Latest news from around the school

Library competition - please vote!

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Please vote for Scholes Elmet Primary in the National Book Tokens Competition!


Green fingers? Help needed!

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Mrs Latham

Scholes in Bloom judging day is Monday 6 August this year. If you are available and would like to join the effort for gold, please come and collect a plant from Mrs Myers or Mrs Latham. All you need to do is look after it and meet us at the flower bed outside school on judging day at 10am. If you prefer, you could make a ‘scarecrow’ and bring it on the same day. The theme is ‘all creatures great and small’. Hope to see you there!

Pupil Voice - Friendship Benches

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Reception Team

School Council had a really tough time deciding which designs would be used to decorate our friendship benches.

There were some lovely messages and creative ideas used to make these benches feel a positive and inviting place to be.

These are the chosen designs.

I love the message – friends are like rainbows they brighten your day.

I think the colours will brighten up our playground.



It has a happy vibe.

It has nice vocabulary on it.

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!