About Us

Here at Kirklington Primary School:-

We aim to ensure that pupils leave Kirklington Primary School having unlocked their potential in finding their unique skills and talents and with a sense of their own individuality and independence.  We teach children to challenge self imposed restrictions, foster high aspirations and encourage positive self esteem. We want our children to be happy and confident in themselves and also secure in the knowledge that the world is at their feet.

We aim to motivate and inspire pupils through creative teaching which is innovative, full of enrichment and uses the most up to date teaching methods and technology. Due to the small size of our school the environment is inclusive and nurturing; we are adaptable and flexible in all that we do. Importantly we are able to tailor our teaching to the individual needs of the pupils.

We expect children in our community as a minimum to reach age related levels, in line with national standards and ensure that the barriers to learning are removed so that every pupil realises their full potential.

We strive for our school environment to be a happy and hard-working one; where friendship and inclusion are valued and pupils take responsibility for their own actions.

We, as members of the school community, including pupils, staff, governors and parents, hold a stake in our School; together we are all committed to establishing a life-long love of learning, enabling our children to take their place confidently within a rapidly changing world

Staffing is as follows: 

Head Teacher – Mrs Tracy Burn-Smith 

Assistant Head/SENCo/Darwin Class – Mrs Louisa Williams

Business/Office Manager – Mrs Tracey Maguire 

Administrative assistant – Mrs Kate McNish 

Darwin Class (EYFS) – Miss Helen Palmer 

Goodall Class (Y1/2) – Mrs Mo Grindrod 

Anning Class (Y3/4) – Mr Joe Trickey 

Attenborough Class (Y5/6) – Mr Will Smith 

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Maureen Hampson, Mrs Sarah Herniman,  

Mr Tom Stone, Mrs Jo Parkin, Mrs Rowena Spiller, Mrs Kerry Wilson 

Forest School – Mrs Frankie Marshall 

Sports coach – Lee Brookes, Express Coaching Team 

Midday Supervisor – Mrs Vanessa Claricoates 

Senior Dining Room Assistant – Mrs Tracy Stafford 

Cleaning and caretaking – Mrs Tracy Stafford 

The school is part of the Minster School Teaching Alliance & Minster Family of Schools. 

Chair of Governors –  Dave Thompson
Further Information about our Governing Body can be found here