The school in Leavening also serves many other nearby villages. The start of school is busy time for Back Lane with the arrival of coaches, minibuses, taxis and cars all bringing in children. The school is an important part of village life. Apart from its educational function it also serves as a surrogate village hall. Many groups use the school in the evenings and it also plays host to annual events such as the Leavening Show.
Leavening Community Primary School is a group 1 Local Education Authority School administered by North Yorkshire County Council whose central offices are at Northallerton. The school, established in 1906 and extended in 1964, 2003 and 2007, takes in children of all abilities from 3 - 11 years of age. The catchment area includes the villages of Acklam, Leppington, Scrayingham, Howsham and Thixendale as well as Leavening. Our nursery operates five mornings a week with a creche one afternoon a week. The children enter school the term after their third birthday and move from nursery into full time school in September.