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Grayrigg C of E School 

We are proud to be able to offer all the benefits of a small rural school only a few minutes drive from Kendal. With a stunning setting and immediate access to the beautiful local countryside, Grayrigg is the perfect beginning of a child’s educational journey.

We aim to “Inspire children to reach further than they ever thought they could”. This applies to all areas of the school curriculum. Small numbers enable the teachers to know each individual child’s needs, talents and personality, ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. Every child is able to participate in every activity, enabling them to discover skills and talents they never knew they had!

Children can start in their pre-school year where they mix with reception children. All children  have the advantage of being taught in composite classes (two year groups together. This enables them to access learning at a variety of levels. Children settle in quickly and make good progress. Mixed age classes ensure that children are never pigeon-holed in a role. We can ensure that your child will be taught at their own individual level. They will always be challenged and supported to: 

  • Believe in themselves
  • Treat each other with kindness and respect
  • Persevere in all that they do

 Children in early years are taught through the Early Year Foundation Stage Curriculum and move onto the National Curriculum in year 1 or when ready. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kirsty Cooper
Contact Position
01539 824676 
01539 824676 
Grayrigg C of E School

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Grayrigg CofE School

Local Offer


Grayrigg C.E. Primary School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning.

These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs. Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.

Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties that call for special provision to be made. All children may have special needs at some time in their lives. Teachers use a range of strategies to meet children’s special educational needs and pride themselves on meeting the needs of all learners. The Ethos is one where all children can feel successful with a shared understanding of learning as hard (the wobble), messy (lots of mistakes) and needing firm foundations.

Contact Name
Emma Littlewood (SENDCo)
Contact Telephone
01539 824676
Contact Email
SEN Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Last updated: 13/05/2021
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