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

Class 3 Art

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 […]

‘Wind in the Willows’ production at Chapel Haddlesey

Our KS2 children have absolutely ‘wow’ed our staff and families this week with three performances of Kenneth Grahame’s ‘Wind in the Willows’.  The children showed off their speech and language skills with clear narrators and expressive performances from those in character.  Thanks to all the parents who provided excellent costumes and to Mrs Purdy for […]

Meet our teaching staff

Mrs MacDonald


Mr Marshall

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Lindley

Year 2, 3, 4 Teacher and Senior Teacher

Mrs Lane

Year 5 & 6 Teacher

Mrs Smith

Year 5 & 6 Teacher

Loving life, loving learning, loving God.

Meet our support staff

Mrs Hall

Class 2 Teaching Assistant & PE Instructor

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 2 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor

Mrs Charlton

Admin Assistant

Ms Hargreaves

Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Page


Miss Northway

Class 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J. Smith

Class 3 Teaching Assistant & Cook

Mrs Collins

Class 3 Teaching Assistant

Miss Godfrey

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

Mrs Suzanne MacDonald


Headteacher Ex-officio
RIG, Church
05/17 Whilst in post Headteacher at Barlow & Chapel Haddlesey Schools federation
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
Mrs Lizzy Hugill


Staff Governor Staff  RIG
10/18 10/22 None
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
Mrs Karen Wood-Stones


Parent Governor Parents Finance, Complaints  Mathematics 10/18 10/22 Governor at Armthorpe Academy
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
 Mr Adam Wilson


Co-opted Governor Governors RIG, Complaints Outcomes for all pupils 10/18 10/22  None
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
Mrs Emma Winder


Co-opted Governor Governors PM, RIG
10/18 10/22 Shareholder in software consultancy
Mrs Llian Spinks


Co-opted Governors Finance, Complaints
12/18 12/22


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.