Threlkeld Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled School. The School has 9 governors and a clerk (from Sept 2015).

2 Foundation Governors
1 Headteacher
1 LA Governor
2 Parent Governors
1 Staff Governor
2 additional co-opted Governors

Position Name Term of Office Appointed by Declaration of Business Interests Attendance
Foundation Governor Rev M Talbot June 2017 -June 2021 St Mary's Church Carlisle DBF Full
Foundation Governor Dr S Wood September 2017-2021 Ex-officio School House Trust Full
Headteacher Mr N Turley Governing body None C.C.C employee Full
Local Authority Governor Mrs S Files June 2020 – June 2024 Local Authority School House Trust Full
Parent Governor Ms S Afzal Sept 2017 -Sept 2021 Parents None Full
Staff Governor Mrs K Cornforth Sept 2017 -Sept 2021 Staff C.C.C. employee Full
Co-opted Governor Ms E Moody June 2019 -June 2023 Governing Body Lake District National Park employee Full
Co-opted Governor Joanna Butler September 2019-September 2023 Governing Body None Full
Parent Governor Mr Ben Brown September 2020-September 2024 Parents None Full

School Vision

“We aspire to be a community, where every child and adult is valued as an individual, and is able to flourish in every way; intellectually, physically, socially, morally and spiritually.”

School Values






School Ethos

Threlkeld CE Primary School promotes high achievement and learning for life by ensuring these five core values are at the core of working with children to:

  • Have an enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning, and achieve high academic standards
  • Achieve their maximum potential
  • Be able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Expect high standards of themselves academically, personally and socially
  • Gain high self-esteem, and learn co-operation, tolerance and respect for others and the environment
  • Be flexible and adaptable in the changing world and acquire skills to achieve economic well-being
  • Take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices
  • Make a positive contribution as citizens of the wider world
  • Seek a healthy lifestyle in body, mind and spirit

We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing:

  • A caring, family atmosphere, with a clear set of moral values based on a Christian ethos
  • Support, challenge and encouragement, through a partnership between home, school, and the community
  • A broad, balanced and challenging curriculum
  • An educational experience of the highest quality, that caters for the individual needs of each child
  • A friendly, lively and stimulating learning environment, with innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
  • An enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and school visits
  • A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

  • Striving for improvement in all we do
  • Working together towards common goals
  • Valuing and developing all those who work within it

Governors’ Code of Practice

Code of Practice for School Governors


Mrs Sheila FilesĀ (Appointed for one year)

Vice Chair

Dr S Wood (Appointed for one year)

Governing Body Working Groups


Mr N Turley

Ms E Moody

Rev M Talbot


Mrs N Turley

Ms S Afzal

Dr S Wood


Mr N Turley

Mr B Brown

Mrs S Files

Mrs J Butler

Mrs K Cornforth


Mrs Debbie Charlton
Threlkeld CE Primary School
Blease Road
CA12 4RX

Contact Us

Mr Nick Turley,
Threlkeld CE Primary School,
Blease Road,
CA12 4RX

Tel/Fax: 017687 79680

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