Fountains Earth 01423 755289 / Glasshouses 01423 711440 / St Cuthberts 01423 711407

Welcome to our website

This website will give you a sense of who we are and what our Federation is about. It is a wonderful place for children to be nurtured in a holistic, and family environment, within which all children flourish and develop their skills and talents. You will be able to see the learning opportunities that take place in our small schools and what we have to offer.

About our Federation

Our Federation comprises three small, rural, primary schools – Fountains Earth C of E School, St Cuthbert’s C of E School and Glasshouses CP school, not far from Harrogate in the beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is Nidderdale. All the schools within our Federation have a long history of providing education in the communities they serve, each with its own unique identity.

Come and visit us

We are extremely proud of our children and our schools – come and see for yourselves. If you would like to come and see any of our fabulous schools, please contact our Admin team who can arrange that with you. We look forward to seeing you!

Fountains Earth CE

Primary School

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Glasshouses

Primary School

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St Cuthbert’s CE

Primary School

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Welcome to our Federation

Now operating together as one organisation, with one Governing Body and Leadership Team, we are best placed to offer our children the highest possible standard of education. Our Federation comprises three small, rural, primary schools – Fountains Earth C of E School, St Cuthbert’s C of E School and Glasshouses CP school, not far from Harrogate in the beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is Nidderdale. All the schools within our Federation have a long history of providing education in the communities they serve, each with its own unique identity.   

Each school has gone through many changes since their creation, circa 1880, but one thing has always held true, we exist for our children, who come first, and this is something that we all hold true.   

Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation prides itself on providing a nurturing, holistic, and family environment, within which all children flourish and learn the CHAMPS way. 

If you are looking for a school that offers something beyond the ordinary; a place where your child will be safe, happy, and have resilience to learn in an ever-changing world, then you are in the right place! 

Each of our schools is unique and offers the privilege of small class sizes, and as a federation, every pupil benefits from specialist teachers, joint learning sessions with wider groups of pupils, and learning opportunities beyond the prescribed national curriculum.

We are proud of our group of schools and we hope you can see why.

If you would like to learn more about us, then please take a look at our website, or feel free to visit us.

Miss Nicola Thornber 

Executive Headteacher