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St Herbert's C of E Primary & Nursery School

St Herbert's School is a Church of England school committed to the Christian principles which permeate everything we do. We aim to offer the highest standards of teaching and learning for your children, enriched by a variety of extra-curricular activities, residential visits and creative arts experiences. We offer, in conjunction with the Children's Centre adjacent to the school, wrap-around-care from 7.45am at the Breakfast Club until 6pm at the Keswick Out-of-School Club.

Our employees strive for the very best for every child, and that means for their well-being, as well as for their learning. We value academic achievement and the fulfilling of every child's potential and also promise to provide an education which places equal emphasis on the personal, social, spiritual and physical development of every pupil in our care.

Finally, as the only primary and nursery school in Keswick, we take our role seriously, building and maintaining links with the local community in the town and beyond. We encourage you to come and experience what a welcoming, happy and exciting place St Herbert's is and invite you and your child to come and meet the staff and children.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr M Craig
Contact Position
017687 73017

Where to go

St Herbert's CE Primary & Nursery School
Trinity Way
CA12 4HZ

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0900 1200
Monday 1300 1520
Tuesday 0900 1200
Tuesday 1300 1520
Wednesday 0900 1200
Wednesday 1300 1520
Thursday 0900 1200
Thursday 1300 1520
Friday 0900 1200
Friday 1300 1520
Cater for Special Diets
Foreign Languages
Sleeping Area
After School Care
Meals / Refreshments
Public Liability Insurance
Before School Care
Visit & Outings
Disabled Access
Outdoor Playspace

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer


The SENCO will work closely with all staff to ensure children who may need additional or different support to that normally found within the classroom are identified as early as possible. The progress made by all children at this school is regularly monitored and reviewed. The school does not identify children as having special educational needs unless we are taking action that is additional to or different from that which goes on in the classroom as part of our regular differentiated approach.

Contact Name
Mr Richard Burford (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
017687 73017
Contact Email
St Herbert's CE Primary & Nursery School - Information - School Policies
St Herbert's CE Primary & Nursery School - Policy for SENS
St Herbert's CE Primary & Nursery School - SENS & Disability Info Report

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

School staff continually assess pupils. When staff have concerns regarding a pupil's progress discussions will take place between the class teacher and school SENCO and parents. An IPP (Individual pupil plan) could then be set up to address the pupil's learning needs. IPPs are reviewed termly between class teachers and parents.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Support is provided in a number of ways in addition to differentiated work within a normal class setting. Teaching assistants provide small group support both within class and by withdrawing pupils where appropriate. The SENCO also provides 1:1 and small group support to targeted groups of pupils.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

When planning the curriculum teachers take into account the different learning needs and learning styles of different pupils. A range of teaching strategies will be used including oral, visual and kinaesthetic approaches as well practical methods.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Pupil's progress is assessed on a regular basis and recorded on Target Tracker, a system which maps pupil progress and highlights areas of strength and weakness. Other assessments and measures of progress can also be made including reading and spelling assessments. Homework is set on a regular basis, particularly using the internet but also paper versions where necessary. Staff welcome parents to discuss pupil progress and parents evenings/ reports are carried out on a termly basis.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

All class teachers and other school staff are responsible for pupil's well being and parents can approach teachers or the head teacher if they have any concerns.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

The school has an experienced SENCO and well qualified teachers and teaching assistants. In addition the school has access to Educational Psychologists and Specialist Teachers in areas such as Autism, Speech, Language and Communication, Visual/ Hearing Impairment and severe learning difficulties.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

Staff have regular training on special needs issues. The SENCO has attended many courses relating to changes in SEN in the last 2 years including training on dyslexia and this knowledge is being cascaded to other staff.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

St Herbert's School provides a wide range of activities outside the clasroom, including the use of the extensive school grounds, visits to sites of local interest and also residential visits including Hawse End in Y4, Fellside in Y5 and London in Y6.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

School is a single storey building with level access suitable to wheelchairs including ramps to the playground where needed.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Close liaison takes place between school staff and staff from Keswick School when pupils are in Y6, and also between staff and staff from other schools when moves take place before Y6.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Head teacher, SENCO and school business manager meet to monitor and allocate special needs provision. The SENCO plans the special needs support timetable in liaison with class teachers and the head to ensure efficient use of teaching assistants time to best meet the identified needs of pupils. Regular monitoring of pupil needs and provision take place and changes made where needed to meet pupil's changing needs.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

Through liaison between SENCO, head and class teacher, and where appropriate support services such as Educational Psychologists, Specialist teachers etc.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents are always welcomed in to discuss their pupil's learning needs and support. Meetings are held to review IPPs termly and also when statements of special educational needs/ Education Health and care plans are being set up or reviewed. Parent consultations and/ or reports are provided termly but more informal arrangements can be made at any time through discussions with the class teacher or SENCO where appropriate.

Last updated: 08/09/2022
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