Richard Taylor School is a thriving, happy and caring community. We were first established in 1785 and moved to the current site in 1973 where we have grown and flourished ever since.

I have been Headteacher here for almost 7 years and I am incredibly proud of the work we do every day. I have a talented and fantastically committed staff who are totally dedicated to meeting the needs of every child and celebrating their achievements.

Our pupils care about their school; we have an energetic school council, eco experts committee and fair trade group, who helped the school to be the first in Harrogate to achieve fair trade status. Our older students produce their own school newspaper and dedicate their own time to be playground buddies for younger children. After school many children choose to stay and enjoy a range of clubs.

Over the last five years the school has undertaken a huge programme of building improvements. We have built a superb ICT and library learning centre and totally refurbished our school both inside and out.

We have made full use of our outstanding grounds by creating an outdoor classroom, wildlife garden and a beautiful Peace Garden designed, planted and maintained by the children.

We love sport, our children get the chance to participate in a great range of different sporting activities and in recent years we have won trophies in a wide number of events.

Through our global links we have strong partnerships with schools across the world and our children enjoy learning French as part of a rich and varied curriculum.

We have an enthusiastic choir who perform throughout the year. Large numbers of children also take part in our talented school orchestra.

With wonderfully supportive parents and a dedicated governing body, we really are a school where everyone matters.

If you would like to find out more about us please feel free to call the school and arrange a visit, we would love to show you around.

Andrew Symonds

Head Teacher