Paper Copies / Information in a different format

If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained within this site, we provide these free of charge. If you wish to receive any information in accessible print (e.g. braille or large print), please contact the school.

pdfLetter to Parents 20th June 2018

pdfDue Diligence Report 5th June 2018

pdfFinancial Considerations

pdfHR Gov

pdfAppendix 1 - West Burton Standalone School

pdfAppendix 2 - Askrigg Bainbridge 2 School Federation

pdfAppendix 3 - Option 3A

pdfAppendix 4 - Financial Balance Breakdown

pdf BAWB Reasons


Dear Parents, Carers and Stakeholders,

As you are very aware a tremendous amount of time and labour has been invested in finding the most appropriate model to deliver the best possible education for our children. This is pitched against a need for educational and financial sustainability. Myself and Mrs Harrison have worked closely with the Governing Board, the Local authority and we have taken into account your views via the ‘Drop-ins’ and written feedback. Ultimately we have been looking for an option that delivers the best possible education for our pupils now and in the future.

As stated in our letter dated 22nd March 2018 the option provisionally recommended by the governors (“Option 7”) was an option for internal reorganisation of the schools. Option 7 did not have sufficient community support to proceed. Some people who responded were in favour of this option, but many had very strong reservations about it. There were three other options for internal reorganisation of the schools which were projected to deliver a budget surplus by 2020/21. One of these (“Option 3”) also attracted both some support and equally strong opposition. The other two did not have any significant support.

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Please click on one of the following links to access supporting documentation and more details about the process.

Alternatively, please contact any of our three school offices where the team can arrange to send you a paper or electronic copy.


  1. Supporting Letter
  2. BAWB Public Engagement Paper SPRING 2018
  3. Community Feedback response form (PDF version)
  4. Community Feedback response form (Word version; editable)



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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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