As our family of schools continue to tackle the challenges that Covid-19 presents to our children's education we will continue to update this page with useful information and links.
Monday, 28th June 2021We've never been away but we are now back in our office!
Today our central team were able to return to our office in Penrith for the first time since December 2020!
We are excited to be back together as a central team before the end of term - although we haven't been in the office we have always been working to help support our schools and enable them to provide the best education for their communities.
We thank our schools for their support and patience while we were working from home.
Thursday, 3rd September 2020As our Schools re-open to all students after this unprecedented period find out about what we've put in place across the Trust to keep all of our pupils, staff, volunteers and wider communities safe.
Today marks the first day since March that all of our schools have been fully re-opened!
In March our schools and Central Office closed their doors and moved to a new way of working; providing education online and through correspondence with administration and support staff working from home.
Today - we are back!
Back at school across our Trust, from Ambleside to Whitfield and back in the office in Penrith!
To ensure a safe return we have Risk Assessments in place at each school and at our office. You can see the Risk Assessment for the Central Trust office here on our site (look under News and Coronavirus updates) and for each of our schools on their websites.
Now that we are back together we can't wait to bring you more news from across the Trust.
We are pleased to say that our office is now open Tuesday - Friday until the end of term.
Please see our Contact Us page for more details.
Tuesday, 14th April 2020Following the Easter break, all of our schools remain closed.
Though all schools continue to be asked by the government to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
As a result, we have engaged with the Local Authority initiative to provide care for the small number of children who require it, through 'School Hubs' wherever possible. School Hubs are schools which are providing care for children who would normally go to other local schools, with a rota of staff from all schools involved with the hub. Please contact the school your child normally attends for more information, if your child(ren) qualify for care at school during the current lockdown and school closures.
Monday, 6th April 2020All of our schools are now closed for the Easter Holidays
However, our schools in Cumbria have worked with the Local Authority to ensure that provision is available to children who are vulnerable or whose parents are Key Workers and cannot be safely cared for at home. Please contact your school for further details.
To find out more about the status of your school please check their social media feeds and websites for updates, details below:
- Ambleside CE Primary School: @ACE_Primary - Facebook
- Braithwaite CE School: @braithwaite_sch - Facebook
- Dean CE School: @DeanCESchool
- Gilsland CE Primary School: @GilslandOf - Facebook
- Lazonby CE School: @LazonbySchool - Facebook
- Lorton School: @lortonschool - Facebook
- Whitfield CE Primary School: @WhitfieldCofE - Facebook
- Wreay CE School: @WreayPrimarySch - Facebook
Tuesday, 24th March 2020With restrictions on movement now in place the central Trust staff team are working from home.
This means that no one will be available to answer the telephone, however if you need to speak to a member of staff please send us your contact details via email, as detailed in the information below, and we will endeavour to call you back.
Please note that all the staff team work part time so might not respond immediately. Please be patient.
If you are a supplier:
We are asking all the suppliers to our Trust schools to send any invoices, statements etc electronically to the either of the following email addresses for processing and payment:
If you are a member of staff:
Please contact us via the email address:
Monday, 23rd March 2020Our schools are now closed.
Our schools will provide care for the children of Key Workers ONLY when alternative arrangements are impossible and where safe staffing levels can be reached and maintained.
The Trust board would like to express their gratitude to the staff at each of our schools for their dedication and hard work in navigating the complexities of this unique situation. The board will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as appropriate.
Thursday, 19th March 2020Our Board of Directors are conducting today's scheduled board meeting by Skype
Our focus will be providing practical support to our schools and their communities to prepare for the coming weeks and a new way of working. An update will be made in due course.