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About Us

Sowerby Primary Academy is a warm, courteous and welcoming community. We aim to provide an excellent primary education for our children, focused on learning and raising achievement, where: Every child and adult matters, they are listened to and involved. Every child gets the best possible start in life, through the development of ever closer, positive relationships between parents and school. Every child’s family feels supported by us and, through our swift referral, a wide range of specialist services. Every child’s family has access to more family learning, with wider community access to adult learning. Every child’s physical and emotional needs are met. Every child makes the best possible progress in reading, writing and mathematics, with teachers and support staff giving children more personalised learning based on good assessment and teaching. Every child has access to a wider school curriculum, with the opportunity to learn a foreign language, play music and take part in sport. Learning and achievement is everyone’s business.

Click here to view our recent Ofsted Report





North Star Teaching Alliance 

Sowerby Primary Academy is part of North Star Teaching Alliance, which is working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University to offer early years and primary teacher-training places for 2016-17.  Find out more about the North Star School Direct programme by clicking on the link below.

North Star Teaching Alliance 


Do you want to train to teach in a local primary school, like Meadowside Academy?


North Star Teaching School Alliance is now recruiting for our School Direct Primary Teacher Training Programme 2019-2020


 Train to teach in one of over 40 primary schools across North Yorkshire


    • Four days per week in school
    • Professional tutoring from Leeds Trinity University in a local hub


For more info, call 01423-226389, or check out @NorthStarTSA or


The Foundation Stage (Ages 4-5)

Children have a great start to school in our Foundation Stage.  They have lots of fun in attractive, well resourced indoor and outdoor learning areas where they develop the skills they need to become effective learners.  In our play based curriculum we place a strong emphasis on developing basic skills in literacy and numeracy as well as children’s personal, social and emotional development.

The Primary Stage (Ages 5-11)

During this important phase of their education, we build on the learning that has already taken place.  We seek to capture children’s imagination, make learning real and relevant using our locality and through offering children glimpses of what the world has to offer.  We strongly promote personal wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices, wanting children to become resilient, flexible and able to sustain positive attitudes to learning and life. We hope this website gives you a flavour of our academy community and we invite you to visit us and experience for yourself the happy and caring atmosphere of our school.

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