Our school is situated in the attractive village of Sessay close to the market town of Thirsk. It consists of a beautiful old building which contains the school office and four brand new classrooms. There is also a playground, school field and a special Early years outdoor area which is accessible all year round.
Our school is a Church of England School with a distinctive ethos and close links to the village church, which is right next door to the school. We aim to provide an exciting and stimulating place for our children to learn within a happy, caring Christian community that will give our pupils a fantastic foundation for the rest of their lives.
I am the Executive Head Teacher of Sessay Church of England Primary School and I split my time between Sessay and Husthwaite Church of England Primary School. I enjoy spending time with the children and am privileged to have a role that allows me to work in two small schools with wonderful, hard working and caring children, staff and communities.
This website will provide you with lots of information about our school but we would be very pleased to show you around so don't hesitate to contact the school to make an appointment.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
If you would like to request a paper copy of anything on the website (free of charge) please contact Mrs Waite in the school office - contact page
This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).
Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.
For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.
This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.
3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:
- Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
- Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
- On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.
See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.