Message from Mrs Powell, Headteacher

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as Headteacher of Burlington Church of England Primary and Nursery School. I am proud of the children, staff, parents and governors whom all work hard to ensure Burlington is a happy and friendly place to work and thrive.

We are a happy and caring small rural school situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District with stunning views across the Duddon Estuary, Langdales and up to Kirkby Moor. We have just under 70 pupils on role and children may start school once they have turned three years old. We serve the community of Kirkby in Furness but also reach out to the villages of Soutergate, Wallend and Grizebeck to name a few. Taxis bring some of our children to school each morning due to the rural nature of our community.

Parents, pupils, Governors and staff pride themselves in developing the whole child. In order to achieve this, we place a great emphasis on ensuring that our children develop a confidence, enjoyment and commitment to learning while being nurtured in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

We place a great deal of value on the children enjoying education. Trips, visitors, the outdoors, exciting lessons and activities are common place. Our curriculum is designed to ensure we capture the awe and wonder of the world around us, starting with visits to our local woods once a week for our youngest pupils in Class 1.

I know our children leave Burlington School with confidence in themselves and with many fond memories. There is nothing more important than our children andfamilies. We put them first, work together and ensure they achieve their best. That is what we intend to do every day.

I am proud of our children, school and of our community.

Burlington truly is ‘like one big family’.

We understand that deciding the right school for your child is an extremely important and often difficult decision.  We believe the best way to understand what Burlington CE Primary and Nursery School would  provide for you and your child is to come and visit our school.  We would be delighted to show you around.  Please arrange a visit to see what we have to offer.

Please call in or ring to make an appointment for a visit on 01229 889210 where you can speak to Mrs Thompson, the School’s Business Manager. Alternatively, the office email is

Sarah Powell, Headteacher

Teach me thy way, O Lord
Psalm 86 v 11


News Updates


School will be closed on Monday 4th December due to adverse weather conditions.


From 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria will change. The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities. More information can be found here.

Our Values and Ethos

Burlington Church of England Primary and Nursery School provides a safe, calm, happy and secure environment where children develop the Christian values of trust, compassion, respect and perseverance through a broad, engaging and exciting curriculum at the heart of our local community.

Learning with love and laughter, believing and achieving.

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me;…”

Mark Ch9 v37

New Students

School Admissions

We are a small, family orientated school, always ready to welcome new children. If you would like to visit our school, please contact the office on or call 01229 889 210

For information on admissions please visit the Cumbria County Council website using the link below.


Please use the link below for helpful information with regards the Coronavirus.

Many thanks to the Penrith Hub Information Site for School Communities for allowing us to share their link.

COVID-19 Catch Up Plan

For the academic year 2020-2021 Burlington CE Primary School received a Government Grant. Details of the school’s spending plan can be found here.

Cumbria County Council COVID-19 Page

Please use the link below for helpful information from Cumbria County Council on Coronavirus.

Quick Links

Our Schools App

Online version of App. Enter postcode LA17 to find Burlington School.

Copies of the school’s newsletter can also be found here.

Term Dates

Click here to find out our term dates for future years.

Dinner Menu

Visit ParentPay using your unique parent login to manage your child’s meals.

School Blog

Click here to find out some of the exciting things we have been doing in school.


Contact Us


School Road,
Kirkby in Furness,
LA17 7UH

Phone number

Mrs Sarah Powell, Headteacher and SENDCo

01229 889210


Mrs Thompson, School Business Manager

01229 889 210