Austin Friars

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.

Etterby Scaur

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ISC associations: The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic/Interdenominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 361

Austin Friars fees:

Day fees per term:
£285 to £5,600

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
942 / 6032

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (186)

Sixth Form: (31)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (175)

Sixth Form: (29)

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Additional Information

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

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies