‘Pupils are very proud to be members of North Lakes School’ - Ofsted 2018
It's Our School...
“We treat others how we would like to be treated!”
North Lakes School is a great place in Penrith where 7 to 11 year old kids can enjoy lessons, have fun, make new friends and meet new teachers - and every teacher has a new way of teaching.
If you want to see more why not explore the school website?
Every class in North Lakes School chooses two children to be on the School Council. The School Council listens to the ideas of the children in school and talks to the teachers about these.
They make suggestions and give their views on how things work in school. They also have an important job to meet and greet visitors to the school.
Food & Meals
At North Lakes you can pay online or bring money each week for school meals such as roast dinner, pizza, meatballs, lasagne and more. You could also bring a healthy packed lunch in a named box. No fizzy drinks crisps or chocolate, please. We eat in the school hall - each class takes turns to go first.
There is also a healthy tuck shop where you can bring up to 50p for milk and a selection of fresh fruit like oranges, apples, watermelon, pineapple or popcorn and snack bars!
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL!
Clubs & Sports
We have all sorts of after school clubs and we have great school teams which compete in many sports like rugby, netball, cricket, football, tennis, hockey and gymnastics.
We also have a famous school choir which has been awarded a Platinum Award for excellent singing!
We have some Golden Rules to follow in school that help us to learn together happily and to stay safe.
The Golden Rules are chosen each year by the children and the teachers with the help of School Council. The most important Golden Rule is:
“WE TREAT OTHERS HOW THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED”
Our uniform is an important part of our school and we wear it every school day. Our uniform shows that we belong together, and when we look smart it means that we are keen to learn and do well.
We wear: A purple sweatshirt, A white polo shirt, Grey or black trousers, Black shoes, White t-shirt for PE, Black shorts for PE, a tracksuit for outdoor PE, Trainers for PE and playtime and a warm coat for playtime
Trips & Visits
Learning outdoors and out of the classroom is fun! At North Lakes School we have lots of chances to go out on trips to help our learning. We may go to museums, parks, or into the Lake District. We have been on trips to places like Hadrian’s Wall, New Lanark Mill, The Life Museum and The Sage Gateshead. There are chances every year to go to the theatre to see musicals like Mary Poppins, Wicked and Matilda. We go out on residential stays to outdoor centres in the Lakes where we try out activities like climbing, ghyll scrambling kayaking and camping. Years 5 and 6 go to a city like Liverpool or London to help their learning and see new things.
There are lots of visitors to the school to help our learning as well. We have worked in lots of ways with artists such as painters, musicians, dancers and multi media artists. Singers and experts on history, and other subjects sometimes come into school to help us with our learning.
The 5R's & Building Learning Power
To Build our Learning Power we think about five special animals, which teach us about the “5Rs”.
We try not to give up, like a PENGUIN, that is always RESILIENT.
We try new things like a BEE, that is a RISK TAKER.
Like a SPIDER, we try to think of our own ideas, and join up the ideas we have to be RESOURCEFUL.
We think carefully about what we have learned, like an OWL, who is REFLECTIVE.
And like an ELEPHANT, we work hard at our RELATIONSHIPS, getting on with others around us.