About Us


Ireby Church of England Primary is a small, friendly and thriving village school on the northern border of the Lake District National Park. There has been a school in Ireby since 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. The school remains at the heart of the community – serving Ireby and neighbouring villages.


Ireby School caters for children aged 3-11 years, including Nursery provision. Our children are hardworking, enthusiastic and in end of Key Stage assessments, consistently achieve results which are above national expectations. Along with our strengths in the teaching of mathematics and English, we have a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which includes sport, outdoor education and music. The school benefits from its own minibus which is in regular use for educational visits and residentials in the locality and beyond. Our school feeds both The Nelson Thomlinson and Keswick Secondary Schools. 


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, Bunny Drive and car treasure hunt and suchlike. Follow our school on Twitter to see regular updates of what is happening (@IrebyCESchool).


If you would like to find out more about our fantastic and flourishing primary school, please book a visit either by telephone, email or by using the 'Contact' tab above.

Website: www.irebycofeschool.co.uk

Telephone: 016973 71367​

E-mail:  office@ireby.cumbria.sch.uk

Twitter: @IrebyCESchool