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Penny Bridge CE Academy

Penny Bridge C.E. Academy delivers primary education to children in the 4 to 11 years age group. There are six  classrooms, additional small learning areas for 1-1 support and small groups  and a wonderful spacious sports hall. Outside there are extensive grounds with outstanding views of the Greenodd Estuary, the Crake Valley and Coniston Fells. 

Our outdoor environment is quite spectacular with 2 separate tarmac play areas, a climbing frame, twigloo (outdoor classroom), a wild area and an allotment, slide and the new addition of a bird hide. We have strong links with Penny Bridge Nursery which is situated in the school grounds. We have excellent relationships with the nursery as taster sessions commence from January onwards.  

Over the last year we have improved the school buildings significantly, updating all of the toilet facilities and additional classrooms. As a Church of England Aided School strong links are established with Egton–cum–Newland Parish Church and community. A lively Christian outlook is encouraged and the children follow agreed Christian values each half term.

We are a happy, well motivated and hard working staff who provide a fun, stimulating and nurturing environment in which every child can succeed and fulfil their potential. Our school is well resourced and offers extensive outdoor and indoor learning environments which allows us to provide enriching learning opportunities beyond the classroom.  We inspire all our children to develop their self-confidence and independence whilst ensuring they are respectful to everyone in our school community and in the wider world.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jill Armstrong
Contact Position
01229 861307 
Penny Bridge Church of England Academy

Where to go

Penny Bridge Church of England Academy
Main Street
LA12 7RQ

Local Offer


Penny Bridge CE Academy values all children’s unique talents and gifts. We are fully inclusive and believe all children develop differently with some requiring support to help them grow. Penny Bridge CE Academy ensures that the needs of all pupils are met enabling them to achieve success. All our staff work alongside the Head teacher and SENCO to support the children so that they reach their full potential. Parents play a vital role in this process and we work together in partnership with them throughout their child’s time in our school. We also value the importance of ensuring the children’s voices are listened to and valued. Teaching and resources are matched to the individual needs of each child, work is differentiated to enable them to fully access and enjoy the curriculum. We want all children to feel proud of their achievements. 

The Governing body of Penny Bridge CE Academy monitor and evaluate the work in school. The Head reports to the Governors on the progress of all children and specific SEND reports are written by the SENCo. The Governors work to ensure that the school is accessible to all. Identification of SEND Early identification of special educational needs is vital. Our in-school procedures allow teachers to be alerted to any particular difficulties experienced by children. This is an ongoing process. Staff are available to speak to parents who have any questions or need support. 

The Head, SENCo and our  counsellor provide extra emotional support where needed. We have appointed STAs in school with area of specialism such as leading nurture groups, dyslexia support, reading intervention and dyscalculia. We liaise effectively with our nursery and carry out a high quality transition for life in a new setting. Ofsted graded our school as outstanding for behaviour. Children are clear of our expectations and boundaries. This helps all our children to feel safe and supports their well being. High levels of behaviour are achieved through a range of strategies. Parental contribution and support is crucial in maintaining these standards. 

Training and working with other professionals All staff receive regular training in areas such as Autism, safeguarding, first aid, attachment, dyslexia and communication. We have access to school health, Educational psychology, early years support, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, behaviour team and social care. Our building is wheel chair accessible and has a disabled toilet.





Contact Name
Jill Armstrong (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01229 861307
Contact Email
SEND Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Last updated: 11/05/2020
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