Driffield Junior School

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General Information

Pupil numbers

Number on role in Autumn 2021 is 509.


Type and age range

Driffield is a Junior School catering for girls and boys aged between 7 and 11 years. 

School organisation

The school is organised into four year groups with Year 3 and Year 4 combining to form the lower school and Year 5 and Year 6 combining to form the upper school.  There are around 120 children in each year group and they are organised into mixed ability classes with usually between twenty-five and thirty pupils in each class.  These numbers can change as children join or leave the school but we try to ensure that class sizes are kept to an acceptable level.


Pupils enjoy a variety of individual, group and whole class teaching approaches depending upon which is thought to be the most appropriate for the needs of the children and which is the best use of teacher time.  Each year group has a designated Year Leader who will be one of the class teachers in that year group and that teacher will manage all activities in that area of the school.   In addition, there is also a programme of support for children in the school including specific support for children with special educational needs.

Office Hours

The School Office hours are from 8.00am to 4.30pm but it is often possible to contact someone at the school both earlier and later than these times.


Local Education Area

Driffield Junior School is within the East Riding of Yorkshire Education Authority. 

The address of the Education Office is as follows:

             East Riding of Yorkshire Education Office

                         County Hall


                         HU17 9BA



The school’s admission arrangements adhere to the guidance issued by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  For further information and to apply for a place. Click here to go the Council website.


Visiting Arrangements

Parents/carers may make arrangements to visit the school at any time, although it may be necessary to make an appointment to see a particular member of staff, Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher.  Please contact the school office.