Alston Moor Federation

Our Federation comprises three schools: Alston Primary School; Nenthead Primary School; and Samuel King’s School. Each of our schools are very small so we work as one federation to maximise learning and extraordinary opportunities for all of our pupils.

We see the size of our schools as a real advantage. Each of our schools offers you all that you would expect from small welcoming settings. We are proud of the ‘family feel’ that we have created in the three schools and believe that each is the perfect environment in which young people can flourish. Our motto of ‘What starts here changes the world’ encompasses what we aim to achieve for our pupils

Operating as usual

16/07/2021

☀☀SCHOOLS OUT ☀☀
We hope all of our families have a lovely Summer Break. We are so proud of how hard our students have worked over the past year in unusual circumstances. Enjoy your holidays, have fun, spend time with your family and friends and stay safe.
We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Thursday 2nd September!!

☀☀SCHOOLS OUT ☀☀
We hope all of our families have a lovely Summer Break. We are so proud of how hard our students have worked over the past year in unusual circumstances. Enjoy your holidays, have fun, spend time with your family and friends and stay safe.
We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Thursday 2nd September!!

16/07/2021

Got plans for the summer holidays? Check out hundreds of activities for children and young people over the school break! www.cumbria.gov.uk/holidays
☑ 200 activities from 60 organisations
☑ All activities free for children receiving benefits-related free school meals
☑ Over 100 activities with paid-for places available to all children
☑ Book now to avoid disappointment

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 16/07/2021

Well done to the Red Team for winning the Sports Day Cup 🏆 The primary school have had a fantastic few days. They all did brilliantly at sports day. A massive thank you to Grahame at Tagmakers in Alston for very kindly donating medals to all the of children 🏅 They then had a delicious treat from Raymond at Alston Ices. A big thank you for bringing the Ice Cream Van to school 🍦 The children are having a great day today, having parties in their classes and enjoying the sunshine 🥳☀️

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 09/07/2021

Flinty Fell had a great visit to the South Tyne River for their Geography field trip ☺ As well as all the fun they had, they focused on the geographical features and the water life present in the South Tyne 🐟🐟

02/07/2021
Photos from Eden 0 - 19 Child and Family Support Services's post 02/07/2021

Some great sessions happening in Alston over the Summer 🌞🍦☺

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 25/06/2021

Park Fell and Cross Fell had a super time at the beach yesterday! Building sand castles 🏖 splashing in the sea 🌊 and eating tasty ice cream 🍦 what glorious weather they had for it too☀️

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 23/06/2021

Middle Fell had a fantastic day yesterday exploring Vindolanda, talking to archaeologists, and having a virtual lesson from a Roman teacher! As well as watching a 3D film and looking around the Roman Army Museum ☺

21/06/2021

All secondary students in Cumbria are being asked to take part in surge testing, to attend a test centre and take a PCR test.
More details to follow on school surge testing.

We're asking every person living and working in Cumbria between the ages of 12 and 30 to get a PCR test for COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms.

This is because new COVID-19 infections are rising fastest among this age group. By getting as many people as possible tested people who are infectious can be identified and asked to self-isolate to help stop infection spreading.

Parents/carers will be informed of testing arrangements for school age children by their child’s school next week.

For everyone else in the age group, there's no need to book. Just turn up to one of the follow test centres between 8am-8pm from Saturday 19 June:

👉Carlisle RTS, Carlisle Lake District Airport, Irvington, Carlisle, CA6 4NW
👉Carlisle Cecil Street LTS, Cecil Street Car Park, Carlisle, CA1 1NX
👉Penrith Sandgate Car Park LTS, Penrith Sandgate Car Park, 32 Albert Street, Penrith, CA11 7XA
👉West Cumbria Allerdale House LTS, Allerdale House Overflow Car Park, Workington, CA14 9SA
👉Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall LTS, Barrow Town Hall Courtyard, Cornwallis Street, Barrow, LA14 2LG
👉Copeland Castle Meadows LTS, Castle Meadows Car Park, Whitehaven, CA28 7RG
👉Kendal County Hall LTS, Kendal County Hall Car Park, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ

To find more about how and where to get a test, visit our website. https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/publichealth/covid19outbreakcontrol.asp

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 18/06/2021

Alston Primary have had some great PE sessions over the past couple of weeks!

28/05/2021

We hope you all have a well deserved break over half term. Everyone has worked very hard over the last 6 weeks! We will see you all back in school on Monday 7th June 😄🌞

We hope you all have a well deserved break over half term. Everyone has worked very hard over the last 6 weeks! We will see you all back in school on Monday 7th June 😄🌞

28/05/2021
25/05/2021

***Extra Action-Ants Session at Frenchfields, Penrith,1.30pm-3pm on Weds 2nd June***. Please share with local families.....these activities are great fun.

