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Farewell to Nicola – 19 July 2017

In a tearful but happy occasion, the children, parents and friends of Rosedale Community Primary School said farewell to their much loved head teacher, Nicola Johnson. Nicola first came to Rosedale School in January 1991, taking over as head teacher from Diane Hughes. Then the school had 29 pupils. Now it has 22 in total with the number rising again and the fact that the school has survived at all is very largely down to the efforts of Nicola, as the chairman of the governors, Anthony Davies observed in his address.

Presenting Nicola with a specially baked ‘portrait’ cake! The other one was  also specially baked by Darren and James at Graze on the Green.

A gift of a whale watching trip for Nicola and Simon’s forthcoming Scottish holiday

The Junior School singing The Farewell Song – much use of tissues ensued!

Nicola and the pupils



Tour de Yorkshire

Now that the fuss had died down, some pictures from the great day:

Three happy visitors up at Bell End Farm

Three happy visitors up at Bell End Farm

The peleton or bunch whirling passed Bell End Farm

The peleton or bunch whirling passed Bell End Farm

The Rosedale Swing Band in fine form

The Rosedale Swing Band in fine form

Even noisier - the children's  brass band!

Even noisier – the children’s brass band!

The pop-up tea and cake stall that raised £685 for the church and school.

The pop-up tea and cake stall that raised £685 for the church and school.

And finally, thanks to all those many who put up bunting, designed wonderful artifacts to decorate the approaches to and the village itself and generally helped make 1 May a special day for all in the dale.

Rosedale Abbey School Web Site

New Web Site.

“Welcome to Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School. Our School lies in the centre of Rosedale Abbey village and is at the heart of the local community. As a school we are proud to be educationally, emotionally and economically attached to our local community, but our sights are always set on wider horizons!
Our immediate environment is one of our most precious resources. We take every opportunity to get ‘out and about’ in the village, in our school garden, along the footpaths, in the fields and on the Moors.

Three of our staff have recently been accredited by NYCC to start up a ‘Forest School’ and we are already reaping the benefits, having been on several visits to the local woods, identifying trees and fruits, building shelters and learning knots!

We also enjoy a variety of visits further afield e.g. days fossil hunting and rock pooling on the coast, residential adventure activity visits to Cumbria, felt-making experiences at Fountains Abbey and drama, dance and choir activities in neighbouring schools.
The school is a hub for many village activities and both the staff and children take a great pride in ‘being involved’ with a variety of community events and in the annual Rosedale Show.

We have been working in a successful Collaboration with Nawton CP School since January 2011 and the two schools will formally Federate in April 2013.”
OfSTED September 2010:
“This is a good school … The outstanding care, guidance and support have been the bedrock of the school’s successes”.