Head teacher's welcome

 

Ireby Church of England School is a special place. 

 

Established in the 1700's,  the school moved to the present building in December 1881; the finance for which was put together by contributions from within the village and the surrounding district and, to this day, remains at the heart of our community, serving generations of families.

We place our Christian vision, 'Created to do Good' (Ephesians 2:10), at the heart of all our work and underpin it with traditional Christian values of friendship, hope, compassion, wisdom and service. In all our learning and play, we draw children back to our vision as we look to support them on their journey to becoming citizens who understand their purpose and can contribute to our society.

Our staff are wonderful. They are dedicated to our vision and care deeply about our children, each other and our community. They can be found at the start and end of every day, greeting children and speaking to parents. 

In terms of learning, in some respects, we are traditional, placing a value on hard work and commitment. Reading, writing and maths are a focus. We are also progressive. Every child in Key Stage 2 has their own laptop and, as a result, have fantastic computer skills which supports all areas of learning. We seamlessly communicate via Microsoft Teams which enables learning to take place in any given location.

Our curriculum is ambitious, structured and well planned. It is designed to support children to develop a deep understanding of all subject areas. We live in one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of England and we bring this in to our curriculum at every opportunity. We have a minibus - and we use it! You can find out more by clicking the curriculum tab above.

Links with our community are strong and we receive wonderful support. Our school holds a special place in the hearts of Ireby residents who demonstrate it on a regular basis.

We have a strong Parent and Teacher Association that run regular events throughout the year; linking with the local community. Annual events include the Christmas Fayre, sponsored walks, Duck Race and Egg Dump! Follow our school on Twitter to see regular updates of what is happening (@IrebyCESchool).

 

If you would like to find out more about our school we would be delighted to invite you here and show you around. Contact us by phone (016973 71367) or email (office@ireby.cumbria.sch.uk).

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Kindest regards

Michael John and the team at Ireby Church of England School.