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A warm welcome to Selby Abbey Church of England Primary School in Selby. Our children thrive and develop their independence and confidence in a busy and enthusiastic learning environment where there is always much to do, see and learn. We hope that you will find this website useful and informative. You will get a good impression of the school’s life and ethos and we hope you will take a  full and supportive interest in the life of our school. We believe that children flourish and enjoy school where there is a positive partnership between home and school.

Welcome to Selby Abbey Church of England Primary School!

My name is Jo Jennings and I am privileged to have been Head teacher of the school since January 2008.

At Selby Abbey School our main aim is to achieve the very highest standards of educational learning, within a caring, exciting and stimulating environment. We work hard to ensure all pupils achieve their full potential and are dedicated to supporting the personal development and wellbeing of all learners within our school.

I have a husband and two sons who help me to keep focused on the concerns that all parents experience. With our children, staff and governors working together, we do everything we can to make school a happy… Read more >>>

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Diary Dates Summer Term 2016


April 11th Staff Training Day
  12th Pupils back to school
  15th Year 4 Sharing Assembly
  20th Official opening of the Peace Garden with Archbishop John Sentamu 2.30pm
  22nd Year 5 Sharing Assembly
  29th Year 3 Sharing Assembly
  5th Tempest Class Photos
9th – 12th SATS Breakfast and KS2 SATS
18th East Barnby Year 6 Parents Meeting 6.30pm
19th School Census Day
27th Break up for Half Term
June 6th Pupils back to school
  6th – 10th Year 6 Residential Visit to East Barnby
8th  New Starters Meeting 6pm – 7pm
9th Year 2 Trip The Deep
10th Queen’s Birthday Lunch (TBC)
14th Pre-school Trip Lotherton Hall
  15th Euro 16 Football tournament Selby Leisure Centre
  16th Year 3 Trip Harewood House
  16th Year 5 Groovy Greeks
  17th Olympic Sports Day for Year Foundation and Year 1
  19th Selby Family Fun Day
  20th Year 5 Specialism Day at Selby High
  21st Year 4 Trip Yorkshire Wildlife
  23rd Foundation Stage Trip Cannon Hall Farm
  24th Olympic Sports Day for Years 2, 3 and 6
  30th Year 1 Trip Piglets Adventure Park
July 1st Staff Training Day School Closed for Pupils
  4th KS2 Summer Concert Dress Rehearsal Brayton High
  5th KS2 Summer Concert Brayton High 6.30 – 7.45pm
  6th KS2 Summer Concert Brayton High 6.30 – 7.45pm
  7th KS1 Performance 1.30pm
  8th KS1 Performance 9.30am
  8th Olympic Sports Day Years 4 and Year 5
  11th School Reports
  12th Transition Day
  12th Selby High Induction Day
  13th Year 6 Crucial Crew
  13th Transition Day
  15th Summer Fayre 1.30-3.30pm
  18th Drop-in Session for Reports 3.30pm
  18th Governor Awards Ceremony 1.30pm
  19th Year 6 Leavers Assembly 9.15am
  19th Year 6 Bowl n Fun
  20th Gold Trip
  21st 9.15am – KS1 Sports Day
  22nd 9.15am – KS2 Sports Day
  26th Last Day of Term
September 5th School Closed Staff Training Day
  6th Pupils back to school

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Quick reminder about reception and key stage 1 sports day tomorrow at 9.15am. Children can come to school in their PE kit or get changed when they arrive if their kit is in school. Please ensure all children bring a drink, sun hat and sun cream with them. We also have a bag of anything accidentally left behind at the beach today. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who accompanied the children today. I have heard that the children's behaviour was super. Well done everyone! ...

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Gold trip update - everyone has arrived safely and is having great fun. Just a little reminder to please NOT park on New Lane at pick up time to allow the coaches safe delivery of the children. Thank you. ...

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