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Welcome to Knayton Church of England Academy

Apply now for Reception 2019! 

 At Knayton, we believe that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn. There is something very special about our school and we are incredibly proud of it!.  I feel privileged to work with enthusiastic and motivated learners, inspirational staff, supportive parents and a forward-thinking Governing Body.

Our children achieve great things both academically and in the wider curriculum. Learning is exciting and fun so that every day is memorable.  The creative and unique curriculum at Knayton encourages children to ask questions, explore and use independence and resilience. We have developed outdoor learning by creating a Forest Schools site and vegetable garden. The children are involved in every step of the learning process, from planning and designing to digging and planting. Our Sport provision is excellent due to our highly skilled staff members and dance specialist as well as access to our local sports hall and grounds.

As a school we are part of North Star Teaching School Alliance, a collaboration of primary, secondary and special schools in North Yorkshire. Our collective aim is to improve outcomes for all children through a self-sustaining, dynamic system of school improvement and support across the region and beyond.

If you would like to find out what it is like to be a part of our school family, please come and visit us. I would be more than happy to give you a tour of our school and introduce you to the people who make Knayton an incredible a place to learn, work and grow.

The school is happy to provide paper copies of all documents and polices free of charge.  Please contact our school on 01845 537291 or email 


Mrs Nikkie Beniams
Executive Headteacher


Miss Rachael Globe 

Head of School


OFSTED Inspection July 2017                                                                                                     SIAMS Inspection February 2017 

                           Click here to read the Inspection Report in full                                                                                                               Click here to read a copy of the SIAMS report

Upcoming Events



Monday 13th - SATS Week

Thursday 16th - Friday 17th - Y3 Residential to Osmotherley

Monday 20th - RE Week

Wednesday 22nd - Outdoor Classroom Day

Friday 24th - Sports Day 1.30pm

Friday 24th - Break Up



Monday 3rd - Training Day

Wednesday 5th - Beach clean trip Y1-6

Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st June - Y5/6 Residential Trip to East Barnby

Monday 24th - New Starters Reception 2019 Evening 5pm

Monday 24th - New Classes Evening 6.30pm

Thursday 27th - Friday 28th - Y4 Happyfest



Monday 1st - Friday 5th - Whole School Transition Week

Thursday 11th - Summer Fair

Friday 12th - Reporting to Parents

Tuesday 16th - Jungle Book Production 2pm & 6pm

Wednesday 17th - Jungle Book Production 6pm

Thursday 18th - International Mud Day

Friday 19th - Leavers Assembly 1pm

Friday 19th - Break up 2pm


Latest News

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  • Global Neighbours GOLD!
    Knayton CofE Academy became the first school in the country to earn Gold status in an accreditation scheme recognising schools' work to tackle global injustice.
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Global Neighbours Accreditation