43 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Group 1, Leadership Pay Range L7-L13 (£49,019 - £56,721)

Job summary

Due to the retirement of our highly regarded and long-standing Headteacher an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our school in the beautiful rural setting of north Cumbria. As Governors we believe in our school, it offers a unique and special place for children to learn and grow. We are looking to appoint a Head Teacher who will inspire, lead with vision for the future and build on our school’s strong Christian values. (Ofsted Outstanding (2102) and SIAMS Outstanding (2018)).

We would like to hear from you if you;

• are a compassionate, dynamic, collaborative and approachable leader;
• will embody our school’s vision and values;
• have a passion and joy for outstanding teaching and learning.

We can offer you:

• a welcoming school with happy , well-behaved and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and are supported by the parents, carers, local community and churches;
• a dedicated, skilled and highly experienced staff;
• a mutually supportive governor and staff team committed to the care and development of every child;
• a well-resourced school that will encourage and promote investment in your professional

Our school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

Applying for the job

Please apply using the Cumbria County Council application form provided. Along with your application form, we invite you to submit a letter with any additional information to
support your application. Please submit your application to:


Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
78 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Lanercost CofE Primary School

Lanercost Church of England Primary is a small, friendly school which provides an education based on brilliant basics and magical moments. We are lucky to have our own attached nursery. Our school has consistently grown and adapted with 2 new classrooms in the last 6 years.

Our school is committed to an enriched curriculum that extends beyond the classroom. This includes sporting opportunities such as Cricket, Handball, Football, Climbing, Tennis, Swimming, Gymnastics and more! Topic based experiences like hiking Hadrian's Wall as Romans, a Tudor Banquet in Naworth Castle and a trip to Long Meg for the Stone Age topic. Our school uses peripatetic staff for music, art, computing, Woodland Schools, PE and C-Inside.

We are a voluntary controlled Church of England School in the diocese of Carlisle. Our successful and thriving school works in accordance with the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Church, as required by the Trust Deed and the instrument of governance of this Church of England School. Our ethos and mission ensure that we are sensitive to the individual members of our school and to the wider community. We aim to support
the academic, spiritual and character growth of every child respecting those of faith, those of other faiths and those of no faith. Everyone is a valued member of our school.

More information about our school and our curriculum can be found on our website at: www.lanercostschool.org.uk

Arranging a visit to Lanercost CofE Primary School

We would love for you to visit our school to appreciate its wonderful children and environment. To arrange an informal visit to the school please contact Kirsty Ruddick in the school office on 016977 2702 or email: admin@lanercost.cumbria.sch.uk

Visiting Dates: 29th November 2021, 1st December 2021 and 6th December 2021

School location

Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2HL

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