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Education in Cottingley began in about 1816. The children of the village were taught to read and write on Sundays in a small chamber, but this proving inconvenient, in summer a barn was taken for the purpose, and in the winter the parlour of Mrs. Stanley. After some time, however, a blacksmith's shop was procured. It was also used for divine worship by different sections, and for a day school when the village could support a master.
(William Cudworth - Round About Bradford - 1876)

In 1865 the school continued in the newly built Cottingley Town Hall until the purpose built Nursery and Junior School on School Street was built in 1933 by Local Government.

Education Facilities

Cottingley Village Primary School Cottingley First School

Records 1883-1980, comprising of log books 1883-1980 and centenary souvenir brochure 1915 are sited at West Yorkshire Archive Service Ref No. 66D99

This school was demolished in 2002 following the move to Cottingley Moor Road.

Cottingley Village Primary School Stoney Lea Middle School

Cottingley Moor Road
01274 567545

Samuel Lister Academy Aire Valley School/Nab Wood Grammar School

Cottingley New Road
01274 567281

Moor Side Training IT Training

12 Woolgate,
Cottingley Business Park
01274 511811

Cottingley Pre-School Playgroup

Meets at Cottingley Town Hall,
Main Street,
07940 594728

A friendly, loving and caring environment where children learn through play. There are vacancies for children aged 2 to 5 years, Monday through to Friday. Children over 3 are entitled to a Nursery Grant and may be eligible for 5 free places. Go along, see for yourself, find out more about this 26 place Pre-school with good OFSTED results. "Behaviour is Good - Staff are kind and encouraging helping children to grow in confidence and feel valued. The managers and staff know the children well, they plan a wide range of challenging and exciting play opportunities" Visits from parents/carers and children are welcome.

Kiddi-crèche Day Nursery

Cottingley New Road
01274 510988
marie AT

Football coaching for 5-11 year olds (Boys and Girls)

Mark Senior is aiming to promote a new junior football club, with coaching sessions being held at Bingley Grammar School every saturday morning for boys and girls aged 5-11. Interested parties can visit the web site above for further information.