A very warm welcome to our school’s website. At Chapel Haddlesey we care about each individual child and we are passionate about the education that they receive in our care. We are proud of our child-centred approach to learning, our engaging curriculum and our commitment to our ‘educating the whole child’ ethos, with Christian values at our core. We work hard to give our children a variety of experiences to enable them to develop high aspirations for their future.

At our school we believe that children are better able to reach their full potential when we work in effective partnership with parents and carers. To that end, we actively encourage family engagement in school life, ensuring that our children are challenged academically, inspired creatively and supported and fostered in their emotional development. We believe that with this balance, our pupils develop the self respect and self esteem they need to succeed in life.

Being a part of the Chapel Haddlesey family is a real privilege. Hopefully this website will give you a small window into our school. If you’d like to see more of what Chapel Haddlesey has to offer, we would be delighted to welcome you and to show you around our school.

Suzanne MacDonald – Headteacher

Latest news

Summer Jamboree at Chapel Haddlesey

The good old British weather was on form and Chapel Haddlesey Primary School and village came out in force to enjoy a day of activities, entertainment, food and drink.  School parents volunteered to cook food, run stalls and even provided a DJ and MC service for the afternoon.  The children particularly enjoyed the craft tent […]

Class 3 Art

As part of their learning on the UK, the children were exploring how to paint in the style of David Hockney. They  investigated brush strokes and colour mixing before creating a final piece.

Mrs Pollock retires after 16 years as a volunteer in school

Chapel Haddlesey Primary School said a fond farewell to Dorothy Pollock today who has been a volunteer at the school for 16 years.  Mrs Pollock started volunteering after a passing comment to Mrs Ranby, the then Secretary about having time on her hands and she has been visiting every Thursday since. Mrs Pollock will be […]

Federation News!

Our Federation with Barlow Primary School

In Autumn 2018, after a rigorous consultation process, the Chapel Haddlesey governing body voted to federate with Barlow Primary School.  Whilst each school maintains their own identity through the school logo, uniform, vision and values, there is one Headteacher and one governing body working in the best interests of the pupils and staff across both schools.

As the federation has strengthened its foundations, we have staff who work across both sites and deliver foundation subjects across the federation including PE, Cookery, French and SEN and Year 6 booster interventions.   A Senior Leadership Team made up of the Executive Headteacher, a Head of School from both schools and a Business Manager implement the strategic direction of the school and meet regularly to drive forward the improvements identified on the School Development Plan.

The Head of School at Barlow, Mrs Hugill, is the Maths Subject Coordinator across both schools and Mrs Lindley, Head of School at Chapel Haddlesey, is the English Subject Coordinator.  Mrs Marwood, Business Manager, splits her time across both schools to lead on HR, finance and health & safety. Mr Marshall, Class 1 Teacher at Haddlesey is the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) Lead across both schools.  Mrs Hall, qualified level 5 PE Instructor, leads on the PE curriculum and delivers this across both sites, providing evidence of how we spend the PE and Sports Funding each year.  Mrs S. Smith, KS2 Teacher at both schools leads on Science and Mrs Lane, Class 1 Teacher at Barlow, is the IT subject coordinator across the federation.  This team approach is working well to evaluate and improve our practices for the best outcomes for our children.

We are particularly proud of our new federation logo, which was designed in Spring 2019 and is now used on federation newsletters, policies and other shared documents.

Meet our teaching staff

Mrs MacDonald

Executive Headteacher

Mr Marshall

Class 1 Teacher

Mrs Lindley

Head of School and Class 3 Teacher

Mrs Morton

Class 2 Teacher

Mrs Smith

Class 3 Teacher (Mondays)

Loving life, loving learning, loving God.

Meet our support staff

Mrs Hall

 PE Instructor, Healthy Schools Coordinator

Mrs Harrop

Midday Supervisor & Out of School Club Supervisor

Miss Ducat

Class 1 Teaching Assistant and Early Years Qualified Teacher

Miss Langhorn

Class 1 Teaching Assistant and Out of School Club Leader

Mrs Marwood

School Business Manager

Mrs Russell

Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor

Mrs Winder

Class 3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Charlton

Admin Assistant

Ms Hargreaves

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Mrs Page


Miss Northway

Class 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bowmer

Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor

Mrs J. Smith

Cookery Coordinator & Cook (on Fridays)

Mrs Brankley

Class 2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Lamb

Class 2 Teaching Assistant and Midday Supervisor

Meet our governors

We are fortunate to have a team of nine governors making up our Governing Body and their role in school encompasses the following:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

There are several different types of Governor:

Parent Governor

Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school..

Staff Governor

Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

Local Authority (LA) Governors

Appointed by the LEA

Co-Opted Governors 

Appointed by members of the governing body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

Our governors serve for a period of four years and meet every half-term.

School Governors at Chapel Haddlesey Primary for the academic year 2018/19




Appointed by



Date of appointment

Term of Office

Business Interests/Relationships with staff/governors at other schools

Attendance at 2018/19 FGB meetings

Mrs Suzanne MacDonald


Headteacher Ex-officio
RIG, Church
05/17 Whilst in post Headteacher at Barlow & Chapel Haddlesey Schools federation 6/7
Rev. Anna Burr Foundation Governor York Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with parish RIG, PM, Church
Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, SIAMS
12/17 12/21 Foundation Governor at Hambleton School 6/7
Mrs Lizzy Hugill Staff Governor Staff  RIG
10/18 10/22 None 6/7
Mr Rob Purdy LA Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by Governors Finance, Complaints
Vice-Chair, Leadership & Management
12/17 12/21 Director of mortgage company 6/7
Mrs Karen Wood-Stones Parent Governor Parents Finance, Complaints  Mathematics 10/18 10/22 Governor at Armthorpe Academy 5/7
Mr Chris Taperell Parent Governor Parents Finance, PM, RIG
 Child Protection & Safeguarding, Recruitment and Selection, SEND, Pupil Premium, PE & Sports Funding, Health & Safety & Premises
10/18 10/22 Director of waste management company 7/7
 Mr Adam Wilson Co-opted Governor Governors RIG, Complaints Outcomes for all pupils 10/18 10/22  None 6/6
Rev. Pete Watson Foundation Governor Ex-officio Church
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
09/10 Whilst in post Foundation Governor at Brayton CE Primary School 2/7
Mrs Emma Winder Co-opted Governor Governors PM, RIG
10/18 10/22 Shareholder in software consultancy 5/6
Mrs Llian Spinks Co-opted Governors Finance, Complaints
12/18 12/22 4/5

RIG – Rapid Improvement Group for Curriculum & Standards

Finance – Finance, Staffing & Resources

Church – Church Working Group

PM – Performance Management of Headteacher (also includes an independent advisor)

PM – Performance Management (also includes an independent advisor)

Our School Rules

In our school we:


Use our manners

Are kind and gentle

Respect others

Speak thoughtfully

Are helpful


Use our time well

Talk about our worries

Say sorry when we need to

Agreed by the children of Chapel Haddlesey Church of England Primary School, September 2015.