AdmissionsIt is very important when choosing a school to look around and have the opportunity to ask questions which are important to you and your child. We warmly encourage such visits and parents/carers wishing to visit our schools are invited to contact our Federation Business Manager, Mrs Lumley who will be happy to arrange an appointment.

We welcome enquiries from families who are considering St Cuthbert's CE Primary School or Fountains Earth CE Primary as the school for their child between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

Should parents require transport from Pateley Bridge to Fountains Earth, Lofthouse we may be able to help. Please contact us.

To apply online for a primary school place, please visit the North Yorkshire County Council Website.

  • View a copy of the The Federation of Fountains Earth and St Cuthbert's Admissions Policy (.pdf)

For additional information please refer to the North Yorkshire county Council Admissions Policies page.



We have 13 nursery places in our early years class and children are eligible to join us once they turn 3 years of age. We endeavour to offer as much flexibility as possible offering full days, half days and breakfast and after school care should parents require this service.

Some children share their nursery provision with other providers and we work closely with these providers to ensure the best possible nursery experience for your child.

Our School nursery benefits from an experienced specialist Early Years Teacher who facilities high quality early years provision in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Nursery children benefit from learning alongside our reception children and because of this often progress in phonics, reading, communication and mathematical skills very quickly.

A visit to our Early Years setting is the ideal way to find out what we offer. 

Nursery Session Funding and Charges

Dependant on how you take your funding and which funding you are eligible there may be some charges for sessions at lunch time or you may wish to purchase extra sessions the charges for these sessions are:

•    am session (9.00 – 12.00) £10.00
•    pm session (1.00 – 3.30) £9.00
•    lunch time (12.00 – 1.00) £3.00

For details of nursery lunch prices and menu's please visit the School Meals section of this site.

If you require any further information or help with the process please do not hesitate to contact Ang Lumley, Business Manager in the school office.