St Bees Village School
Headteacher: Mrs E Sharp
St Bees Village School aims to promote a caring and stimulating environment where each child can reach their potential through a broadly based curriculum, which caters for the individual’s learning needs and interests. These challenging learning experiences will encourage the development of confidence and independence.
Here are some dates you may find useful:
Friday 12th February - Break up for half term
Monday 22nd February - Return after half term
Tuesday 23rd February - Infant parents' afternoon
Thursday 25th February - Junior parents' afternoon
REMEMBER - if you would like to look at a copy of the latest letter sent home, they are posted on the website. Click on the 'General information' link on the left, then select 'Newsletters'.
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.
Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and, where appropriate, dealt with through the appropriate channels.
St Bees Village Primary School is a Primary Mixed School of approximately 175 pupils aged 4 - 11, our Published Admission Number is 30 per year group.
The teaching is a mixture of individual tuition, group teaching and class teaching, so that the children may progress at their own speed having the opportunity to be involved in the direction of their own learning.
The School offers an ongoing general invitation to come to school. Educating your children is a joint process and we firmly believe that co-operation between school and home is vitally important. If possible, try to arrange a time to come to school and arrangements can be made for any teacher to give their individual attention.
In the Autumn and Spring Terms an invitation is extended to parents for a personal interview with your child’s teacher and view the work they have been doing. Towards the end of the Summer Term a written report on all children is sent home and parents, if they feel it necessary, can speak to the child’s teacher regarding any concerns.
We encourage parents to offer their help and expertise during classroom activities and workshops organised throughout the year.
A timetable for induction in September will be sent out to parents of new starters before the Summer holiday.
Parents of pupils of Reception age who are sending their children to St Bees Village School are invited to come to an introductory talk. During the evening there will be a chance to meet staff, view the school and the type of work that the children will do.
At the age of 11, children transfer to West Lakes Academy Egremont, Whitehaven School, St Benedicts School, Whitehaven, Cockermouth or Keswick School. This is based on parental choice. We have close links with all schools to make the transfer as smooth as possible.
How to find us|
Please see the map below. We can be accessed on foot by walking up School Lane (this is marked on the map as a road, but is really a footpath) from Main Street, or from Outrigg. For your safety, if you use the Outrigg entrance, we ask that you please use the footpath around the carpark.
To access the carpark from Main Street, turn up Outrigg and take the first turn on the left.
Please note that the carpark is very small and, to keep our children safe, is only for use by staff and visitors.
St Bees Village School takes e-safety very seriously. This applies to the whole school community including parents, staff and children. Please contact us if you would like copy of our full policy.