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Due to the coronavirus outbreak school closed on 27th March and staff are working at a childcare hub at Robert Ferguson School. We are still checking emails so if you have any questions please email secretary@newinf.cumbria.sch.uk  Thank you.



At Newlaithes Nursery & Infant School we have two reception classes and can therefore admit up to 60 children each year. Details of how places are allocated can be found here.


Cumbria Local Authority decides our admissions. Admissions Team members are always happy to advise parents and carers about applying for school places. You can contact them on 01228 221582. They can also advise you about being placed on our waiting list for places if none are available in your child's year group.


Information about appealing for a school place should you be unsuccessful is available here.


If you are moving into the area and would like to visit our school please call us to make an appointment on 01228 525756.


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our catchment area and the Local Authority admission arrangements below. Further details are also available in our prospectus (below). Visits to school are available or you are welcome to attend our open evening on Thursday 14th November 5-6pm.

If your child is due to start school in September 2020 the deadline for applications is 15th January 2020.  You can access the Local Authority website to make your application here.


If you would like to come and look around school please telephone us on 01228 525756 to make an appointment. 

School Prospectus