Welcome to Scarcroft Primary School

We are a successful school with a good reputation in the York area. We pride ourselves on the stimulating and exciting environment we provide for our pupils. We have an excellent academic record and we also place a strong emphasis on The Arts.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to help. The best way to find out about us is to COME AND VISIT!

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Our School

Scarcroft Primary School is a Victorian 2-storey building near the centre of York. There are approximately 370 pupils on roll in 14 classes. We are lucky enough to be within walking distance of many of York’s historic features and teachers tap into what is available on our doorstep when planning topics to engage the children.


Click here for our School Aims                            

Click here for our Values Policy

Click here for our 2017-2018 term dates

Click here for our 2018-2019 term dates


In Partnership – part of South Bank Academy Trust

Scarcroft Primary School was one of three founder schools that joined together to form the South Bank Multi Academy Trust in April 2016. Since then, two other  schools have joined the trust and the member schools are:

The five schools work closely together and the children benefit in a number of ways: through participation in joint activities and events; through teachers sharing ideas and collaborating; and from school-to-school support where appropriate.

Click here for a link to the South Bank Trust Website

Our Chair of Governors is Connie Cullen

Our Clerk to the Governors is Debra Wilcock.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors


Our Ethos

Our school motto is “Inspiring learners for tomorrow’s world…today, through Quality, Creativity and Enjoyment.” We are passionate about what we do and we want to nurture the uniqueness of every child in our care.

"Building on the past….foundations for the future."

We are proud of our Victorian heritage and believe that traditional values do have a place in the modern world. We want all our pupils to be polite, well-mannered and caring members of their local community.

We have a very strong team spirit, among pupils and among staff. We believe that T.E.A.M. stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.”


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Vote now for Scarcroft School in the York Civic Trust People's Choice Awards. The York Civic Trust would like to replace the finial posts on the bell tower. Click the picture above to support Scarcroft!