About Us


Welcome to our school. This school is a community primary, co-educational day school. It takes children from the ages of four to eleven and serves the villages of Witnesham, Swilland and Ashbocking, although we welcome applications from families from the wider community. Through the caring attitude of the staff and through close co-operation between parents and teachers, we have created a learning environment that is secure, happy, friendly and stimulating.


Since April 1st 2014 we have been fully federated with Otley Primary School and we are known as Otley and Witnesham Federated Primary Schools. We have one Governing Body for the two schools, but each school manages its own budget.


We are fortunate in having good facilities and resources in school and our extensive grounds provide the opportunities for endless activities to make full use of the outdoor learning environment; our woodland and recently developed garden and conservation area being the children’s favourite places to explore.


One of the classrooms has been modified to accommodate an outdoor activity area for our younger children in the reception class. This allows for a more practical approach that children require in their early years.


We have recently added a new library and multi-use area and although computers have an important role within the school, we feel very strongly that the value of books cannot be underestimated and children are encouraged to take books home for private reading.


Should you require any information that you cannot find detailed on these pages, please feel free to contact the School Office where Mrs Picchi or Mrs Farmer will endeavour to help you.