Best schools in Cumbria
Cumbria is a beautiful place to move with your family, thanks to its spectacular nature spots, the rich variety of outdoor activities you can do and the delicious food. But the county is also famous for its great educational system, with plenty of primary and secondary schools rated as outstanding by national league tables. Here we’ve highlighted some of the best institutions within the area where you’ll be more than happy to send your children.
Skelton Primary is located in Penrith and aims at developing confident, capable learners in a caring community. It accommodates boys and girls aged up to 11 and is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. The school is at the heart of village life, meaning the pupils contribute to the wider community through the school council. Maths, English and reading, in particular, are impeccably taught.
North Lakes School
North Lakes School is situated in Penrith city centre and boasts a desirable location, close to three national parks. Pupils aged up to 11 can attend, and attendance is above average. Children are stimulated through a great variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as visits to Liverpool, sculpture parks and singing competitions.
This school promotes first and foremost a good relationship between the students and their teachers. Pupils whose English is not the first language are strongly supported, as well as pupils with SEN/ or disabilities to make sure everyone progress in the same way. Reading is one of the activities children enjoy the most, thanks to the expert subject knowledge of their teachers. The school accommodates around 200 pupils aged up to 7.
Crosby Ravensworth C of E School
Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, next door to Lake District, this school provides a warm and welcoming environment which contributes to pupils’ personal development. The teachers organise many different activities to encourage students’ independence and enhance their confidence, such as reading in church, sports competitions and speaking at conferences. With around 40 children aged up to 11, the school regularly ranks among the best in Cumbria.
Whether you live in the small market town of Brampton, have just moved to charming Ulverston or were born and bred in Windermere, Cumbria is a great place to live if you have children. Don’t miss our upcoming Meadow Hill development for a brilliant collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes.