Ireby Church of England School Logo Ireby CE School Nursery Class

Ireby CE Primary School is located in the village of Ireby about 7 miles south of Wigton and 12 miles from Cockermouth (West) and Keswick (South). The school serves the villages of Ireby, Boltongate and Uldale along with the surrounding area. The Ireby CE School catchment area extends from north of Boltongate southwards to the Dash valley.

Ireby CE aims to inspire its children in a Christian environment to be creative, questioning and confident individuals, while caring for others. The school's history goes further back than the present site and building. In his will of 1729, Matthew Caldbeck bequeathed £100 for the education of the poorer children of the parish, but it wasn’t until 1749 that the interest from the bequest was used to found a Grammar School in the village on the site which is now the Women's Institute Hall.

The present school dates back to 1880 when Parkin Croft was purchased from John Bouch Esq. for the building of a school to educate 175 pupils. In July 2002, a former dining room was renovated to become a nursery which is now an integral part of our school life. It provides a gentle introduction to our school and its many activities for children from the age of three.

Plans for our school grounds are under constant review. As well as the tarmac playground and grass football pitch, in 1999 an adventure playground was purchased and built the combined effort of parents and the community. More recently, the children were involved in the construction of our Viking longboat, 'moored' at one end of the playground.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs C D Minns
Contact Position
Foundation Stage Leader
016973 71367 016973 71367
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Ireby Church of England School Nursery Class


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Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Has Special Needs provision

Childcare Information


Has immediate vacancies

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
No 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0900 1200
Monday 1300 1515
Tuesday 0900 1200
Tuesday 1300 1515
Wednesday 0900 1200
Wednesday 1300 1515
Thursday 0900 1200
Thursday 1300 1515
Friday 0900 1200
Friday 1300 1515
Cater for Special Diets
Foreign Languages
Sleeping Area
Meals / Refreshments
Near Public Transport
Visit & Outings
Outdoor Playspace

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Local Offer


The aim of our school is to provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum for all the children in our care. Using the National Curriculum as our starting point we plan to meet the specific needs of each child, setting appropriate learning challenges, and responding to the diverse needs of the children.

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Contact Telephone
01697 371367
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