Cartmel Priory Church of England School is a school of which we are all justifiably proud. It has a committed and caring staff and is strongly supported by both its local primary schools and its parents. This enables us to quickly get to know our students and helps us to provide them with a supportive and caring environment from the moment they start school.

"Students thrive in this highly caring school" (OFSTED, June 2013)

Our mission statement is:

Run Faster, Reach Further, Aim Higher, Grow Tall
Work Harder, Think Deeper, Laugh Louder, Love All

This mission statement reflects our belief that education is about the whole child and that staff and students should aim high, but it also reflects our belief that learning should be an enjoyable and stimulating experience.

We aim for academic excellence and standards of achievement are high, but Cartmel Priory School also offers an extensive variety of wider learning opportunities for example, house sports and house music, the annual ski trip, history and modern foreign language trips, sports clubs and science and engineering club.

We are a Church of England Academy Trust secondary school, one of only two in Cumbria, and believe that "Every child matters to God". We will always do our best to ensure the students in our school fulfil their potential.

I hope our website will provide you with all the information you require but if not please contact school where the staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Dr Paul Williams - Headteacher

Latest News

November 2014

Monday, 17th November 2014

This week's Thought for the Day is bullying. Click on the link below for further information:-





November 2014

Wednesday, 12th November 2014

Our annual musical production, The Addams Family, opens a week tonight! (showing Wed 19, Thurs 20 & Friday 21 November 2014, 6.30-6.45 for 7pm).  Tickets available from the School Office.  Please come and join in what is always a great night out - we have cabaret style seating with hot mulled berry/spiced apple drinks and, for younger audience members, slushies and jellied worms! Tickets £5 adult/£3 child/£15 family (2 adults & 2 children).


Exam Results

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

Congratulations to the class of 2014 on your exam results. The % A*-C grades exceeded the national average in both English and maths. The school summary is now available on the website in the "information for parents" section, in "examinations and results".