Goathland Primary School is an attractive school catering for children from age 4 to 11 years. Originally built at the beginning of the 1800's it was tastefully modernised and extended in the 1970's. The building is situated at the edge of the village of Goathland surrounded largely by beautiful moorland. There is a hard surfaced playground which is marked out for netball, a grass area and a small garden, which is usually tended by the children themselves.
Internally the school building comprises of two large classrooms and a shared area used as a Library and for Assemblies, and a kitchen. The children are taught in two classes by motivated and dedicated teachers, all of whom have high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement.