Consultation on the proposed opening of Maryport CE Primary School

Closed 8 Jun 2018

Opened 30 Apr 2018


This consultation document is about the possible establishment of an all-through primary school to replace the existing Maryport Infant School and Maryport Church of England (C of E) Junior School.

The two schools already share a site and use the same building. In reality, parents would see very little change in the way the two schools work together now from the way things would work as a single primary school. We are not proposing to build a new school; the existing building would continue to be used, only with a single headteacher and a single governing body.

Why We Are Consulting

The combined school would become a C of E school in the same way that the current junior school is. There are currently no C of E infant schools in Maryport and by extending the age range of the junior school we would be increasing the choices available to parents in the area.

Becoming an all-through primary school would remove the need for parents to apply for transfer to the junior school at the end of the infant stage. Once children have joined the school in the Reception Year they would be guaranteed a place until it was time to go to secondary school.

What Happens Next

Regulations mean that if the county council or school governors propose significant changes to a school there must be a consultation process and publication of those proposals in a statutory notice.


  • Maryport East ED
  • Maryport West ED


  • Parents
  • Staff


  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Nursery education