Latest news from around the school

Scholes Gala - skippers and dancers

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Thank you to our Y4 Skipping Crew and the Y1, Y2 and Y6 WUSU Crews who represented school so brilliantly at Scholes village gala.

Terrific Triathlon - fancy another go?

Posted on 10 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

The Year 5 children experienced a competitive triathlon last month when they took part in the Brownlee Triathlon event at John Smeaton Sports Centre. They reported back that it was challenging and that they had to draw upon their Living and Learning skills – particularly risk-taking and resilience. The professional photos have just arrived and are brilliant. If you fancy trying more, there are details of sessions below or visit


Scholes Village Gala - Saturday 09 June

Posted on 08 June 2018 by Mrs Quirk

Come along to Scholes Village Gala, Saturday 09 June, St Philip’s Church Grounds.

You will find stalls, entertainment and refreshments. It will be a fun packed afternoon for all the family!

The Gala helps raise greatly needed funds for the general maintenance and operating costs of Scholes Village Hall – a venue available to hire.

Gala timetable:

12.15 pm – Gala King and Gala Queen tour the village with Beefeaters and Attendants (see below for route)

12.30 pm – gates open

1.00 pm – crowning of the Gala King and Gala Queen and speech by the Guest of Honour.
Presentation of competition winners sponsored by W H Brown Estate Agents, Crossgates.

1.20 pm – Boston Spa School Band

1.35 pm – Scholes (Elmet) Primary School wake up/shake up crew

2.05 pm – Boston Spa School Band

2.20 pm – Dance Floor 54

2.35 pm – Scholes (Elmet) Primary School Year 4 skipping crew

2.40 pm – family fun ~ win some freebies

2.55 pm – best dressed stall

3.00 pm – Dance Floor 54

3.15 pm – raffle drawn

3.30 pm – Boston Spa School Band

Gawthorpe Junior Brass Band will also be playing inside the Church, at 1.15 pm and 2.35 pm

The Gala closes at 4.00 pm.


Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon inside the Church. There will be a BBQ and bar outside.

Stalls attending:

Pocket Money Corner ~Scratch Art Crafts ~ Scholes in Bloom ~ Relax Kids ~ Owl Experience ~ Splat the Rat ~ 5 Star Sports ~ Fun Fair ~ Hook a Duck ~ Inflatables ~Ice Cream ~ Plants ~ Archery ~ WI Cakes ~ Balloons ~ Costco ~ Explorer Scouts ~ Scholes Countryside & Wildlife Preservation ~ John Smeaton Leisure Centre ~ Books/ DVDS ~ Eye Tech Security Solutions ~ British Legion ~ Players Bottle Tombola ~ Leeds Honey ~ Special Occasion Cards and Gifts ~ Refreshments ~ Elmet Greenway ~ Yoga ~ Elmet Elderberries ~ Parish Council ~ Natural Living ~ Nearly New Stall and Cards.

Gate raffle prizes kindly donated by:

Leeds Rhinos ~ Flutterbabies ~ The Buffers ~ Storm Hairdressers ~ Coop Kippax ~ Skin Divers ~ Scholes Sewing Ladies ~ 5 Star Sports ~ Village Players ~ Chris Barlow Honey ~ City of Leeds Pipe Band ~ Thorpe Park Hotel ~ Eye Tech Security Solutions ~ Langlands Garden Centre ~ Garforth Golf Club ~Rhythm Time Music Classes ~Yoga Soul ~ Tony Biscombe ~ John Smeaton Leisure Centre.

Procession route for Gala King, Gala Queen, Beefeaters and Attendants:

12.15 pm – depart from Church layby.
Main Street, Belle Vue Estate, Belle Vue Road, Belle Vue Avenue, Rakehill Road, The Approach, The Avenue, Nook Road (turn around), The Avenue,  Arthursdale Drive, Arthursdale Grange, The Approach, Rakehill Road,  Station Road, Milton Drive, Belle Vue Avenue, Lyndhurst Road, Station Road ~ Elmete Avenue, Belle Vue Avenue, Belle Vue Road, Oaklea Road, Station Road, Main Street, around Coronation Tree.

12.45 pm (approx) – return to Church layby.

Join in Monday

Posted on 06 June 2018 by Miss Hague

This week, Miss Bainbridge had her Join in Monday.  It was well attended and the feedback , from both children and parents, was really positive.

Nearly all parents have commented how interesting it is to see what goes on in school.

Don’t forget that we have two more Join in Mondays.

Miss Lowry’s Join in Monday – 11 June 1.30 pm

Miss Parling’s Join in Monday – 18 June 1.30 pm



Posted on 06 June 2018 by Miss Hague

Parking around school continues to be a problem for local residents.  Today, we had reports that cars had been parked on both sides of Wood Lane.  This blocked access to the farm which is situated in this area.

As always, we ask that parking is done respectfully and with consideration to local residents.

Thank you

Annual survey of parents and carers - new deadline

Posted on 06 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The annual survey of parents and carers is open for you to tell us your views.  Thank you to the parents and carers who have completed a survey so far.

We’ve extended the closing date for the survey to 22 June to give even more of you a chance to tell us your views.


Scholes Gala and Scholes in Bloom

Posted on 05 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Please come and support our Skipping Crew and WUSU Crew at Scholes Gala this Saturday, 9 June 2018. We would also like as many children as possible to visit the planting stall. Children can take them home, look after them and then bring the plants and join us on judging day for Britain in Bloom on 6 August 2018 at 10am outside school. Scholes in Bloom are going for gold this year!

Walk to School Week winners

Posted on 03 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

We had hundreds of raffle tickets in the box. Well done to all those who walked, scooted or rode bikes to school before the holidays. The Buffers car park was busy all week. Here are the prize winners. Let’s keep walking!

Have you responded to our annual survey yet?

Posted on 01 June 2018 by Mr Roundtree

At Scholes (Elmet) Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

Visit the survey site and respond to a series of statements – either agree / agree strongly or disagree / disagree strongly (or say that you don’t know). There’s also the opportunity to add any comments you may have. The survey should take you about five minutes – maybe a bit longer if you add lots of comments. The survey is open until 11 June.

Thank you for sharing your views.

Walk to School Week 21-25 May 2018

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Mrs Latham

Lots of children have been walking to school this week. The raffle box is getting full. The draw will be made on Friday 25th May (lots of lovely prizes to choose from) so remember to bring your tickets to school so they go in the box. Thank you to The Buffers for allowing us to use their car park so children can walk at least 0.5km to school, even if they live further away!