St Mary's Church of England School
Nurturing Creative Thinkers

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St Mary's CE Primary School,
Kendal Road,Kirkby Lonsdale,
Cumbria LA6 2DN


Parent Governor

Jonathan Abrahams ACA BSc. (Hons)

I moved to Kirkby Lonsdale in 2021 and feel really privileged to live in such a wonderful place and community.  My children attend St Mary’s School, and I have joined the Board of Governors as a parent governor.  I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and have over 25 years” experience of working as an accountant […]

Parent Governor

Louis Davy BA. (Hons) PGCE

I am a college lecturer specialising in music and sound production but involved with the delivery of media courses involving film, TV and games development. Aside from working in education I have worked as a freelance music producer, ran a successful recording studio and supported my youthful attempts to make it as a musician by […]

Community Governor

Adrian Conway MA.

Adrian has been in education and teaching for over 33 years, 25 of which have been in leadership positions. Throughout his career he has worked at every level, from teaching to all levels of leadership, including Head of Department, Assistant Head and Senior Deputy Head. Adrian also works in a consultative capacity, supporting schools, teachers […]

Foundation Governor

Diana Flight BA. (Hons) Cert Ed.

Originally from the south of England, I trained as a history and English teacher in London. In between bringing up four children, I spent most of my career working with pupils with learning and behavioural difficulties. My final post at a large comprehensive in Stockton-on-Tees was as assistant SENCO then head of year 7 with […]

Foundation Governor

Graeme Gladwinfield

Graeme brings a range of specialisms to the Board of Governors and currently monitors Health and Safety. Graeme is a former parent and now has children in higher education. Graeme is currently Chair of the Finance, Staffing, Resources, Health and Safety Cttee.

Associate Member

Katie Jamieson BEd.

Katie Jamieson is our Deputy Headteacher and Reception teacher.

Associate Member

Duncan Bromley BEd.

Duncan Bromley is our Deputy Head teacher and Year 6 teacher.



I have taught in five schools in Cumbria and Derbyshire. I was previously the headteacher at Allithwaite CE School. I have two daughters who keep me very busy! I am passionate about teaching and keen to see all children in our care discover their talents and flourish. I studied Geology at university and love to […]

Foundation Governor

Martin Coombs MSc. BSc. PGCE

I am a retired secondary school teacher of geography and maths. My career was in both maintained and independent sectors, largely in residential schools, and I was latterly a Head of Boarding.  Having retired to live in Casterton, I fill my time by volunteering for the Samaritans, being involved with Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church, and […]

Clerk To The Governors

Karen Little

I am very proud to work with the Governing Body at St Mary’s. Governors are very conscientious and caring – they go the extra mile to ensure pupils have a safe, exciting and stimulating learning environment and to support staff wellbeing. This is particularly very evident during these challenging times. Despite this, meetings are always uplifting […]

Staff Governor

Jessica Broome Ba (Hons) QTS MA

I studied at the University of Cumbria, where I graduated with a First Class degree in Primary Education. As part of this, I did my first teaching placement at St Mary’s in the Reception class which was back in 2016. Since then, I have worked in various schools in Cumbria and Lancashire, as well as […]

Foundation Governor

James Millar CA MA.

Originally from Edinburgh, I moved here with my wife Sam who grew up at Mansergh near Kirkby Lonsdale and attended St Mary’s when it opened.  I have children currently at the school.  My background is in accountancy and finance and I was a Director  for Deloitte LLP providing support to the public sector in particular […]