Welcome to Goldthorpe Primary School

Goldthorpe is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, in ancient times it was a small medieval farming village and is even recorded in the Domesday Book. In later times, Goldthorpe flourished as a coal mining community. Following the closure of the pits and the inevitable increase in levels of socio-economic deprivation that followed, Goldthorpe is now beginning to benefit from regeneration programmes and investment.

Goldthorpe Primary School lies at the heart of the local community and has been located on this site since 1903 which makes us 109 years old!

Our vision is to develop the holistic potential of all our pupils so they become successful, responsible, active members of society.

Goldthorpe Primary School is a highly ambitious and aspirational learning environment where we strive at all times to find even more ways of enhancing our work to provide every child with an outstanding start to their school life.

As an exciting centre of learning, Goldthorpe Primary School is characterised by high standards in oracy, literacy and numeracy, a rich, broad and balanced curriculum and a happy, safe and supportive environment. Our school has a strong commitment to meeting the needs of children and their families and promotes strong relationships with the community.

Our teachers, support staff and volunteers share the passion to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential. We are, quite simply, very proud of Goldthorpe and the community it serves.

As we continue to work towards academy status with Navigate Academies Trust, we are already enjoying the distinct benefits of working as part of the NAT locality network alongside Carrfield, Highgate, The Hill, Gooseacre, Littleworth Grange, Darfield Valley and Dearne Advanced Learning Centre. This is a new and exciting opportunity for both our school and the community of Goldthorpe. We will keep you posted on any further developments.

This year’s Residential Trip for our Year 6 pupils takes place on 10th – 12th February.

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