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.




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.