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Alwoodley Goats


Dear Parent or Carer,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of how the exciting addition of goats at our school is developing. So far, we have raised nearly £1000 towards our new goats and this will help so much in ensuring that they have a happy, safe and comfortable environment when they arrive in April.  We are keeping the option open to donate via ParentPay because of the ongoing costs linked to the goats. If you can donate please visit and locate the Alwoodley Primary School Goats item.


The goats will have a spacious area to roam which will be located by the new Reception playground area. We have been liaising with various companies who will be renovating the site over the next 3 months ready for when our goats arrive. This will include a warm shelter, food storage areas, inner pen and outer pen so that the children can safely ‘say hello’ to the goats whilst at school.


A huge thanks to three of our parents - Amarpall, Ioana and Haider - who gave up their time during the February half term break and helped to clear out the enclosure area ahead of our goats arriving. They worked really hard and thoroughly deserved their drink and treat at the local bakery afterwards!






Our goat compound is now taking shape nicely! We have a large concrete area which has been laid by Ben Marshall (Marshalls Builders) who is a parent of children at our school. Huge thanks Ben! 


We now have a safe and secure area for out goats to live and play in when they arrive in May! Our newly built enclosure looks great! Here is one of our Y3 children, Evie Lawson, who is volunteering to help feed and look after our goats showing it off.....



Our Goats


Our goats are being born and cared for as we speak at Brow Top Farm in Harrogate. During their first few months they will be expertly cared for at the farm before being handed over to us officially in April. We are so excited and can't wait to meet them!


We will be looking for a core team of volunteers to help care and feed our goats over the holiday periods and the school will be in touch to organise this soon. If you are willing to help please contact Jess Hill at school asap!


We are yet to name our three goats so, when the decision is finally made, we will let our school community know! If you have any suggestions please contact school via


More information soon!

Our goats

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These are two of our goats finding their feet at their farm.