There is a good mix of non-denominational and denominational primary schools in Skipton offering parents plenty of choice. Of these primary schools, Greatwood Community Primary School,Water Street School and Christ Church C.E. Primary School have all been Ofsted Rated Outstanding.
While for secondary eduation there is the Skipton Academy (which is next door to Craven College) as well as two single sex grammar schools: Ermysted’s Grammar School for boys or for for girls Skipton Girls High School.
Skipton Train Station has four platforms and provides regular rail services into Leeds, Morecambe, Bradford Forster Square and Carlisle.
There is an extensive network of buses in Skipton as well as coach services providing links to destinations like Malham, Grassington and Keighley.
For drivers, Skipton sits close to the junction between the A65 road running between Leeds and The Lakes and the A59 from York to Liverpool.
Salts Mill is an historic building in the nearby model village of Saltaire. It’s reknowned for art, dining and shopping and is currently home to a large collection of works by David Hockney. It also hosts events and exhibitions throughout the near and it sits at the heart of Saltaire, an official UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sitting on the banks of the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Bolton Abbey really is one of the regions best beauty spots. It enjors 30,000 acres of sprawling countryside and over 80 miles of walkways to explore. It offers a lively events calendar throughout the year and provides plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park offers fun for all the family. Children can experience hands on animal encounters on this traditional working farm. There is also a play barn, country tea room and various rides including ponies and quad bikes. The venue also hosts parties and weddings and runs regular events throughout the year.