Grayrigg CE School - Start Small Think Big

We aim to inspire every child to reach further than they thought they could

Pupils celebrate the differences that exist between them, because leaders and staff value the uniqueness of every pupil. The vision for what all pupils can achieve in their work and wider interests is limitless.

Extract from our Ofsted Report 2020, in which the school was rated - GOOD with OUTSTANDING in personal development and EYFS

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KS1 independence

Anyone who knows me and my school knows how proud I am of the early years. I’m confident that the nursery and reception children get an outstanding start to their school journey with our fantastic team in the Tiny Acorns class. OFSTED confirmed this at the end of February when they judged the early years OUTSTANDING.

The problem when something is so fab, is that it makes everybody else’s job a bit harder to…

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Cool Canvas VLOG

Our huge but empty playground was transformed by the amazing team from Cool Canvas. A massive thank-you to Oliver and his fantastic team for creating such a special area! This video was created by the Oaks!

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Start Small, Think Big

The pursuit of excellence

Our small size enables us to ensure no child is invisible, but it doesn't stop us from thinking BIG. We aim for the sky, inspiring every child to reach further than they ever thought they could and to look beyond what they already know. We are small enough to ensure every child has the opportunity to try everything, no-one is ever left behind!

A holistic approach

Helping every child to achieve

Every child is as unique as their finger prints, every child's strengths, talents and individual little quirks are celebrated here at Grayrigg.

Our small numbers enable us to tailor learning to each individual child with every member of our Grayrigg family taking as much pride in the achievement of other's as they do in their own achievements.

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Visits for new starters

The best way to understand our school and nursery is to see if for yourself. We would be incredibly proud to show you around. We are also running taster sessions for nursery and next year's reception children and would be happy if your child would like a taster of our small and friendly school environment.

For an appointment please contact the school office: 01539824676 or

Grayrigg have really helped my son settle into his first year in education. We were a little nervous of how Joel would respond to a classroom situation, being the youngest at the school and very single minded! We needn't have worried, the school has been excellent and we have appreciated the difference a small school can bring by really knowing our child.

Craig Butterworth - parent.