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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:58:15 +0000

Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:58:15 +0000

 



Windermere School crowned best for IB programme

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:41:51 +0000

THE LAKE District's only independent school has been named in Sunday Times as the International Baccalaureate (IB) School of of the Year.



Pupils reach last six of national Rolls Royce science competition

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:30:21 +0000

YOUNG scientists at Settle C of E Primary School are celebrating after reaching the finals of a national schools competition.



Record-breaking rainfall recorded

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:05:21 +0000

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University’s Hazelrigg weather monitoring station have recorded record-breaking 24 hour rainfall levels.



South Lakes students learn of death camp horror

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:24:00 +0000

HARROWING details of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps of World War 2 were revealed to a group of South Lakes students during a three-day trip to Poland.



Heron Hill and Stramongate primary pupils join in ‘pollinators’ project

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:48:00 +0100

CHILDREN from five schools and community groups have planted 6,000 wildflowers as part of the Kendal Pollinator Project during September.



Prize for talented Kirkbie Kendal School business student

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:07:38 +0100

LAMONT Pridmore has recognised the dedication of a talented business student at Kirkbie Kendal school.



Lakes School celebrates its pupils' achievements

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:34:00 +0100

ACADEMIC and sporting achievements were celebrated at the annual prizegiving evening at the Lakes School



Lancaster University in the 'top 5' for student satisfaction

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:06:11 +0100

Ninety-one per cent of Lancaster University students are satisfied with their course - seven per cent higher than the national average of 84 per cent - according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.



PICTURE GALLERY: 32 photos from local schools' prom nights

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0100

WITH exams over and the school term coming to a close for the summer holidays, plenty of schools are celebrating their students' successes with prom nights.



Windermere School student wins national sailing championship

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:29:18 +0100

A STUDENT from Windermere School has become a national sailing champion following his victory in the RS Feva Inland Championships, held at Draycote Water Sailing Club in Warwickshire.



New head appointed by South Lakes school

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:43:00 +0100

THE new head teacher of one of South Lakeland's leading schools says he will “build on its strengths, successes and strong outdoor ethos.”



Kirkbie Kendal graphics students to attend awards ceremony in London

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:46:21 +0100

GRAPHICS students from Kirkbie Kendal School have been invited to a ceremony in London after successfully taking part in a major design competition.



Big demand for new Kendal nursery

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:40:00 +0100

A PRIMARY school in Kendal has been inundated with requests for places in its new nursery, four months before it has opened its doors.



Fence frenzy grips Cumbrian schools

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0100

SCHOOLS in Cumbria are having to fork out tens of thousands of pounds to heighten security in an effort to stop them falling foul of Ofsted’s inspection process which has seen two previously-good secondaries placed into special measures.



Pupils win places at prestigious Youth Music Theatre UK

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +0000

TWO pupils from Giggleswick School are celebrating having been accepted into the Youth Music Theatre UK, competing with nearly 1000 other young people for a place and a part in one the company’s productions in 2017.



NOSTALGIA: Blizzard conditions proved difficult for Wilson Run competitors at Sedbergh 100 years ago

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:10:00 +0000

One hundred years ago on the morning of March 21, 1917, Sedberghians woke to a fine morning and hopes were high for a pleasant Wilson Run day. However, by 3pm snow that had been falling lightly since noon began to fall heavily. The wind picked up and what the Sedberghian Magazine termed ‘a very good specimen of a Sedbergh blizzard’ whipped up.



Music and laughter as children from Windermere School entertain

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:00 +0000

WINDERMERE School youngsters entertained packed audiences of family, friends and pupils with their version of the muscle-bound musical, The Amazing Adventures of Superstan.



Cumbrian school placed into special measures

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:50:00 +0000

A SECOND Cumbrian school has been placed into special measures by Ofsted amid fears that its unsecured grounds pose a safety risk to pupils.



£30k fence plans for school in special measures to go ahead

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:30:00 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland school which was placed in special measures following a scathing Ofsted report is pressing ahead with plans to heighten site security.



Most Cumbrian pupils gain place at secondary school of their choice

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:14:47 +0000

More than 93 per cent of pupils in Cumbria have been offered their first choice secondary school for this September, figures released today confirm. Parents and carers have been informed.



Event aims to encourage youngsters to take up science and engineering

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:37:49 +0000

SCIENCE will be centre stage at Heysham power stations as the sites and Lancaster University link up to encourage youngsters to become the nation’s future scientists and engineers.



UPDATED: Queen Katherine School proposes outer fence to address safeguarding issues in critical Ofsted report

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:20:00 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland school deemed ‘inadequate’ by inspectors is proposing installing a perimeter fence to tackle issues raised in the report.



