The South Lakes Federation is a high performing partnership of secondary schools, a special school, Kendal College and the University of Cumbria.  Through working together and by pooling our collective expertise and resources we are better able to meet the individual needs of all young people across the area.

We have a strong tradition of providing an excellent educational experience in each school, committed to the highest standards and the development of individual skills and talents.  The outstanding quality of education, the opportunities for young people and the commitment to teacher education across the partnership has led to the South Lakes Federation becoming one of the first Teaching School federations in the country.

Our intention is that...

By working together we will enhance the educational experience of young people in the South Lakes and increase their achievements.

Our aims are...

To improve the experience and outcomes of all learners in South Lakes schools and the college

To improve the experience and effectiveness of all staff leading and supporting learning

To build a climate of trust and cooperation within which the quality of education can be enhanced

It is a privilege to chair the South Lakes Federation of Schools for the academic year 2016-17

We now work with 6700 students, over 490 teachers and 275 other staff across the South Lakes and beyond.

Our achievement as a National Teaching School has also strengthened our ‘outward facing’ system leadership role.

William Bancroft - Chair