse.

Tierney got 3rd, Florence 5th and Jonty  29th. There were up to 70 participants in each race so they did really well!!
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Howsham Mill

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Tigers have taken part in the 'climate change challenge' at Howsham Mill. A national competition to educate people in providing affordable green renewable energy for everyone. A great day was had by all!

Malton School's Science Lab!

Tigers had a fantastic afternoon with Mr Rumney, from Malton School, learning about 'light' and 'space'. The best bit was when he blew up the balloons- they made a massive BANG. Mrs Mortimer was too scared to come and look! It was awesome!












This week we have had some very interesting visitors. The children were 'wowed' by the birds flying around our hall. Thank you to Danny and Rachel for bringing them in!



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 The staff and children at Leavening C P School are delighted to have a fabulous new teacher, Miss Mitchelmore, who will be teaching Leopards.


 Our whole school performance of ‘The Disgruntled Snowman’ was fantastic!


Singing, dancing, narration, tenor horn playing and all  acting was utterly amazing. Our children are so talented and really did show it during this great performance.

Thank you to Mrs Peers , Mrs Miller  and Mrs Wheldon for their hard work in making it a super show! Mrs Marshall and Mrs Smith also worked really hard to ensure the scenery and costumes were of the same quality as the  singing and acting.
Can’t wait for next year!


North Yorkshire Schools X Country Event

Huge success - first, second, fourth, ninth and eleventh places for Leavening children.  Four go forward to the final at Catterick.  Well done everyone!



 Welcome to our school





Our Values                 School Brochure


Welcome to our fabulous school – known as ‘North Yorkshire’s best kept secret’ – and thank you for showing an interest.  

Judged in 2012 as ‘good’ by Ofsted with an ‘outstanding and exceptionally rich curriculum’, Leavening Community Primary School also has exceptional outdoor learning opportunities and sports facilities, small class sizes, offers a range of after school clubs and combines dynamic teaching with excellent pastoral care. Our thriving nursery and Early Years provision caters for children aged 3 to 11 years.

I have had the pleasure of being the head teacher here since September 2012 and have to say that Leavening Community Primary School is the perfect village school. A real sense of community and belonging exists here. I am excited to be building on the fantastic opportunities that our children already enjoy, ensuring their childhoods are further enriched through excellence in learning and outstanding care.

I would warmly welcome visits to the school so you can see for yourself just how wonderful it really is. Thank you.

Sian Mitchell, Headteacher



What they say:

New Parent: 'After visiting four schools Leavening definitely came out on top - very friendly, happy and secure. We were delighted to be offered a place for our son.'

Existing Parent: 'The kindness, support, education and fun she has had in her time at Leavening has transformed her.'

Former Parent: 'He has nothing but beautiful memories of his years at Leavening school'.

Supply Teacher: "What a pleasure to teach such well-behaved children - a credit to the school. Thank you for your hospitality.'

Pupil: ‘You learn it yourself, it’s not just teachers talking at you. It is a better way of learning.’

Pupil: ‘We get lots of say in what we learn and how we learn; our teachers really listen to us.’

Pupil: ‘We LOVE all of our outdoor space; the wildlife area and pond and school field with our own mountain bikes make us the luckiest school ever!’