School History

Goathland Primary School was opened in 1808, when local craftsmen, masons and joiners, with help from farmers and labourers built it at a cost of £151 to provide free education for four children.

The school became a great success, and by 1908 was bursting at the seams with 112 children on the roll, even though there were seats for only 93.

In 2023 it has 24 pupils and is growing, and the local community remains as committed to its success now as it was two centuries ago.