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
After running a number of very successful school expeditions to Norway, we are currently looking at the possibility of running another one in July 2016. Although now retired, we are delighted to announce that Andy Trull will be returning to lead the expedition if there is enough interest for it to run. It would run for two weeks at the end of the summer term next year.
On the expedition the students would take part in a range of activities including white water rafting, a walking expedition in the Jotenheim mountains, an overnight mountain bike trip to one of the biggest ice caps in Norway, exploration by Canadian canoe, the ascent of a number of Norwegian mountains and much more. We would be camping for the duration of the trip and cooking our own meals. This expedition is open to students currently in years 9 and 10 who are keen on outdoor adventure. It is not a sightseeing trip - students need to be up for the challenge. However, all previous expedition members have thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
At this stage in the planning, we are asking parents to indicate if their son/daughter is interested in participating in this trip. If there is enough interest then we will organise an initial meeting for parents to find out more about the trip.
We would be grateful if the reply slip could be returned by Friday 27th February 2015.
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.