Skelton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9SE
10 reasons to choose Skelton School
Skelton School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Penrith and one of the 2 best independent or state primaries within 10 miles.
Skelton School is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2013) inspection.
Average class size
Skelton School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 20 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Skelton School ranks in the top 9% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The Skelton School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 3&4 and 5&6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at Skelton School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Skelton School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am (school staff) to 5.30pm (external contractor).
Find another school near Skelton School
Lime House School (10.3 miles); Austin Friars (15.7 miles); Windermere School (26.5 miles).
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith (6.5 miles); The Nelson Thomlinson School (14.5 miles); Appleby Grammar School (20.7 miles).