Welcome to Bewcastle Primary School. Our school is small and friendly - we currently have 16 pupils on roll and 2 pupils in our nursery class.

We are situated near the Scottish border, with open country all around. We have excellent facilities, with a well-maintained building, extensive grounds and our own community swimming pool, which is open throughout the summer. Please explore our website to find out more about our unique school - or come and visit us - we would be delighted to show you around.

If there is anything that you would like to see on our website, please email us at admin@bewcastle.cumbria.sch.uk or phone 016977 48662 with your suggestions. Our aim is to be an up to date source of information for the whole local community.

School Ethos and Values

Bewcastle school is unique. Our motto is 'Successful learning in a happy environment'. We aim to deliver a high quality education for all our children, within a nurturing and relaxed setting. Children have freedom to explore our extensive outdoor space and, in the summer months, use our swimming pool on a daily basis. We have a large sandpit, outdoor toys, including bikes and scooters, a wildlife area, a poly tunnel for growing vegetables and space to play, run and build dens with friends.

Our teaching staff are highly experienced and we work in a professional team with our teaching assistants and visiting teachers. We have particular expertise in teaching children in mixed age classes, with the challenges and opportunities that this brings. We currently have an expert  P.E. teacher who regularly works in school.

We have an 'open door' policy for parents and visitors and have regular community lunches and coffee mornings where everyone can join us. The parish vicar leads collective worship fortnightly and we have a committed governing body who work closely with the headteacher and other senior leaders to plan for the future and develop our school community.

If you would like to visit us, please phone us on 016977 48662. You would be very welcome.


By Connor (Year 6)

Welcome to our school. We have only a small community but a friendly heart warming school with a lovely working environment. We have a school bus in a morning to get to our school and we arrive in a morning and come in for register. We normally have reading, writing and maths (in the morning) .We have two breaks. No matter whatever age we have something for you. We have a brilliant time playing tag and football. All the kids enjoy breaks because it’s a time to get fresh air and play with your kind friends. In the afternoon we have topic and have a story and school ends at 3.15.