We are lucky to have an extensive outdoor area, including tarmac playgrounds, an early-years area, adventure playground, large field and a fantastic wildlife/forest schools area with its own small wood, pond and stream. We also make use of the adjacent Village Hall and community tennis court.
The school is currently organised into 4 classes:
Class 1 and 2(click to visit) (Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1: ages 4-7),
Class 3(click to visit) (Years 3 and 4: ages 7-9) and
Class 4(click to visit) (Years 5 and 6: ages 9-11).
Small teaching groups enable us to know every one of our pupils and their unique needs well so that we can give them real individual attention and quality personalised learning. This helps us to achieve excellent value-added results and outcomes. Ofsted judges our teaching outstanding and our assessment systems exceptional.
Our school is currently rated top of the local Kendal schools for attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths (KS2 results, 2016) and rates very highly compared to National figures. Click HERE to see our 2017 KS2 results and the School Performance Tables.
In 2015, along with 7 other schools, we came 1st nationally when our pupil results were compared to similar schools across the country. In 2016 (pupils assessed using the new, more challenging national curriculum and test), we came 5th nationally.
In conjunction with the adjacent Old Hutton Pre-School, we offer first-class schooling for children from age 2-11 years.
Our excellent Wrap-Around Care (Breakfast and After-School Clubs, plus a wide variety of extra-curricular activities available throughout the year) also enables us to meet the daily needs of busy families.
Follow this link to meet our talented, experienced staff team, which is led by head teacher Andrea Walker, who was designated in February 2015 as an LLE (Local Leader in Education) and in Jly 2017 as a National Leader of Education (NLE)
To find out more about us, see our Prospectus and the latest Ofsted reports via the links at the bottom of each page. You can also read some of our Policies and useful documents on the Policy and Information page. Visit the Children’s page for more information just for kids! You can also see some of the fun things we get up to by following our Facebooklink (top left on every page) and on our Gallery page.
Welcome to our School . . . .
Our outstanding school is in a lovely rural setting and has a mixture of modernized older buildings and newer additions. We have 4 well-equipped, spacious classrooms, including excellent ICT facilities, Wi-fi access, a purpose-built library, cloakrooms, offices and staff room.
We are a very proud to be a
National Support School
We gained this designation in July 2017, in recognition of our outstanding achievements in school and of the quality of support we provide to other schools.
Our head teacher (as NLE, advisor and professional partner) together with our experienced staff team, spend some time each week supporting other heads and schools.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about this important aspect of our work.