10.30am session is fully booked.

Extra Session Details:
2nd June: Frenchfields, Penrith
Duration: 1.30pm-3pm
Cost: £7.00 per Child (3-12 years)
Pre-bookings only.
More Info on poster.

Some great activities, including Archery, Crossbows, Slip and Slide, Water Balloon Volleyball, Junior Warrior and more. Msg or email Action-Ants to book.

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 14/05/2021

Flinty Fell have also been outside as part of Mental Health Week and the theme 'Nature'. They have been doing a scavenger hunt around the school grounds 🕵️‍♀️

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 13/05/2021

As part of Mental Heath awareness week Middle Fell have been thinking about ways they can keep their minds healthy. This year’s theme is nature so they used natural resources to create their own pieces of artwork🌿🌼🌿🌼

12/05/2021

Park Fell have had their first chick hatch 🐥 we're hoping a few more will come along soon!!

Park Fell have had their first chick hatch 🐥 we're hoping a few more will come along soon!!

Timeline Photos 12/05/2021

Timeline Photos

The past year has been tough for families, children, and school and college staff. If you or someone you know is struggling, help and support is available.

For a comprehensive list of accessible and free mental health resources for all ages, visit https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/02/01/mental-health-resources-for-children-parents-carers-and-school-staff/

#MHAW2021 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021 #MentalHealthMatters

Timeline Photos 11/05/2021

Timeline Photos

From next Monday, pupils and teachers will not be required to wear face coverings in the classroom, but teachers should continue to wear them in communal areas.

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 07/05/2021

Fantastic Mosaic Designs done by Middle Fell. Great job! 👩‍🎨👨‍🎨

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 06/05/2021

Middle Fell and Flinty Fell had fantastic Cricket sessions yesterday in the glorious sunshine 🏏🏏🌞

[05/05/21]   PERMANENT CONTRACT - PART TIME CLEANER

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team responsible for the daily cleaning of our school. Duties will include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, polishing etc.

Pay grade – UK living Wage – SCP 1= £ 9.25 per hour

Working hours will be from 15:30 – 18.00 Monday-Friday– 12.5 per week – Full Year

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

To apply, candidates should email Pamela Seaton at [email protected] to request an application form. Completed applications can be either emailed or sent by post.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 14th May 2021. Shortlisting and interviews will be scheduled for the following week.

30/04/2021

Have a lovely long weekend and hopefully we'll see the sun shining 🌞
We will see you all back in school on Tuesday 😊

Have a lovely long weekend and hopefully we'll see the sun shining 🌞
We will see you all back in school on Tuesday 😊

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 27/04/2021

Park Fell had a fantastic visit to the Farm yesterday. They all helped with spreading straw around the barn, feeding a pet lamb and even helped to carry lambs into a trailer so they can go into their new field. A fun time had by all! 🐑🐑🐑🐑

22/04/2021
20/04/2021

They are starting back on Sunday 2nd May, a great opportunity to get outside and have some fun 🏈🏈

They are starting back on Sunday 2nd May, a great opportunity to get outside and have some fun 🏈🏈

07/04/2021

Some of the primary school children having been having a great time with NUFC at the Easter Holiday Club ⚽️
They even had a flicker of snow yesterday ❄️ which was super exciting!

Some of the primary school children having been having a great time with NUFC at the Easter Holiday Club ⚽️
They even had a flicker of snow yesterday ❄️ which was super exciting!

01/04/2021

Well done to all of the children and students this term! We are all very proud of how well they have coped with the changes throughout the last few months. It was lovely to celebrate their achievements with cakes, certificates, voucher draws and Easter Eggs today - a wonderful end to the term!

Happy Easter to all of our children and their families.

Well done to all of the children and students this term! We are all very proud of how well they have coped with the changes throughout the last few months. It was lovely to celebrate their achievements with cakes, certificates, voucher draws and Easter Eggs today - a wonderful end to the term!

Happy Easter to all of our children and their families.

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 01/04/2021

What an 'eggcellent' display of eggs we've had here at Alston Primary today. A massive well done to all children who brought a decorated in today, here are the winners from each year group. A huge thank you to Alston Moor Federation PTA for their donation of Easter Eggs for prizes 🥚🐰🐣🥚

[03/30/21]   PART TIME CLEANER – PERMANENT CONTRACT

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team responsible for the daily cleaning of Samuel King’s School and Alston Primary School. Duties will include vacuuming, mopping, cleaning surfaces, dusting, polishing etc.

