Latest News and Notifications

RESPECT Code Revival

We have re-branded our RESPECT code and are working to raise its profile within our school community. The image of a tree helps to root our RESPECT code in the message of The Good Samaritan: Read more…

Goodbye Mrs Wilman

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to the wonderful Mrs Wilman today. Mrs Wilman has been a fantastic part of our federation admin team and has been central to the smooth running of Read more…

Delighted to announce that…

…we will be welcoming Mrs Georgina Pickard-Sparne to our EYFS team after Christmas following her successful interview this afternoon. Mrs Pickard-Sparne has lots of experience working with children and young people and is really excited Read more…

Covid – Omicron Variant Update

We continue to respond to ever-changing guidance from the Local Authority and Public Health England around Covid-19. There have been some key changes over the weekend in respond to the new Omicron variant. Here is Read more…

Children in Need 2021

A huge thank you to those who donated towards our fundraising effort for Children in Need. We are pleased to say we raised £153.20!

Odd socks for anti-bullying

Anti-bullying week is taking place from Monday 15th November this year, and we are delighted to be raising awareness for this important cause. We will be kicking off the week by having an ‘odd sock 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.