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 thriving community that promotes the highest levels of academic and personal achievement for our students.
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.
Our class sizes are small, all students are known to each other and to all the staff and everyone looks after each other.
All this makes Settlebeck School an excellent place to learn, both in and out of the classroom and our students achieve more than they, and sometimes their parents, ever thought possible.
Everyone matters at Settlebeck and everyone counts. All students, not just the favoured few, have chance to take part in a very wide range of events and activities, broadening their horizons and developing self-confidence.
Settlebeck students are very much valued at 16.Wwhen they move on to sixth-form study, college or employment they are pleasant, capable, well-educated and confident young people, well prepared to take the next steps in their educational journey.
We are very proud of our unique school and would be very happy to show you around it on a normal working day. Please contact school if you would like to come and see us in action.