Thank you for considering The Lakes School as your choice of secondary school. Making the step from Year 6 in to Year 7 can be quite daunting but we will work hard to ensure that you feel comfortable and settle in well.

Staff from our Student Development Team work closely with your primary school so that we can learn as much about you as possible before you arrive. We will help you settle in quickly with people you know and we are sure that you are also looking forward to making some new friends that will become friends for life.

We would love to get to know you better so take a look at the ideas below and write a letter to Ms Rainey, complete our survey, send us a collage about yourself and apply for your Lakes School Badges!

Are you a parent and considering The Lakes School for your child? Let us help you find the most important information by scrolling down to the section entitled Information for Parents. 

Click below to send us your child’s admissions information.

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Write a Letter

Ms Rainey loves to receive handwritten letters so grab your favourite pen and get started. Ms Rainey always writes back.

Address your letter to Ms Rainey at The Lakes School.

Complete our Survey

Click the button below to access our Year 6 student survey. Tell your Form Tutor all about your hobbies and interests. 

Send a Collage

Get creative, get cutting and sticking and designing. Send us a collage which tells us all about your hobbies, interests and ambitions.

Send your collage to Ms Rainey, our Headteacher.

Apply for our Badges

Click the button below to find out more information about how you can apply for your Lakes School Badges.

Take a look at this fantastic video by George Evans!

Join us for a leisurely stroll around The Lakes School.

Our students tell us what they love about The Lakes School.

Information for Parents

Welcome to the section of our website which has been specifically designed for prospective parents to help you access the information you need so that you can make an informed decision about The Lakes School being the right school for your child. Whether your child is still in Primary School or you are relocating to the area, the information and links below should provide you with everything you are looking for but we would love to hear from you if there is something you can’t find and we will be only too pleased to help. We have set up this handy dashboard below; simply click on the buttons and enjoy finding out about our school.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, local secondary schools are unable to organise the traditional September open evening or offer tours of the school. However, we will be working closely with local Primary Schools to ensure that all parents receive the information you need and all children receive the support they require regarding transition to The Lakes School. If you and your child would like to arrange a phone call or a video call with a member of staff then do get in touch. 

Should you have any questions about The Lakes School, do please email us at or call us on 015394 40810. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Cumbria County Council School Admissions

To access information about how to apply for a school place, to apply for home school transport or to find out how to appeal a decision about your child’s school place then please follow the link at the bottom of this page.

You can contact Cumbria County Council School Admissions and Appeals Team on 01228 221582 or via email at

CCC School Admissions

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