Welcome to St Bega’s!

Nurturing and inspiring lifelong learners through compassion, friendship and community.

St Bega’s C of E Primary School is a very small village school nestled in the picturesque Eskdale Valley. In March 2020 we were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. St Bega’s is a nurturing environment, enriched with Christian values and a passion for the outdoors. Staff here are committed to safeguarding all children.

St Bega’s Mission

Our inspiration: John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”

At St Bega’s, our mission is to create a secure, enjoyable environment enriched by Christian values, where an inclusive community of children become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible, active citizens through a broad and creative curriculum.

Our Vision for Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills

Our Inspiration:  Proverbs 8:11 “For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her”

Our Intent:

  • We use innovative and inspiring teaching methods so that children at St Bega’s experience joy, wonder, amazement, fascination and delight as they learn.
  • We develop and celebrate the enquiring mind through a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which is accessible to all.
  • We value all children, and emphasise the progress of each individual child just as much as their achievements.
  • We are a learning community, sharing with and learning from one another.

Our Desired Impact:

  • At St Bega’s, we provide a broadly based curriculum, covering academic, artistic, technical, practical and physical subjects, designed to engage the children.
  • All children at St Bega’s make good progress across the curriculum.
  • Children at St Bega’s are confident learners.

Our Vision for Educating for Hope and Aspiration

Our Inspiration:  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

Our Intent:

  • We want all children to know that they are valued at St Bega’s.
  • St Bega’s will provide children and staff with a rich experience of Christianity, whatever their personal or family beliefs.
  • Children will be encouraged to develop their dreams, and will build confidence that they have a positive future.

Our Desired Impact:

  • Staff and governors at St Bega’s model positive relationships, supporting each other through difficult times.
  • Children at St Bega’s learn in an environment where Christian values run through the entire curriculum, are explicitly discussed and are the bedrock of the school’s ethos.

Our Vision for Educating for Community and Living Well Together

Our Inspiration:  Mark 12:31 “Love your neighbour as yourself”

Our Intent:

  • St Bega’s is a friendly and hospitable school, where everyone is welcomed and valued.
  • Children at St Bega’s learn that they are part of a global faith community, and to respect other views and beliefs.
  • Children at St Bega’s learn to be good stewards of their natural environment.

Our Desired Impact:

  • Children at St Bega’s learn the skills of building friendships, and of giving and receiving forgiveness when things go wrong.
  • When difficulties occur at St Bega’s, staff and governors work out their differences with the best interests of the children in mind.
  • Children at St Bega’s engage with their wider community and help to address its needs.

Our Vision for Educating for Dignity and Respect

Our Inspiration:  Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them”

Our Intent:

  • At St Bega’s, all children, staff and governors are individually valued as God’s children, whatever their background or personal needs.
  • St Bega’s provides a safe and positive environment which affirms each child’s skills, gifts and qualities and which celebrates the uniqueness of each child.
  • At St Bega’s , we aim to develop security, confidence and high self-esteem in all children and staff, by offering support, care and pastoral guidance wherever and for whomever it is needed.

Our Desired Impact:

  • All children at St Bega’s develop both a strong sense of self-worth and the skills to show consideration for others.
  • Staff at St Bega’s feel valued and able to contribute their skills and gifts to the development of the school.
  • Everyone at St Bega’s has a safe environment in which to realise their dignity.