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The BAWB Federation is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including the BAWB Federation, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The schools will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the schools will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The schools will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on the policies page of this website.

For further information, help and advice please also see the following website. 

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children's Board

Dear parents, friends, councillors, and community members,

As you will know, the BAWB Governing Board last week voted not to grant the defederation of West Burton Primary School. We agreed to provide a full explanation of our rationale within 10 days. Please find this attached.

pdfDefederation Decision Rationale Document

Our decision is evidence-based, and a comprehensive folder is being put together containing this evidence, cross-referenced to the document attached, the folder will be available from February 15th

We hope that we can continue to work together to move forwards in a positive way in the best interests of our children and the communities we serve. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The BAWB Governing Board


Winter weather

We will always endeavour to keep the school open wherever possible but in the event of very bad weather, the headteacher will make a decision as to whether the school will need to close. This will be based on a number of factors:

  • Whether it is safe for staff to travel to school
  • Whether enough staff can get to school to have a safe pupil-teacher ratio
  • Whether children who travel can get safely to school
  • Whether school transport is running (they make an independent decision about whether it is safe / appropriate for them to travel)

All families will be notified by our text and email service if the school is to close. We will also update this information on our website as soon as possible.

Families are encouraged to assume that we are open unless you are notified otherwise. In all circumstances, parents should make their own decisions about whether or not it is safe to travel to school. Even if we are open, we recognise that some families have longer distances to travel and often along impassable roads. Please make safety your number one priority.




We welcome children into our well-equipped early years classroom from the term in which they are three. The nursery boasts a free-flow outdoor area together with the latest facilities and equipment indoors across two rooms. It is staffed by two experienced Early Years Teachers, supported by two equally experienced Teaching Assistants.

We are proud to be able to offer full time nursery provision for those who want it. Those families who are entitled to 15 or 30 hours’ funded child care may take this up (or part of it) in our setting. The Nursery operates daily in two main sessions: 

  1.  From 9.00am to 12.00pm
  2.  From 12:30pm to 3:30pm 

Nursery children are also welcome to stay for lunch. Further details about costs and entitlement are available from our school office and we will happily advise you on how to explore your funding and entitlement options with the Local Authority and Government, especially if this is your first experience of early years’ provision for your child(ren). 

Feel free to contact school to make a no-obligation appointment to come and have a look round. 

 Please click on the link below to download a copy of the latest Prospectus


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Our schools are located in three seperate locations and the children are taught across all of them depending on their class. Please see our Contact Us page for individual school addresses and a map.

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About Us

Our schools are located in the picturesque villages of Bainbridge, Askrigg, and West Burton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Ours schools are happy places with high aspirations for all our children and we work actively with our parents and community to ensure that we provide the best educational experiences for our children.


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Contact Us by Email

Askrigg: 01969 650331
Bainbridge: 01969 650336
West Burton: 01969 663230