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Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

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Extra-curricular clubs

  • Monday - Choir with Miss H Wilson, finish time 4.15pm
  • Wednesday - Signing Communication with Mrs S Wilson, finish time 4.15pm
    • Year 6 Booster Class  with Miss Nolan, finish time 4.15pm
  • Thursday - Fitness with Mrs Porter, finish time 4.15pm
  • Friday - "Knit and Natter" with Miss Nolan, finish time 4pm

Castleton choir

The choir has grown in number this school year, with roughly half of the school attending the after school club. The choir welcomes boys and girls from Year 1 to Year 6.  The children learn about the importance of singing for health and well being and work on vocal warm ups, activities and games to illustrate singing as a whole-body activity which uses the brain and ears as well.

The children are encouraged to suggest some of the songs they would like to sing as well as being taught music linked to topics and events throughout the school calendar.

The choir links perfectly to some of the schools Oaths and presents many opportunities for the children beyond the classroom. The choir were delighted to visit a recording studio and released their very own CD! More recently, they rehearsed for several weeks to perfect four songs and entered in Whitby's Eskdale Festival singing class at the beginning of March, performing at the Pavilion in front of a large audience. They excelled themselves both musically and as individuals, proudly representing the school and showing evidence towards our 'be the best they can be' oath.

The whole school have also visited the Bradbury Centre, where they were invited to sing to the older residents and members of the community, showing evidence towards our 'improve their local community' oath.


Seriously Skilled Sixes

Year 6 attend an afterschool club on Wednesdays after school where we focus on developing key skills and knowledge in order to prepare them for their move to secondary school. During this club, year 6 are enabled to achieve their best by taking on the learning specific to their year group in order to be fully prepared for their classes next year. We have focused on cutting through the context to understand how characters feel and being able to fully understand the method for long division. Juice and biscuits make this after-school club a leisurely experience.


Fitness Club

Fitness club welcomes children of all ages across the school and ensures that we are keeping ourselves fit and healthy, as well as having fun! We enjoy spending time together and motivating and encouraging each other. We have been lucky enough to take part in a range of different sporting activities and have expert coaches join us along the way to help us develop our skills. Whitby karate Club kindly took the time to come and teach us some karate and even teach us a little Japanese! Recently we have enjoyed Yoga sessions and have been delighted with how much we have improved our balance, flexibility and concentration. As the weather improves we like to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings and enjoy running together. Everyone runs at their own pace and finds a friend to run alongside, some even monitor their progress on Fitbits and try and improve each time.  It has been lovely to see that some children have been inspired to take part in Parkruns and Triathlons outside school and we enjoy hearing all about them.


Knit and natter club

Knitters of all abilities were welcomed to our after-school knitting club, hosted on Fridays after school. As Friday is the last day of the week before the weekend, the club has been focused on providing a great collective hobby whilst enabling the children to relax and unwind at the end of the week with their friends. Some are learning knitting as a new skill and some just enjoy the pleasure of other people’s company while they knit and natter. Hot chocolate throughout helps to make the truly content club feeling fit for being creative.

We have already seen some fantastic progress and I am so proud of those who have gone home and asked their family members to help them to be even better so they can natter more than knit in the club.

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