Otley Cluster Family of School

Family of Schools

The Whartons Primary school share best working practices within our Family of Schools. 

We continually develop partnership and collaboration, where we look to create stimulating opportunities for learning, developing and sharing practices through joint training opportunities, shared planning, collaborative research projects and best practice visits where staff observe in other’s schools and jointly scrutinise the outcomes of learning.

Through the family of schools there are sub groups:

The Otley, Pool and Bramhope Cluster Guidance and Support Group. This group work together to support children and families across the whole cluster. This group, share budget resources to access Educational Psychologists, pupil councillors, family support advisers and speech and language therapists, in order to support vulnerable children’s well being and learning. 

The Otley, Pool and Bramhope Cluster Steering Group. This group comprising of each school’s headteacher and a governor who work together as senior leaders to write and monitor an annual cluster action plan. In the plan identifies areas of development, which are common to all the cluster schools. The group identify clear and measurable objectives, success criteria and actions to raise outcomes. 

Cluster subject leader teams, and year group teams regularly work together to improve practice across the family. 

Through the Family of Schools, specialist subject teachers work across the cluster; for example a PE teacher from PHGS comes to The Whartons on a Monday to teach various forms of PE alongside the class teacher. They then visit the other Cluster schools throughout the week of a term and organise finale competitions between all schools on the completion of a unit. PHGS French teachers come into school each week to teach our Year 6 in readiness for their transition to Secondary school and PHGS Maths, English and Science departments run after school enrichment clubs for some of the Y6 children. 

Otley, Bramhope and Pool Cluster Members:

  • St Josephs Primary School - Otley
  • Otley All Saints C of E Primary School
  • The Whartons Primary School - Otley
  • Ashfield Primary School - Otley
  • Westgate Primary School - Otley
  • Pool-in-Wharfedale C of E Primary School - Pool-in-Wharfedale
  • Prince Henry's Grammar School – Otley
  • Bramhope Primary School - Bramhope