School term dates

North Yorkshire Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the North Yorkshire LEA.

2016/2017 North Yorkshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates

Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Monday, September 5, 2016 Friday, October 21, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Monday, October 31, 2016 Friday, December 16, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Monday, February 27, 2017 Friday, April 7, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Monday, April 24, 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Monday, June 5th, 2017 Friday, July 21, 2017
Summer Holidays

Ofsted Report 2015

Dacre Banks Pre-school playgroup has again been awarded a strong and consistent ‘Good‘ score for all elements of our setting – read the full Ofsted report here.

The report states:

Well-qualified and knowledgeable staff provide a broad range of interesting activities and resources, so that children have good opportunities to make their own choices in play. As a result, children develop good levels of confidence and make good progress across the seven areas of learning.

The manager and staff team carry out regular observations and assessments on the children to help identify where they are in their learning. This supports children to make good progress in their learning, in preparation for school.

The pre-school values the roles of parents and has effective partnerships in place with other professionals. This ensures children benefit from a consistent approach to their care and learning.

Children who speak English as an additional language are particularly well supported through appropriate intervention and support.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about our playgroup.


Nativity and Christmas Fayre – **Raffle Tickets Still Available**

Thanks to everyone who supported the Nativity and Christmas Fair on Friday. We made nearly £200 on the stalls and refreshments and so far have sold over £300 of raffle tickets!

Due to popular demand we are postponing the draw until Wednesday to give everyone a chance to get their tickets in – there are still tickets available in Playgroup. We have FOUR hampers to win as well as day passes for local attractions. Good luck everyone!!

Easter Eggstravaganza

Don’t forget about the Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday 5th April from 10am.

Please remember we want all your unwanted toys, teddy bears and books. And also donations of cakes, buns and biscuits!!

If you are able to donate anything, then you can drop off your items any time this week.

All proceeds raised will support the purchase of new equipment for our kids to enjoy. We’d like to thank you all for your continued support and looking forward to seeing you there on Saturday!