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New York Primary School


New York Primary School is proud to be a member of the Horncastle Education Trust, along with our partner schools Banovallum School, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Huttoft Primary & Nursery School and Frithville Primary School.

Together we share the trust’s vision:

We believe that every student whatever their background has the right to flourish, to achieve and to succeed and everything undertaken by Horncastle Education Trust should have this ambition at its heart.

New York Primary School and Frithville Primary School, another small rural school just five miles away, are both part of the ‘Small Aspiring Schools’ Collaboration, which also includes Gipsey Bridge Academy, Spilsby Primary School, Bucknall Primary School, Eresby Special School, Kirkby on Bain Church of England Primary School and Mareham le Fen Church of England Primary School.


Our school has a long and proud history and was built by the Wildmore Fen United District School Board, formed in 1879, and opened in 1881 as the Wildmore (Hundle Houses) Board School. We became Wildmore Council School in 1903, later renaming to Wildmore County School in 1947. Senior pupils were transferred to the new Gartree Secondary Modern School at Tattershall from April 1954 and in 1956 the school was re-named New York County School.

Our school was later known as New York County Primary School and it has been known by this title since September 1999.

The main part of the school is still the original building, which is wonderful to see, and in places has many of the original features. Over the last six years the school has undergone many transformations to accommodate the needs of our children and staff and to become the safe, secure and nurturing environment it is today.