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On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to The Federation of Snape & Thornton Watlass Primary Schools.  We hope this website will give you a flavour of the rich and varied life in our schools. 


As a Federation, we are very excited about all that we have to offer to the children and families who become part of our community.  Both our schools are popular, with a friendly, caring staff, and an enthusiastic and able Governing Body.  We work together to ensure that every child in our care is happy and experiences every opportunity to learn and to succeed during their time with us.


We are committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment in which children will be happy, enjoy learning, and develop positive relationships with others.  Our vision is for academic excellence whilst promoting the moral, cultural, spiritual, social and physical development of our pupils.  We strive to make our schools welcoming, open and friendly with a positive ethos where the views of the children and parents are valued.  We are fully inclusive and make every effort to ensure equality of opportunity for all our pupils.


Please do visit one of our schools to ask any questions you may have; we are always happy to show you around.  We look forward to meeting your child soon and to working in partnership with you in the future.


Jane Wood

Head Teacher 


The Federation of Snape and Thornton Watlass is part of the Swaledale Alliance.