Brayton Church of England Primary School

Brayton Lane,



North Yorkshire.


01757 704308


A warm welcome from all of us here at Brayton Church of England Primary School.

We are part of the Star Multi Academy Trust.

Please click on the Star symbol below to take you to the STARMAT website.

Headteacher – Allyson Buckton (from January 2022)

Whether you are reading this as a prospective visitor, pupil, parent or carer, we offer you a very warm welcome from everyone at Brayton Church of England Primary School and hope your association with the school is a happy and prosperous one.

Brayton has wonderful people in it and together we are taking this much-loved school onwards and upwards.

Our school community is built upon strong values for learning within a distinctive Christian ethos. Our children and our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do. We celebrate every child‛s unique qualities and achievements, encouraging every child to succeed. We do this within a spirit of collaboration where ‘together we shine as one‛ and the children come first.

We are a forward thinking and ever growing school. We always seek to improve and aspire to provide for our children and every member of our school family the best opportunities possible to learn, grow and flourish.

Staff and children have to work very hard here but as we hope you will see, we try to make it fun and relevant. When you work with children – anything can happen – so we’ve learned to stay positive and keep smiling while embracing the fun!

There is always a lot going on and the children benefit greatly from the vibrant atmosphere of Brayton.

You will find a lot of information on this website but if you want to know more about us, please call us. Mrs Mansell or Mrs Butler from the admin team will answer your call. Alternatively please email admin@bp.starmat.uk

We are proud to share our school with you and you would be very welcome.

About us

Brayton is a Church of England Primary Academy catering for children from Nursery to Year 6 – (3 – 11 years).

We serve the village of Brayton and surrounding areas.

We currently have over 370 children on roll. We have a 26 place Nursery which is usually over-subscribed.

We are a split site school with Infants being housed in the Victorian side of the school and Juniors in the newer building.

We also have two mobile classrooms – one currently used for the Nursery class and one usually used for a Nurture Group – The Hive.

In the KS1 building, we have the Victorian Hall, KS1 library, six classrooms, offices and meeting rooms.

In the KS2 building, we have the larger hall, seven classrooms, main school kitchen, offices and meeting rooms.

We have a large field with lots of play equipment and not one but four playgrounds! In addition, we have extra play areas dotted around and a special enclosed one for the Foundation Stage Unit.

From September 2022 we will have 14 classes and the Nursery: 2 classes for each National Curriculum year group. Staff plan together in their teams to make sure all children are having the same learning experiences that build on the skills and knowledge from previous years.

Our school is led by Allyson Buckton, our Headteacher. She is ably assisted by all staff, all Governors, all children and all parents – we are all leaders at Brayton. Sometimes we lead – sometimes we follow – we capitalise on everyone’s strengths, everyone’s skills and that way we constantly build capacity to continually improve our school. We are a true family community.

We feel that Brayton is a happy and friendly place to be. We want our children to enjoy learning in a safe and supportive environment. We put a lot of emphasis on our school values and having fun as well as working hard and helping every child to achieve in all aspects of school life.


The STAR Multi-Academy Trust

About our Trust – The STAR (Sherburn Tadcaster And Rural) Multi-Academy Trust:

There has been a strong tradition of collaboration between our partner schools for many years which culminated in the establishment of the STAR Teaching School Alliance in 2016 and then the STAR Multi Academy Trust (STAR MAT) was ‘born’ in May 2018.

We are a Trust of:

9 primary schools

2 secondary schools

4200 students

560 staff

All of our schools are located within a shared geographic community:

We are a highly collegiate organisation, proud to be based within our local area communities and therefore we describe ourselves as a community trust. With this we recognise the responsibility to work with all local partners to deliver the very best possible outcomes and future aspirations for young people and to provide places where pupils develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest possible environments.

Whilst we work closely together in partnership, every school in STAR has its own unique identity, vision and values which run alongside those of the Trust. This is an important defining principle of our Trust, that schools are unique within a defined framework. Everyone understands their roles and responsibilities and works to our common vision, aims and values through our collegiate approach.

You can find out much more about our Trust, by visiting our website: https://web.starmat.uk/ 

All Multi-Academy Trusts are required to publish certain statutory information, which is available as follows:

Annual Report – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/finance/

Annual Audited Accounts and Statements – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/finance/

Articles of Association, which includes the Memorandum of Association – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/

Names of Charity Trustees and Members:

Trustees –  https://web.starmat.uk/governance/board-of-trustees/

Members – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/members/

Funding and Church Supplemental Agreements – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/finance/

Executive Pay – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/finance/
Gender Pay Gap Reporting – https://web.starmat.uk/governance/finance/