Carleton Endowed CE Primary School

Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best.


School Aims


Church Of England schools have always been community schools, serving all the families and children in the area. Our teaching standards, facilities and results have given Carleton Endowed School a reputation as one of the best primary schools in the district. Occupying a site just outside Skipton, we offer superb facilities in an excellent scenic location.

The word `endowed' in the school title goes back to its Foundress, Elizabeth Wilkinson who endowed the school, leaving farm lands at Bell Busk to finance and house the teacher and original four boys in 1709. The lands are now owned by the school Trustees who administer the trust income for the benefit of the school and former pupils and in extensions of the school in 1964, 1992 and 2000. 2003 saw the completion of a new Learning Resource Room for the ICT suite and libraries, enabling the school to provide dedicated learning time to specific areas of the curriculum. 2011 saw the completion of the new EYFS canopy area and 2012 saw the installation of the new outside EYFS area, class 6 and staff room. We completed our new hygiene room and office area (April 2014) and have just completed our new classrooms and computer suite project (September 2015 and September 2018) and corridor and lighting (September 2016). 

Voluntary Aided Schools (VA)

Voluntary aided schools are usually called religious schools or faith schools. In a voluntary aided school:
°the land and buildings are normally owned by a charity, often a religious organisation such as a church, but the governing body is responsible for running the school
°the school is funded partly by the local education authority (Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland), partly by the governing body and partly by the charity
°the governing body employs the staff
°the local education authority provides support services
°the pupils have to follow the national curriculum
°the admissions policy is determined and administered by our ecumenical governing body in consultation with the local education authority and other relevant schools in the area.

School Aims

The intended outcome of our education at school is: -

1. That students develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.

2. That students aquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment and the ability to enjoy leisure in a fast changing world.

3. That students have a respect for religious and moral values and to develop non-discriminatory attitudes and practice which will enable them to live in harmony with all members of society.

4. That students understand, care for and respect the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, families, groups, and nations.

5. That students appreciate human achievements and aspirations.

6. That students are helped to develop moral values and an appreciation of the spiritual dimensions of human experience.

7. That students are helped to develop their imagination, sensitivity and creative responses to a wide range of aesthetic experiences.

8. That students develop a sense of self-respect, self-discipline, the capacity to enjoy life as independent, self-motivated adults and the willingness to care for others.