Highly personalised learning programs for all groups of students including the most able ensure they make good progress, reach above average standards and achieve well.
Students’ behaviour is excellent, both in the classroom and around the school. They have extremely positive attitudes to learning and work very hard. Students say how very safe they feel in the school.
The students are at the heart of everything this school undertakes. Each student’s abilities, ambitions and needs are known by every adult who works here
The school has benefited substantially from the experience, vision and drive of the current headteacher
Settlebeck School is a very small fully comprehensive 11-16 mixed school, in Sedbergh, serving a wide rural area from Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, to the town of Kendal and many villages and hamlets in between.
We are a High Performing Technology and Science School, a member of the Rural Academy and also of the South Lakes Federation, all of which provide extensive opportunities for our students and staff, within and beyond Settlebeck School itself.
We were judged to be Good with many Outstanding features in our most recent inspection. This reflects the high academic standards our students achieve, the excellent specialist teaching from highly qualified and experienced staff, but also the individual knowledge we have of each of our students and the support and care that we can provide as a result. Our students achieve excellent exam results, which puts us consistently in the top few comprehensive schools in Cumbria.
We are delighted to be involved in the Shakespeare Schools Festivalwhich is the U.K.'s largest youth drama festival, with over 1,000 schools taking part and offering 35,000 young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to perform on 130 professional stages across the U.K.
As part of the festival, students from Settlebeck will be performing an abridged version of Shakespeare's most popular comedy, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal on Wednesday 15th October 2014. The performance will begin at 7p.m. and finish at approximately 9.30 p.m.
Tickets can be booked through school (details are given in a letter given to the students) or the Brewery Arts Centre box office on 01539 725133.
We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the achievements of our students in a wonderful evening of entertainment.