Pay grade – UK living Wage – SCP 1= £ 9.25 per hour
Working hours will be from 15:30 – 18.00 Monday-Friday– 12.5hours per week – Full Year

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

To apply, candidates should email Pamela Seaton at [email protected] to request an application form. Completed applications can be either emailed or sent by post.
The closing date for all applications is MONDAY 19TH APRIL.

Shortlisting and interviews will be scheduled for that week.
Please note, the schools are closed for the Easter holidays from Thursday 1st April until Monday 19th April however, the school office will remain open from 6-9th April if you would like any further details.

30/03/2021

Carlisle Cathedral is running a new children’s competition during the Easter holidays which might be of interest to your pupils.

We are challenging families to decorate eggs inspired by the Cathedral for a chance of winning a Carlisle Cathedral jigsaw. Stained glass windows, starry ceiling or flowers in the precinct, whatever their favourite part of the Cathedral is, we would like to see it on an egg! Entries can be from individual children but we encourage the whole family to enter together- the more eggs the better.

Deadline is 4pm, Monday 19th April. Terms and Conditions and how to enter can be found on our website- https://carlislecathedral.org.uk/families/. Feel free to share this with parents if you think it might be of interest to them.

We hope to inspire families to get creative together at home this Easter.

Carlisle Cathedral is running a new children’s competition during the Easter holidays which might be of interest to your pupils.

We are challenging families to decorate eggs inspired by the Cathedral for a chance of winning a Carlisle Cathedral jigsaw. Stained glass windows, starry ceiling or flowers in the precinct, whatever their favourite part of the Cathedral is, we would like to see it on an egg! Entries can be from individual children but we encourage the whole family to enter together- the more eggs the better.

Deadline is 4pm, Monday 19th April. Terms and Conditions and how to enter can be found on our website- https://carlislecathedral.org.uk/families/. Feel free to share this with parents if you think it might be of interest to them.

We hope to inspire families to get creative together at home this Easter.

29/03/2021

Gavin Williamson Open Letter to Young People

Photos from Alston Moor Federation's post 23/03/2021

Park Fell have had some great fun tidying their play area and planting some new plants 🎋🍃🌸🌼

05/03/2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find attached notice of the Alston Moor PTA Extraordinary meeting, to be held on Thursday 25th March, 6:30pm, via Zoom.

The PTA plays a vital part in the school community and all parents, as members of the PTA, are invited to support the EGM. This is your chance to meet the committee and be involved in shaping our future. There is no commitment to join the PTA on an ongoing basis and the meeting should last approximately 30 minutes. We would welcome your attendance and support.

The Zoom invite will be added to the Facebook PTA page nearer the time of the meeting:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307315329632869

Kind regards
Glayne Burdon – Chair (interim)

24/02/2021

Department for Education

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians after the government announced that all pupils will return to schools and colleges in England from 8 March.

Read it here:
https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/02/23/an-open-letter-from-education-secretary-gavin-williamson-to-parents-carers-and-guardians/

[02/24/21]   Our Internet is currently down and the phone lines are disconnected. An engineer is working to fix the problem so hopefully back up and running soon 😊

Our story

Our Federation comprises three schools: Alston Primary School; Nenthead Primary School; and Samuel King’s School. Each of our schools are very small so we work as one federation to maximise learning and extraordinary opportunities for all of our pupils. We see the size of our schools as a real advantage.

Each of our schools offers you all that you would expect from small welcoming settings. We are proud of the ‘family feel’ that we have created in the three schools and believe that each is the perfect environment in which young people can flourish. Our motto of ‘What starts here changes the world’ encompasses what we aim to achieve for our pupils – we support pupils to learn and achieve so that they can use education to enable choices when leaving our schools or moving to the next phase of education. We want your child’s time at school to be a special time where they are supported through a curriculum and extraordinary opportunities that make learning fun.

We serve the close-knit communities of Alston Moor and the upper Weardale and Teesdale valleys. Links with parents, carers and families are very strong and our schools are at the heart of our communities.. Students and staff know each other well. Our children feel secure and gain the skills, qualifications and confidence that they need to enjoy their lives outside and beyond school.

There is, of course, nothing better than seeing our schools first-hand, and so we invite you to come and meet with us and see for yourself why each of our schools is a great choice for your children.

Videos (show all)

Park Fell - Space
New starter welcome video 2020 🌈
A VE Day message from Miss Timmons to everyone in the Federation ☺️ 🇬🇧 🌈
Kooth
A message from Miss Timmons to the AMF community 🌈🙂✨
Panto 2019
Park Fell are proud to announce the safe arrival of three chicks (so far) 😍🐣🐥
The topic this term in Cross Fell is ‘Wonderful Weather’. Ross, the weather presenter at ITV Border, has created this fa...
We are have had a few special visitors in Cross fell today! The reindeer came to drop off Sparkles the Elf who is going ...

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Alston
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