On Wednesday 1st February, 2017, four primary schools, Burnsall VA Primary School, Cracoe & Rylstone Cof E VC Primary School, Kettlewell Community Primary School and Grassington CofE VC Primary School federated and now have one single Governing Body as they have formed the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation.
This does not mean that the individual schools will lose their distinctive natures; far from it. The new Governing Body is committed to maintaining the nature and ethos of each of the four individual schools.
Individual budgets will be maintained and schools will be inspected individually.
The schools share an Executive Head teacher, Mrs. Morton Lee.
The new Governing Body consists of Mrs Anne Vetch as the Chair of Governors, two elected Parent Governors, Mrs. Sally Taylor and Mr. Peter Vernon, one elected Staff Governor, Miss Natasha Dodd, one Local Authority Governor, Mrs. Anne Vetch, the Head teacher, Mrs. Julie Morton Lee and four Foundation Governors, Mr. Robert Stockdale, Mrs. Jan Crawford and Revd. David Macha, with one appointment currently awaiting confirmation. In additional there will be three Co-opted Governors and these three positions are being filled at the moment following a skills audit analysis which will make sure that the new Governing Body has all the skills it needs to have to govern the four schools
Julie Morton Lee
The Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation