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Lorton Primary School

Lorton vale extends from Crummock Water to the North boundary of the parish; is flanked on the West by Low Fell and Whin Fell and on the East by Whiteside, Whinlatter, and Wythop fells; is well-wooded and beautifully picturesque; and contains a famous old yew tree immortalised by Wordsworth in his poem "Yew Trees".

Lorton School is a small rural school in the beautiful Vale of Lorton some four miles south of Cockermouth, and traditionally serves the villages of Buttermere, Loweswater, Lorton, Embleton and Wythop. There are currently 70 children on roll between the ages of 4 and 11.

The original schoolroom was built in 1859 with a second classroom being added in 1895. From then the teaching accommodation remained unchanged until 1997 when a small hall was constructed and, due to increasing numbers, an additional class-room was built in 1998. The now extensive facilities allow for flexibility in teaching methods and approaches as appropriate to the needs of individuals, small groups or whole classes.

Our aim at Lorton School is to create a stimulating learning environment through which all children will achieve success. Throughout your child’s education we will keep you up to date and informed of their development, but it is important to remember that you are welcome to see us at any time, particularly if you have any concerns or worries. We see the education of every child as being very much a partnership between home and school, so it is important to have good communication between teachers and parents.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Olivia Harrison
Contact Position
01900 85919 (Telephone & Fax)
Lorton Primary School

Where to go

Lorton Primary School
High Lorton
CA13 9UL

Local Offer


The aim of our school is to provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum for all the children in our care. Using the National Curriculum as our starting point we plan to meet the specific needs of each child, setting appropriate learning challenges, and responding to the diverse needs of the children.

Please click on the link below which will take you to detailed information on the school website.

Contact Name
Alison Fielding (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01900 85919
Contact Email
Lorton Primary School - Key Policies
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 05/04/2019
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