Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

Learning to live, Learning to shine.

Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

“Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16)

Our School

Our caring, vibrant school and nursery values everyone. Our amazing facilities, fantastic teachers and enriched curriculum help every child flourish

What is the context for our children?

Our large school is situated in a rural town in Cumbria with a unique set of characteristics (location, population and opportunities).  This unique set of characteristics provides so many rich opportunities for our children, but can also places a glass ceiling on where children set their expectations, ambitions and dreams.  In order for our children to embrace life in all its fullness, we have to provide them with the support, opportunity and teaching to ensure each and every child is able to embrace life and shine, not just within their current circumstances, but in the future and world beyond.

 What do we do for our children?

As a caring Christian school with a family ethos and committed teachers and support staff, we never lose focus on each and every one of our fantastic children.  As a large school, children learn through a rich curriculum and in our amazing facilities and outdoor learning spaces which gives every child access to a variety of memorable learning opportunities and experiences.  We include everyone and enable all children to build their future on embracing life in all its fullness, loving learning and a desire to shine.


Learning to live life in all its fullness

We embrace every child’s unique personality and know their future possibilities are endless. 

We build trust and encourage independence so all children are valued and value themselves with a strong sense of self-worth

We nurture each child and foster the desire to be the best version of themselves and have dreams and ambitions for the future.


 Learning to learn

We nurture academic habits through rich and varied learning experiences designed to engage all children and spark their imagination

Our positive relationships enable children to embrace challenge and develop high expectations of what they can achieve. 

We help children learn to learn and ensure the foundations of secure reading, writing and maths underpin all their learning.

Learning to shine our light

We help every child to find a pathway to their own interests and provide opportunities to explore this and the world around them. 

We highlight and nurture each child’s unique strengths, talents and characteristics and allow them to shine. 

We are proud of every child and our family enjoy celebrating individual and team achievements as well as the effort.


What are our agreed behaviours?

  • We are committed to being each others champion
  • Approach life positively and remove the glass ceiling of expectation
  • Explore the endless possibilities and search for a pathway

How will children leave our school?

Children leave our school as confident, well rounded young people who understand themselves, their community and the world we live in.  They will be ready to embrace life with the knowledge, skills, values and a love of learning that enables them to have the strength to shine in whatever they do.

 Learning to live life in all its fullness 

They will be open minded and independent young people who will be reflective and open to the challenges and delight that life brings.




Learning to learn 

They will be enthusiastic and self-motivated young people with the resourcefulness and resilience to work hard and have a desire to learn. 



Learning to shine our light

They will be confident young people excited by the future and with high aspirations for what can be achieved and the confidence to shine.