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
As part of the check on quality and standards in local secondary schools, officers and headteachers of the South Lakes Federation schools regularly visit and inspect the Federation schools.
Thursday 17th September, it was Settlebeck’s turn. Two headteachers and the Director of Quality and Development from the South Lakes Federation had a tour of the school, went into lessons, had a look at the various classes’ work and books and asked a range of questions. They then met with Settlebeck’s headteacher, Judith Greene, to discuss the school’s exam results, and the progress students in each year group and each subject are making.
Ofsted inspectors grade schools in four areas of the school’s work, and then give an overall grade. These same grades are used in the South Lakes Federation peer reviews.
There are four grades ; 4 = inadequate, 3 = requires improvement, 2 = good, and 1 = outstanding.
Settlebeck was judged as follows:
Student Achievement = 1
Teaching = 1
Student Behaviour and Safety = 1
Leadership and Management = 1
Overall Effectiveness = 1
So Settlebeck is considered to be an Outstanding school under the latest Ofsted framework.
Judith Greene, Headteacher
Once again, students at Settlebeck have exceeded the highest targets the government set for the school, putting us in the top 25% of all similar schools.
Year 11, number of A*-G GCSE grades, including Additional Maths (BTEC Outdoor Education results still to come):
C.Banner 9, A.Brewer 9, S.Coates 3, M.Dean 7, W.Ellison 5, L.Greenland 7, A.Haigh 15, A.Hall 9, G.Hinson 12, R.Hunter 9, A.Inman 11, A.Jennings 6, C.Knight 3, G.Lindsey 14, E.Lomax 13, E.Macdonald 12, M.Macdonald 2, J.Martin 8, L.Mason 6, P.Milligan 3, S.O'Neill 11, A.Ross 12, P.Shaw 8, O.Simpson 7, B.Smith 7, J.Southern 9, E.Speight 4, J.Willis 10, K.Woof 9, J.Wren 6.
Settlebeck School is pleased to be engaged in a developing partnership with Howgill Harriers with many of our students active members of the club. If you are interested in joining a friendly running club please click on the link below to access their website.
It is now possible to train to be a Teacher in South Cumbria. For information please click of the following downloads (PDF)