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Appleby Grammar School

Headteacher: Andrew Lund


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 472

Appleby Grammar School is set in a stunning rural location and is an academy with high standards and great ambition for all our students. We pride ourselves on our strong family and community ethos. Our curriculum is strong and well balanced, with plenty of choice. We are committed to developing every student's particular strengths in an environment in which they can thrive.

Cartmel Priory CE Secondary School

Headteacher: Dr Paul Williams


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 343

Cartmel Priory Church of England School is a school of which we are all justifiably proud. It has a committed and caring staff and is strongly supported by both its local primary schools and its parents. This enables us to quickly get to know our students and helps us to provide them with a supportive and caring environment from the moment they start school.

Dallam School

Headteacher: William Bancroft


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 958

An International Baccalaureate World School; Dallam is a mixed, comprehensive 11 to 19 school with state boarding and international language college status in the rural, southern fringes of the Lake District in the North of England.




John Ruskin School

Headteacher: Peter Blackburn


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 142

John Ruskin School is a fully comprehensive mixed 11 – 16 community school situated in beautiful surroundings. We provide education at the heart of the Lake District for the communities of Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale and Broughton.

Kirkbie Kendal School

Headteacher: Philip Hyman


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 877

Kirkbie Kendal School is a popular 11-18 mixed, non-denominational comprehensive school. We are fully committed to our core values of care, courtesy and consideration. We have a purposeful and friendly learning environment with high quality teaching. This enables us to meet our principal goals for students to be well-rounded young people with excellent examination results, and the skills to achieve and continue to thrive in their futures beyond school.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

Headteacher: Gary Hartley


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 378

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School is a unique school, with a positive ethos and a happy and purposeful atmosphere. Our ambition is quite simply to help every child in our care to achieve success whatever his or her individual abilities and talents might be.

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The Lakes School

Headteacher: Andy Cunningham


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 510

The Lakes School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive community school. We are situated in a corner of the UK which is unparalleled for its beauty, cultural opportunities and quality of life. The campus itself is set in close proximity to Lake Windermere and is surrounded by the Cumbrian fells.

Queen Elizabeth School

Headteacher: Chris Clarke


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 1394

Queen Elizabeth School has a fine tradition of “scholarship and care” dating back over 400 years, with its present popularity founded upon a broad and imaginative curriculum geared to individuals, excellent results, impressive standards of care and a reputation for a friendly, relaxed yet purposeful atmosphere.

Sandgate School

Headteacher: Daniel Hinton


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 66

Sandgate is a special school for children and young people between the ages of three and nineteen years of age. Some children join the school at three years old, or just before. Most will join us at a later stage in their education, perhaps at reception class, or at the start of secondary education, after attending a primary school, or at any other point when parents and professionals feel that Sandgate would be the right place for their child.

All will have an Education, Health and Care Plan, and admissions are determined by the Local Authority. Older pupils, currently from year 10 to the end of our 6th form, are educated by our staff in specialist facilities, co-located at the Queen Katherine School in Kendal, and this is due to be extended to our year 8/9 pupils from Easter 2018.


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Settlebeck School

Headteacher: Sarah Campbell


Numbers on roll @ September 2016: 171

Settlebeck School is a very small fully comprehensive 11-16 mixed school, in Sedbergh, serving a wide rural area from Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, to the town of Kendal and many villages and hamlets in between. We are a thriving community that promotes the highest levels of academic and personal achievement for our students.

Kendal College

Principal: Graham Wilkinson


Kendal College is a further education college situated in Kendal on the edge of the Lake District National Park and is the leading training provider in the South Lakes. The College specialises in Further and Higher Education, as well as training for businesses at all levels, including apprenticeships and NVQ training, sales, marketing, management, finance and business training.

University of Cumbria


Formed in 2007, the University of Cumbria has a 150-year history through its legacy institutions. With a strong academic reputation in education, healthcare and visual and performing arts, the university has also introduced a suite of science programmes, supported by a £1.5m investment.

Friendly and compact campus communities foster supportive learning environments and award-winning student support generates student satisfaction. The university prides itself on its career-focused degrees - six months after graduating, 97% of students find employment or continue to further studies.

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