Skip to main content

St Bees Village Primary School 

St Bees Village Primary School is in an award winning village on the beautiful West coast of Cumbria. We have grown over the years and now have upwards of 180 children. We have seven classes from Reception up to Year 6. The school also has a Breakfast and Afterschool club so we can offer wrap around care. In the adjacent building there is our Pre-School which allows the children in our care a smooth transition into school. We can meet the needs of children with a wide range of different abilities in a happy, nurturing environment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Emma Sharp
Contact Position
01946 822392 (Phone)
01946 823832 (Fax)
St Bees Village School

Where to go

St Bees Village Primary School
Main Street
St. Bees
CA27 0AA

Other Details


Other notes

We also offer Breakfast Club from 7.30 a.m. where children are served breakfast and then take part in various fun activities until school begins. We can then provide after-school care where the children receive a snack tea and participate in out and indoor play activities.

Our school also offers a range of after-school clubs aimed at a variety of age ranges. Sports, arts, film, drama and dance are a few of the many choices we provide.

We can cater for children with additional needs. The school SENCO can be contacted at:

Local Offer


St Bees Village Primary School's Local Offer and SEND Policy can be found on our school website. 

Contact Name
Sheila Hansen (Year 6 teacher & SENDCo)
Contact Telephone
01946 822392
Contact Email
St Bees Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)

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?

Teachers use continuous monitoring and assessment and would speak to the school SEND coordinator, Sheila Hansen, if they felt a child needed additional support or assessment from outside agencies. The school maintain close links with parents who can also speak to the SEND coordinator and request a referral to outside agencies. No action would be taken without full parental knowledge and permission.

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

The school may put additional Teaching Support into a class where there are children with specific needs if possible. The SEND coordinator will liaise between outside agencies and request input from Specialist Advisory Teachers, Educational Psychologists or Occupational Therapists where necessary. 

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

Teachers will differentiate to match the needs of every child in their care. Some children may be supported during Maths and English lessons with small group or paired support with a HLTA to meet specific objectives or revise concepts where necessary. 

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?

There will be close liaison between class teachers, the SEND Coordinator and parents, parents would be invited to any meetings with outside agencies. Parents will be advised how they can follow up strategies taught in school that they can reinforce at home. Children will be assessed and monitored at regular intervals, parents will be informed of their progress at Parent Meetings which are held throughout the year or they can make an appointment to speak with the class teacher at anytime.

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

Nurture/support groups operate to meet the specific needs of children who require more than just academic support. These sessions run throughout the year with different children accessing the groups where necessary for short or longer periods of time.

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

Educational Psychologists, Specialist Advisory Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists can all be accessed through various outside agencies. Staff at school have training in a variety of areas of special need.

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

Dyslexia, Autism, Turn About training. Attachment, Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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

School will endeavour to ensure all activities are inclusive and can be accessed by all at some level.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

The building does have a series of steps in order to access the building and there are steps within the school.  

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?

St Bees primary School has links to many of the secondary feeder schools and transition packages are put into place for any children with special needs.

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

Throughout the year the allocation of resources are assessed to ensure the best provision possible throughout the school. Every child's needs are taken into account and resources are put in place accordingly.

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

Advice is taken from teachers, outside agencies and the LA to ensure the correct support is allocated to allow each child to reach their full potential.

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

Parents can be involved with school activities such as Art and Craft Workshops, held on a weekly basis, sporting activities, school visits etc. Some parents come in to hear readers, bake or get involved with the Village School Association which hold fund raising activities and organise and run the village yearly fete.

Last updated: 01/02/2021
Back to top