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Welcome to our school


We are located by the village of Kirkland, near Rowrah, 3 miles out of Frizington and 10 miles from Cockermouth, just off the main A5086 road.


Our rural school is surrounded by open countryside and beautiful views across to the Ennerdale hills, providing us with an inspirational environment for outdoor learning.  The school's outside area includes: a large field, sports pitch, climbing area and adventure playground.


Our school mission, 'to develop life long learning and appreciation of both individuality and partnership' is embedded across the school.  We offer a warm, welcoming, caring environment, often commented upon by visitors to the school, and our expectations of learning and behaviour are high.


Ofsted last visited us in December 2012 and commented

  • 'From an early age, pupils develop a real sense of belonging to the school community'
  • 'Pupils make good progress because their differing needs are well met'
  • 'Pupils behaviour is exemplary'
  • 'Staff respond quickly to individual pupils' needs'


Our curriculum is broad, balanced and carefully planned to meet the needs and interests of our children whilst deepening their knowledge and understanding of their own locality; a main feature of our work is the number of out-of-school opportunities we offer our pupils.


We are delighted that the school has now expanded its provision to nursery aged children and we offer wrap around care to all pupils from 7.30am to 5.15pm.


Our website is designed to provide you with all the information you need; however, if you would like to find out more, or come and visit us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Anne Francis (Headteacher)