There are currently seven classes in school. In October 2020 there were seven mainstream classes in school and 200 children on roll. Most classes are a single year group, with one Year 4&5 mixed age class. The school’s published admission limit per year group is 57.
Generally a teacher will teach his or her own class, but at times, for various reasons, children may have an opportunity to work with 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 English and Maths.
Most children starting at North Lakes School in the autumn term join from Brunswick Infant 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 Oct 2020