Welcome to Dacre Braithwaite Church of England

(Voluntary Aided) Primary school.

Founded in 1778 by a local landowner to provide for the religious education of local farm children, Dacre Braithwaite School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School for children aged between 4 and 11 years. The school building is uniquely located in beautiful moorland surroundings, four miles from Pateley Bridge, and it is housed in the original two hundred-year-old building, which has been refurbished, remodelled and extended to meet the needs of all our pupils. 

As a Voluntary Aided school we have really strong links with the Churches of Holy Trinity, Dacre; St. Judes, Hartwith; St. Saviours, Thornthwaite and Christ Church, Darley, and the Diocese of Leeds. We foster a Christian ethos where everyone is made to feel valued and special, providing a firm foundation from which to grow and develop.

We actively encourage partnerships between home and school and these are really strong. Being a small school enables us to get to know the children really well which is the key to every child’s success

Our Mission Statement says

Our mission is to enrich the lives of our children and inspire them to develop a love of learning and to reflect the love of God

As headteacher I am extremely privileged to work in a school like ours and to get to know so many of the children and their families. Please feel free to get in touch and come and see our fabulous school for yourselves.

Mrs Jo Dobbs

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