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Silsden Primary School

“Young Minds, Free Spirit, Great Future”.

Our School

The staff and I would like to welcome you to Silsden Primary School. Our school is a happy and dynamic place to be with a dedicated and caring staff.

Our school is built on mutual respect and care for one another, and is a place where individuals are valued. Our expectations of all stakeholders is high. We expect children to work hard, behave well, and to achieve the highest standards possible.

We encourage all parents/carers to play an active role in their children’s education and support the decisions made by the school. We encourage and support all our staff to be the best professionals that they can be. I know that all parents/carers want the best for their child, and a good positive relationship between school and parents/carers is essential in order for children to make progress and achieve well.

How parents/carers encourage and support their children at home, whether taking an interest in what they are learning or facilitating good attendance at school, makes a real difference in a pupils academic and social development.

This website has been created to give you an overview of the school and the day to day activities that take place here. Please also look at our Twitter Page on the school website. If you would like to have further clarification on anything that is or isn’t included in the prospectus there is always someone in school who will be available to talk with you.

An appointment can be made by telephoning the school at any time, or e-mailing

Curriculum documents, school policies, and other information are available for you online at .

We hope that you and your child will be very happy with us and that you feel that you can take an active part in the life of our school. I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.

Yours faithfully

Karl Russell

Our vision for your children is that they will be;

  • Able to make healthy, safe choices
  • Effective communicators who are confident to express themselves
  • Imaginative, creative and independent 21st century thinkers
  • Ambitious, confident and resilient
  • Responsible, active and empathetic citizens
  • Excited, enthusiastic and able to learn more
  • Adventurous & self-assured in the great outdoors

Our history

We are proud of the long history that our school has. There has been a school in Silsden for Well over 150 years. The original school was located at the bottom of Bolton Road next to the Band Stand. The school moved and the Aire View site was opened in 1876 and the Hothfield Site was opened in 1914.

Silsden Primary School is in the very heart of Silsden and provides the highest quality education for the children of the town and also for many from the wider local area. Silsden Primary School is a large school. We currently have over 660 pupils on roll. Each year group has three separate classes.

In September 2017 Silsden Primary School was formed from the merger of Aire View Infant School and Hothfield Junior School.

In January 2022 the school moved to its current location on Hawber Cote Lane, following the building of a new school building by the Local Authority. The school’s new location is fantastic and has given us the opportunity for us to develop a first class school for the children and wider community of Silsden.

Our Values

Silsden Primary School is committed to nurturing  Young Minds so that they can Fall in Love With Learning.

We provide a safe and happy learning environment for all children, which enables them to develop a Free Spirit  and reach their full potential.

We are committed to working constructively with our parents and wider school community, to nurture our children into confident aspirational individuals with a Great Future.

“Pupils talk with excitement about their new school building.They recognise the new opportunities it brings for them.They like to access the new resources and work in different learning areas around the school. ”

(Ofsted, March 2022).