Learning Overview

Leaders have designed a broad and ambitious curriculum for all pupils, including those with SEND.

Learning Overview

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.

Our curriculum begins with children working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Following this the curriculum is organised so that any child can work through the National Curriculum, revisiting areas when needing reinforcement and building on skills and knowledge already attained. We have long recognised the need for a broad and balanced curriculum. Staff have developed whole school programmes to ensure continuity and progression for all children attending school. This is reviewed regularly to ensure that it continues to serve the needs of all children growing in the 21st century.

The curriculum follows a two-year cycle in EYFS and Key Stage 1 and a combination of two- and four-year cycles in Key Stage 2 depending on the curriculum subject area.

Various teaching methods are used to deliver the curriculum in the most effective and appropriate way. We place a high value on meaningful first-hand experiences, and endeavour to incorporate practical activities, visits off site, and visitors into school to enrich our learning.


Class Organisation

Our school is currently organised into 4 classes in a morning and three in an afternoon. Classes are organised into Nursery and Reception, Years 1 and 2 and Key Stage 2. During each morning Key Stage 2 are taught as two classes – Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. Each class is taught by a qualified teacher and supported by a variety of other adults throughout the week including Teaching Assistants and specialist coaches.