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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. 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 January 2013 Ofsted rated us as good. They said our pupils make good progress overall because the majority of lessons have good teaching and some of it is outstanding. We were particularly pleased about the way they identified pupils as being proud of
their school and considerate of one another.

‘The school is well led. Senior staff has high aspirations for the school
and its pupils. They spare no effort in cultivating a harmonious atmosphere
that reflects the school’s Christian ideals.’ (Ofsted January 2013)

Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of myself as Headteacher, Mrs Williams the Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Craggs Assistant Head Teacher and Lead Teacher of the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage One.  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. Our latest SIAS Report in 2015 recognised this strength.

We achieved an OUTSTANDING grade in all 4 areas of the inspection. We are especially proud of our school, staff, pupils, parents and Governors.

SIAMS quotes ‘ 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.’ (SIAMS 2015)

As we are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School we have a wide range of stakeholders including the Governing Body, Local Authority, School Staff, Pupils and Parents. The Local Authority maintains us; however, the governing body is the Admissions Authority. 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 have achieved many awards including Investors in People, Healthy Schools Award and the Arts Mark of which we are very proud.

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