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School Admissions – Reception class 2022

School Admissions is now open for children eligible to join Reception in September 2022 (who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018) Please go to to complete the admissions form. The Read more…

Celebration Assembly is back!

We are delighted to be able to open our schools back up to parents and family members for Friday celebration assemblies from next Friday (24th September). While the risk of the spread of Covid remains Read more…

Welcome back updates

Welcome back to school and to the autumn term! We all hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful, restful break, and that your children are raring to go for the new school year. Here are Read more…

Rooted in the message of the Good Samaritan, we provide an aspirational education for all. We flourish academically, spiritually, and socially, enriching our communities.

Welcome to the BAWB Federation website: Bainbridge C of E, Askrigg VC, and West Burton C of E Primary (and nursery) schools.

Our schools are located in the picturesque villages of Bainbridge, Askrigg, and West Burton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Our schools are happy and vibrant places with high aspirations and expectations for all our children. We work actively with our parents and community to ensure that we provide the best educational experiences for our children. At Bainbridge and West Burton our Christian ethos underpins the life of the schools and is the basis of our excellent relationships with our parents, local communities and churches.

We combine the children of all three schools to optimise class sizes and take advantage of the features of each unique site. Please visit our ‘classes’ page (click here) to see our current structure which may change year-on-year as we respond to changes in cohort sizes.

Our website contains a wide range of regularly-updated information and we hope you enjoy browsing. Please note that, due to Covid-restrictions, our website photos are outdoors only; these will be updated over time. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information.

Thanks to The Elm House Trust for their kind donation which enabled us to build this website and maintain it for three years.

Charlotte Harper, Headteacher

Our Schools


The home of our vibrant and contemporary Early Years (nursery and reception) and Y1 provision.


A spacious, welcoming, and well-equipped setting for Key Stage Two: Y3, 4, 5, and 6.

West Burton

Teaching Y2 upwards in a friendly and focussed village-school setting.