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  • Coppice Valley Primary School
    Knapping Hill
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 2DN
  • Head: Mrs Emma Meadus
  • T 01423 563760
  • F 01423 520 488
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 201
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: See website for our latest open days
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
    • 1 Short inspection 20th October 2021

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Coppice Valley is a unique and rare primary school - a beautiful oasis of nature, quiet and calm, safely tucked away from the main roads. We are Harrogate's Hidden Gem, having the largest playing field of all Harrogate primary schools. As well as extensive playing fields for sporting activities, we have wildlife areas, a meadow and some fruit trees. Our enrichment curriculum incorporates time to play and learn outside in our wonderfully tranquil grounds. Gardening, camp-fire making and tai-chi in the meadow are a few examples of how we learn outside.

At Coppice Valley, we are known as the School with Heart. We pride ourselves on our family friendly ethos. Our warm and caring staff work hard to make sure everyone in our school community feels cared for and valued. We are an inclusive school and treat every child as the remarkable individual they are. Our school values are Brave, Curious and Kind. We are Brave Learners because we enjoy challenge and developing our skills, knowledge and attitudes. We are Curious Learners because we love the joy of learning and questioning, of investigating and finding out for ourselves. We are Kind Learners because we know how powerful kindness is as a force for good in our world.
Our vision is to create Learners for Life - children who are enthused with a love for learning. Our staff inspire the children to have ambition and big dreams for their future by introducing them to an amazing world of learning and knowledge. This all begins in the haven of nature we have on our very own doorstep, here at Coppice Valley.
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Special Education Needs

Coppice Valley Community Primary School fully supports North Yorkshire's commitment to inclusion; to involve the presence, participation and achievement of all pupils. We have been awarded the North Yorkshire Inclusion Award. Teaching is planned to meet the needs of all pupils whatever their ability. Our staff work very closely with parents and carers to help every child do their best, from raising inital concerns to making action plans and reviewing progress. For those children who need a little extra one-to-one help, the school provides sessions with a special needs assistant. We have close relationships with local support services and make good use of specialist teachers to supplement our work. We have experience working with autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavioural difficulties, English as an additional language, mild and moderate learning difficulties.

Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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