There are currently seven classes in school. In September 2017 there were 216 pupils in four classes of Years 3&4, and three classes of Years 5&6. The school’s published admission limit per year group is 57.
Generally a teacher will teach his or her own class, but for Numeracy the children are grouped by ability in order to better meet individual needs, and so children may be taught by a different teacher. Additionally, Subject Leaders may teach their specialism, at certain times, to all classes. A small number of children who might need additional support are also supported in small groups for Literacy and Numeracy.
Most children starting at North Lakes School in the autumn term join from Brunswick School, with whom we have very close links. Staff meet together throughout the year to ensure continuity and a smooth transition between our schools. The children from Brunswick will be provided with a number of opportunities to visit North Lakes. Children are of course also welcome to join North Lakes from other schools, and their induction will be supported carefully.
Children leaving North Lakes School usually transfer to either Queen Elizabeth Grammar School or Ullswater Community College. Close links are maintained with both Secondary Schools. There is a full exchange of information which provides a basis for a smooth transfer from junior to secondary school. Visits to prospective schools are arranged during the Summer Term preceding transfer, and staff from both schools visit to meet the children.
Updated October 2017