Fountains Earth

Welcome to Fountains Earth Lofthouse Church of England Endowed Primary School
serving the Upper Nidderdale community. Our school is a very special place with a true
family feel due to the small numbers on roll and a staff team that care deeply about the
community it serves. Children of all ages enjoy coming together from the two classes to
take part in whole school events such as baking, themed days, sporting activities, paired
reading, circle times and stories.


Our school formally federated with St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School, Pateley Bridge in May
2017 with one Governing Body and one Executive Headteacher leading the two schools. The
federation offers great opportunities for staff, pupils and communities to work together
to provide a first class education for all the children. We also have close connections with
other local schools through the Dales and HART teaching schools alliances.


Our school provides children with a happy, caring environment in which to begin their
learning journey. It is in the first years at school that a sense of fun and enjoyment shapes
attitudes to learning for life. Our staff work together to offer a diverse and exciting
education for your children which utilises the rich learning resource we have all around us in
the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Education is underpinned by our
Christian values which enhance the personal development of every pupil in our care.

The children are organised into two classes;

Children are grouped in a variety of ways within the class, to match the age group, activity or subject planned. Sometimes that will mean working as a whole class, sometimes in ability groups, age groups or friendship groups, and sometimes individually. All children are monitored closely and planning takes account of their progress and needs.

Find out more in our class pages.

Download a copy of the Fountains Earth CE Primary School Prospectus (.pdf)