Austin Friars continues to be the first choice school for parents considering independent day education in Cumbria and South West Scotland. The jewel in our crown is the cohesion of the wholly inclusive ideal of “family” that underpins all that we do. The relationships between pupils, between pupils and staff, parents and staff and amongst staff themselves are supportive, constructive and built on the firm foundations of respect and trust.
+44 (0)1228 528042Contact school
Mr Matthew Harris (Headmaster)
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic/Interdenominational
Day/boarding type: Day
Gender profile: Coeducational
Austin Friars fees:
Day fees per term:
£2,310 to £4,656
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
909 / 6032
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 3 to 18 (205)
Sixth form: (36)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 3 to 18 (215)
Sixth form: (51)
The aim of the Learning Support Department is to ensure that the opportunity for independent learning extends to all pupils - regardless of learning difficulty, disability, or other specific need. All teaching and support staff throughout the school work with pupils who have special or different educational needs, and all staff are responsible for identifying, supporting and including children whose needs may be different from their peers. For all pupils, most of their needs should be addressed through quality first teaching.
The Learning Support Department is an integral part of ensuring that equality of access to the curriculum, learning, and extra-curricular activities, is provided for all children within the school. Experienced, specialist staff work alongside class teachers, subject specialists and parents to enable pupils to achieve their potential. Whilst the overall aims of learning support are the same throughout the school, there are differences as children progress up the school due to changes in the needs of the children and in the curriculum framework they are being supported within.
The full Leering Support Policy and EYFS School offer is available on the School’s website www.austinfriars.co.uk
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies