Borrowdale CE Primary School
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Welcome to Borrowdale School

As the headteacher of Borrowdale School, I could not be more proud of everything that goes on in our school. I am convinced that Borrowdale School is truly unique in many ways. Every day I witness great quality of teaching through exciting activities, the dedication of the staff, and the consequential engagement in learning of all the children.


Our uniqueness is a great source of pride and we defend it to the hilt. Everything we do in school is built on common sense, expecting the highest standards of manners and behaviour and focussing on our pupils' wellbeing, attitude to learning and academic progress and achievement. We believe that learning and spending time at school should be fun and memorable. We enjoy learning in our amazing outside environment and have a well-established outside learning programme and lots of outdoor field trips.


Staff, supported by a committed team of governors, work very hard to deliver a rich and exciting curriculum that is rooted in quality texts and uses endless opportunities for meaningful, first-hand learning and exploration.


The typical class size here at Borrowdale is around 10 pupils per class and we provide excellent staffing ratios in each class. This means that we get to know every pupil inside-out which helps us to support pupils on their individual learning journey - not just academic, but also social and emotional, alongside character development traits, to ensure that each child is fulfilling their potential.


Hopefully this website will give you a flavour of our school and you will find whatever you are looking for. Come and visit the school to find out more, to see us in action and to meet our staff and children. A call to the school office on 017687 77686 is all that is needed to arrange this. We would look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful relationship with all our (new) children and families.


Ralf Smits



"Parents were overwhelmingly positive about the school; 100% would recommend the school to others." Ofsted Sep 2018