We are a Fairtrade school. Our active Fairtrade steering group continue to promote Fairtrade in our school and the local community, through the many activities and initiatives they devise and deliver, or take part in. Fairtrade is embedded across the curriculum in many subject areas and across the Key Stages, and Fairtrade Foundation assessors have described our work as, ‘amongst the best we have seen.’


Our primary motivation for this work comes from our Christian faith, and from Christ’s mandate to serve him, by serving the least of his brothers and sisters. In other words, as a legitimate example of the work for social justice, Fairtrade is a vehicle by which we, as a Christian community, ensure we strive to uphold the equal dignity of, and come to the aid of, those most in need in our world.



Catholic Teaching Alliance



The Catholic Teaching Alliance is underpinned by a shared passion to train and develop outstanding and inspirational teachers who are highly employable and dedicated professionals, and who appreciate the distinct nature of working as part of a Catholic community. The Catholic Teaching Alliance is committed to working collaboratively with all of our partners in order to achieve our vision and to build a reputation as an outstanding provider.



Closing the Word Gap



‘We’re proud to be a Word Gap Partner School in association with Oxford University Press. We’re committed to closing the word gap and improving children’s vocabulary and wider life chances. To find out more about the word gap, visit



West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance



The West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance has a remit that covers all ages and phases, from age 4 to 19, including a Special School.

As a Teaching School Alliance they are committed to:

  • Engaging in an innovative and collaborative approach to develop outstanding future educators and leaders
  • Having a shared responsibility for the outcome of all learners
  • Succession planning that systematically manages the talent within the Alliance to bring through the next generation of Head teachers, Senior and Middle Leaders for all schools
  • Identifying strengths in the current Alliance and developing and sharing best practice
  • Having a shared moral purpose to work together to improve teaching and learning
  • Engaging in research and development that underpins all aspects of the Alliance work.