friends of cracoe & rylstone school




Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who came along to our sponsored family walk on Sunday. We had a lovely sunny day and were joined by walkers from Burnsall School for not only a walk but a delicious afternoon tea and impromptu football match.

Big thanks to all the walkers, to the station helpers and crossing guards, to the farmers who moved livestock, to the talented bakers who provided the lovely tea (with bubbles!), the The Vernon’s for the gazebo and finally to Sarah Roche for all the help, organisation, the map and for walking the route twice putting up and taking down signs!

If you haven’t already please remember to send in your sponsorship money and donations to school or make them online at our justgiving page

Welcome to the Friends of Cracoe & Rylstone Primary School website.


We are a small but energetic friends association warmly welcoming all parents on board with the strong support of our community and local industry, as well as past pupils.  


We are incredibly proud of our school and feel it does a wonderful job with the resources available but sadly, as much as we wish, they are not endless!  Our role as Friends is to work together to organise events and raise funds to enrich the children's educational and social opportunities.

In a nutshell, we organise activities and events to raise money for the school. Last year the Friends organised:

  • Christmas Fair

  • Coffee Morning

  • Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Auction of Promises

  • Sponsored Walk

  • Summer Fair

Recently the Friends bought the following:

  • Leaving presents for year 6

  • Prizes for the Easter Egg Competition

  • New 'Trim Trail' playground

  • Funding for subsidised Great Yorkshire Show trip

  • Sports equipment

  • First News subscription