We celebrate children’s achievements and behaviour weekly in our Celebration Assembly.


Our Early Years Foundation Stage includes Nursery provision. We offer 30 hours of provision alongside the Reception class: 8.45 – 11.45, 11.45 – 2.45, with the option of staying for the final half hour until 3.15 for a small cost. Our teacher Miss Stewart is a supported by teaching assistant Mrs McCormick.

For further information, or to apply for a place in Nursery, please contact the school or refer the Cumbria County Council’s School Admissions Section ‘Applying for a Nursery Place’. In the event of our Nursery being over-subscribed, our usual Admissions Policy applies.

The school day begins at 8:50am each day with registration. Children can be dropped off from 8.45am each day either to the classroom door (EYFS and KS1) or left on the playground (KS2) where there will a member of staff supervising. There is a morning break from 10.30 – 10.45 for Nursery/Reception and KS1 and 11am until 11.15am for KS2. Lunchtime is between 12:15pm and 1:15pm. There is an afternoon break for Nursery/Reception and KS1 from 2:30pm—2:45pm.

The school day finishes at 3:20pm. Parents are asked to wait in the front playground and teachers will direct children to the adult who is collecting them.

For our children in Nursery we offer a flexible approach to provision where parents can select the hours they wish their child to attend. Please contact us to discuss the options available.

“Pupils are exceedingly keen to attend school and behave exceptionally well”

SIAMS Report March 2018.

We encourage good behaviour through praise and example. We celebrate children’s achievements and behaviour weekly in our Celebration Assembly and through the award of the Golden Jumper and Praise Certificates.

All children in school are placed into one of three houses. These are Bela, Hutton and Farleton (all significant places and people in the local area). Behaviour and work are rewarded with house points which earns a whole school reward to be chosen by the winning house each term.

Our behaviour ethos is displayed in each classroom and our children are familiar with the meaning of it and how it is shown within school.

At Beetham School we are:

loving and welcoming;

inquisitive and compassionate;

encouraging and celebrated.

We actively encourage good behaviour and attitudes, and discourage any unacceptable behaviour, bullying is not tolerated. High standards of behaviour and good manners are expected of everyone.