The current primary school at Topcliffe was opened in 1966. It is a Church of England and caters for mixed genders from years 1–6, and a playgroup. It has a student capacity of 114.  The school is within the catchment area of Thirsk School & Sixth Form College for secondary education.  The nearby Army Barracks operate a school primarily for Service personnel. It was opened in 1953.  Queen Mary's School is an independent day and boarding school for girls. Boys may attend up to age 7 (Year 2) and does not have a sixth form .