Welcome to Hipswell Church of England Primary School

A warm welcome to our school. Hipswell Church of England Primary is a friendly, caring and successful primary school with 160 children.

Ofsted Report

Our OFSTED inspection in May 2023 judged Hipswell Church of England Primary School to be a GOOD school in all areas. Please click below to read the report.

SIAMS Report

Our inspection in November 2023 found that the wellbeing of everyone is a high priority and is therefore an outworking of tangible Christian love. Our vision actively drives a culture that supports, includes and nurtures all. Please click below to read the report.


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Dear parents, carers and visitors,

Welcome to our school website. Hipswell Church of England Primary School is located in Catterick Garrison near the picturesque market town of Richmond and close to the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Our close links with St. John’s Church, our school vision and core Christian values contribute to our caring, friendly ‘family feel’ in which we ‘delight in living, learning and celebrating together’.

At Hipswell, we are experienced in integrating children successfully from military and non-military backgrounds, with two thirds of our pupils coming from Service backgrounds. We are committed to supporting pupils’ emotional wellbeing and have high expectations to encourage all pupils to reach their full potential. This was reflected in our most recent Ofsted Report (May 2023): “This is a caring and friendly school…there is strong support for pupils’ emotional well-being. Pupils settle quickly when they join the school.”

We value collaboration, working closely with colleagues from our cluster schools, the Army Welfare Service and we are a member of the Swaledale Teaching Alliance. As a school we are forward thinking, continually striving to improve our practice in order to ensure the highest standard of education for every pupil.

If you need further information or would like to make an appointment to meet us, please phone the school office on 01748 832513 or email us via our ‘contact us’ page. For admissions, please contact the North Yorkshire School Admission Team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Miss C. Ewbank


Hipswell Christmas 2022

To mark the beginning of advent, we were invited to attend a lovely Advent Service at St John's...

Christingle Service – 14/12/22

Reverend Andrew led a lovely Christingle Service on Wednesday evening. Thank you to the families...

Attendance week commencing 8th April 2024

  • Reception 96.8% 96.8%
  • Year 1 90.7% 90.7%
  • Year 2 89.7% 89.7%
  • Year 3 91.1% 91.1%
  • Year 4 97.3% 97.3%
  • Year 5 93.4% 93.4%
  • Year 6 93.7% 93.7%
  • Overall 93.1% 93.1%