School goes orange to raise money for a good cause

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:44:00 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland school went orange for a good cause as pupils and staff dressed up brightly to raise money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy UK.



School rated 'good' and 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:48:00 +0000

A CRAVEN primary school is celebrating all-round success as the head teacher prepares to retire after 14 years service.



South Lakes primary school rated 'good' by Ofsted

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:05:43 +0000

A SNAP Ofsted inspection, just a week into the new term, has confirmed Beetham CE Primary as being a 'good' school.



Final plea for future of under threat primary school

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:23:18 +0000

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School from closure have invited decision makers to the school.



School league tables published

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000

PUPILS and teachers at three of South Lakeland’s smallest rural secondary schools are celebrating their success in the latest league tables.



Lake District students taught Chinese culture

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:16:19 +0000

FIVE Chinese teachers paid a visit to Leven Valley CE School, Backbarrow, and spoke to pupils about aspects of their culture including Kung Fu, calligraphy, paper-folding and cutting.



Furness teacher becomes Ninja Warrior

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:20:00 +0000

ULVERSTON Victoria High School teacher Ady Pierce made an appearance on prime-time television show Ninja Warrior UK.



Grasmere school stages the Bard for Christmas

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:34:00 +0000

PUPILS from Grasmere Primary School transformed the village's St Oswald's Parish Church when they performed their annual Christmas play.



Ulverston students return to receive school prizes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:28:14 +0000

THE achievements of pupils at a south Cumbrian school have been celebrated at the annual awards night.



Sedbergh girls are feeling champion

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:37:15 +0000

NETBALL and hockey teams at Sedbergh School have been highly praised following a dominant term of competition.



£3million development plans unveiled for South Lakeland special school

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:46:06 +0000

EXCITING new plans have been unveiled for a South Lakeland special school which is set to undergo a £3million development in 2017.



Husband and wife retire as primary school head teachers

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:01:17 +0000

A HUSBAND and wife who together chalked up almost 40 years as primary school head teachers are to retire this Christmas.



Friends group vows to fight on try to save school

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:22:09 +0000

FRIENDS of under threat Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School have vowed to fight on - despite next month's publication of formal closure proposals.



Opportunity to have your say on the future of Lancaster University

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:19:25 +0000

Plans for the development of Lancaster University to 2020 and beyond, including key projects such as the Health Innovation Campus, will be shared with the community in January.



Council forges ahead with Dales primary school closure plans

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:44:50 +0000

PLANS to close Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School are forging ahead - despite the decision of the governors to advertise for a new headteacher.



South Lakeland primary school recognised for its work supporting young people with diabetes

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:48:12 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school has been awarded for its work in providing care and support to children and young people with Type 1 diabetes.



Kendal College named one of top educational establishments in country

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:05:00 +0000

KENDAL College has been ranked as one of the top further education establishments in the country in new industry league tables.



Have a photograph of your nativity play featured in The Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000

This year The Westmorland Gazette is planning a special festive supplement, featuring photographs of as many of our local primary schools’ and nursery schools’ nativity and Christmas plays as possible.



More reasons to smile for Dales student

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:24:14 +0100

Former Ingleton and Settle College student Sam Bolton has more reasons to celebrate just weeks after receiving his A-Level grades of four A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.



Popular Burton-in-Kendal school sets sights on expansion

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:05:54 +0100

A POPULAR primary school at Burton-in-Kendal has set its sights on expansion.



GCSE RESULTS: Central Lancaster High School

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:36:17 +0100

A*-G



GCSE RESULTS: Keswick School

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:29:34 +0100

A*-G



IN PICTURES: Photographs from A-level results day

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:55:47 +0100

It has been a nerve-wracking few weeks and months for students as they wait to find out if their hard-work has paid off.



Read our website tomorrow for full A Level results coverage

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:50:11 +0100

Pupils and students across South Lakeland, Eden and north Lancashire are eagerly awaiting their A Level results, which will be released tomorrow morning.



South Lakes head teacher Linda Graves retires

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:08:02 +0100

WELLIES were worn by children at Witherslack's Dean Barwick School as pupils and staff threw a surprise party for retiring head teacher Linda Graves.



South Lakes school offers haven for red squirrels

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:21:36 +0100

RED squirrels could soon be seen hopping around the grounds of a South Lakeland school.



Giggleswick pupils receive royal letter

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:58:00 +0100

PUPILS at Giggleswick Junior School were excited to receive the royal seal of approval from Her Majesty The Queen.



Sedbergh girl given offer to study Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:04:48 +0100

A SEDBERGH girl has secured herself an unconditional offer to go and study at one of the world's top universities next year.