Welcome to St Mary’s Church of England School – Kirkby Lonsdale

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Located on the edge of Kirkby Lonsdale, our school takes advantage of being situated in the beautiful and historic market town in the  Lune Valley.  Kirkby Lonsdale is an idyllic place to live on the edge of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire, and our school has a long tradition of high quality education in the area.  Whether you are a prospective parent or a parent of a child in school, welcome.  It is with great pride that I introduce our school – I hope you find our website helpful in giving you an insight into our school. I think our school is a very special place and, in discovering our school, we hope you will think the same.

Please contact Mrs S Lyall, our School Administrator or Mrs C Billington, our School Business Manager, in our school office (015242 71334), if you would like to know more about our school.  I extend a warm welcome to you from St Mary’s Church of England School.

Brian Jones – Head Teacher

Important Updates

New playground marking, road marking and parking areas

19 th November 2019

Thank you for your understanding whilst we prepared for improving the markings outside of school and on the playground.  You will now see that our lay by has been properly signposted to show it primarily as a drop off zone with four parking bays (see photos).

Please do not park in the drop off zone or leave your vehicle, no matter how short a time you intend it to be.  It should be used only to drop off your children in the safe area before driving away. If you need to come on to the school playground or the school office, please park in a designated parking area, not the drop off zone.  This will help keep it clear to ensure a better flow of traffic and a safer school environment.

With regard to designated parking areas, please see the attached map (Parking Map) for the parking zones that are available around Kirkby Lonsdale. Obviously, all legal parking areas around Kirkby Lonsdale are suitable for parking and walking to school and we have the confirmation of a period of grace in both the Booths car park and New Road 2 car park, as indicated on the map.  Alongside this, we would like to remind you that Q.E.S. have kindly allowed us to use the staff car park by the AstroTurf and Lunesdale Sports Hall car park for a safe walking route to school. Please be respectful of the fact it is a staff car park and the need to keep the gates to the sports pitch clear.

Unfortunately, the zebra crossing has not yet been finished, along with the hatched markings to indicating no parking at the entrance to the lay by.  These will be completed later on this week with an initial date for Thursday.  This may require closing the lay by again, but we will update you of this when we speak to the planners on Wednesday.

Once again, thank you for your understanding in preparing for this work.  Your continued cooperation with the markings and parking areas will help keep our children safe during the busy drop off times.

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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019-2020

Starts Wednesday 4th Sept
Ends Friday 20th Dec
INSET DAY 18th October
Half Term Holiday - Monday 21st- Friday 26th Oct

Spring Term 2019-2020

Starts Monday 6th January
Ends Friday 27th March
Half Term 17th-21st February

Summer Term 2019-2020

Starts Tuesday 14th April
Ends Friday 17th July
Half Term Holiday 25th - 29th May
Bank Holiday - 8th May

Autumn Term 2020-2021

Starts Wednesday 2nd Sept
Ends Friday 18th December
Half Term Holiday 26th - 30th October

Spring Term 2020-2021

to be confirmed ASAP

Summer Term 2019 - 2020

to be confirmed ASAP

Our Staff


Mrs E Hutchinson, BA (Hons) - Nursery

I have worked at St. Mary’s for ten years and have taught Reception for the last four. I love working in Year 2, as the children make me smile and laugh every day. I love being outside and run the Eco warriors and gardening club at school, helping the children be more aware of the […]

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