St Cuthbert’s Church of England Primary School has served the community of Pateley Bridge for the past 100 years or more. The school has Voluntary controlled status giving it a dual role in the town. Its Church of England foundation enables the school to educate its pupils within a context of Christian values, enjoying all the benefits traditionally associated with highly successful, popular church schools. At the same time however its status ensures that it is also a Community school, welcoming all the children of Pateley Bridge and its surrounding area, of whatever faith or indeed none.
The school was inspected by OFSTED in July 2013. The inspection team wrote that St Cuthbert’s is,
“a school where pupils are proud of their school. Parents are unreservedly positive about their children’s attitudes towards school and say how much they enjoy their learning.”
The school aims for the highest academic standards and at the same time creates a wealth of opportunities for its pupils in an extended curriculum. Music, sport, theatre and outdoor education are integral parts of our programme.
“Pupils say they enjoy coming to school because they like their lessons, appreciate the huge range of clubs and visits and because everyone is friendly all the time.”
OFSTED July 2013
We understand that while parents clearly want their children to be academically successful and fully rounded individuals, they will also want them to be safe and happy. OFSTED concluded that,
“children say they feel safe and exceptionally well looked after.”
The school enjoys the privilege of being located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our links with schools both near and far enable us to share our natural advantages with others, but at the same time learn very important lessons from cultures very different from our own.
The children are organised into the following classes;
We also have a Nursery at St Cuthbert's.
Download a copy of the St Cuthbert's CE Primary School Prospectus (.pdf)