The Bishop Harvey Goodwin (VA) C of E Primary School

“Bonum Vincit Et Amor Dei” Good Wins Within the love of God

Headteachers Welcome

We are a safeguarding school”


Welcome from the Head Teacher Mrs Nuttall                                               

Welcome to The Bishop Harvey Goodwin Church of England Primary School. We are a happy, vibrant and caring learning community situated near to the historic city of Carlisle. We are in the parish of St John The Baptist, Upperby and are closely associated with St Herbert’s parish in Currock. Although Religious Education and Worship are distinctively Anglican we warmly welcome pupils from all denominations. We welcome families as well as children.


Our school was created as result of an effective amalgamation in 2002. We are fully committed to ensure that you and your child remain at the heart of our school so that they achieve their full potential in an enjoyable and secure environment.


During our recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018 we were rated Good in all areas. 

‘The school has spirit. There is a positive and caring culture. The headteacher and her deputy have high expectations and vow ‘not to give up’ on any pupil.’

‘Pupils make good progress across a range of subjects including English and mathematics as a result of high-quality teaching and rigorous assessment.’

‘The curriculum enriches pupils’ school experience by providing a wealth of academic and social opportunities. ‘


We also achieved OUTSTANDING in our SIAMS 2015 inspection.

‘ the school provides outstanding Christian care for children and their families with the result that pupils make excellent personal progress and achieve well.’


‘Values education and spiritual development across the whole school curriculum equips pupils with values, attitudes and skills for their lives, both while at their school and when they leave.’


Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of myself as Headteacher, Mrs Craggs who is the Deputy Headteacher.  As a school we really value the good relationships we form with parents and the way this positively impacts on the well-being of all our pupils.


We have achieved many awards including the Primary Quality Science Mark of which we are very proud. We are currently working towards the Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Quality Mark. 


Please take time to look at our website. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome or simply come and visit us.


Mrs S Nuttall
Head Teacher