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“Everything is possible for one who believes” - Mark 9:23

Pool is a welcoming, inclusive and happy school, where everyone is valued and loved.
Our high aspirations enable everyone to dream big and learn to become the best version of themselves.
We nurture confident, caring individuals who live well together within our diverse, wider community.

Our Cornerstone Values

A very warm welcome to everyone of all faiths or none...

Pool-in-Wharfedale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School (or Pool C of E for ease!) is in the Benefice of Lower Wharfedale which is in the Diocese of Leeds.

‘Believe and Achieve’ is our vision. It is the foundation on which we build lasting partnerships with our pupils, parents and the wider community. We have close links with St Wilfrid’s and Pool Methodist churches, and our values are based on the Christian faith.

Through high expectations and a caring Christian environment, we aim to provide the best for our pupils and strive to develop the ‘whole child’. We proudly refer to ourselves as 'The Pool School Family' and instil in all our pupils a desire to look after each other and celebrate diversity.

We are always delighted to see you! With your help, we trust your child will be happy and fulfilled at Pool School.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find all the information you are looking for. 

Thank you for visiting!

Mrs Sally Fox – Headteacher


Every person in our school community has been made in the image of God and is loved unconditionally by God. Everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect.

Our school is a place where everyone should be able to flourish in a loving and hospitable community. Each person in all their unique difference should be able to thrive, irrespective of physical appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, academic ability, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

We are committed to promoting the understanding of the principles and practices of equality – treating all members of our school community as individuals, according to their needs, with an awareness of our diverse society and appreciating the value of difference.We actively seek to challenge discrimination and we promote an anti-bullying stance which makes clear the unacceptability of racist, disablist and homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and langauge.

Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1LG