About Our School

Often described as “a rural school in an idyllic setting” Leck St Peter’s Church of England Primary School is the most northerly school in Lancashire and close to the borders of Cumbria and North Yorkshire in a uniquely lovely environment. It is within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School it receives funding through both the Church and the County, and the governing body reflects the involvement of the Church, in policy-making responsibilities. Our school within the Diocese of Blackburn, serves the parishes of Leck, Tunstall, Ireby, Burrow & the surrounding area as far as Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton and Bentham. Since September 2023 our school has joined the Lune Valley Federation with Hornby St Margaret’s.

It has a long history.  The first school at Cowan Bridge was founded in 1820 by Rev Wilson, then rector of Tunstall parish, for the education of clergymen’s daughters.  Charlotte Bronte and her sisters were sent to this school.  Her impressions of ‘Lowood School’ are recorded in Jane Eyre.

There has been a school on our site since 1857 when the original building was erected. Since then our school has been updated to provide accommodation for all aspects of the modern curriculum.

We offer a primary education to children aged 3 – 11 between the hours of 9.00am – 3.15pm. (31.25hrs)

Our Ethos, Vision & Values

We strive, through our Christian ethos and a broad curriculum, to welcome all children into our caring family. We will prepare pupils to be responsible and caring, global citizens of the 21st century. Our children will be guided and supported to achieve their potential as they are all of infinite worth.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

“Valuing each person as created in the image of God and

therefore of infinite worth”


We promote a school community based on sympathetic understanding of the Christian Faith and with commitment to the Christian Ethos.

We welcome all children from the neighbourhood irrespective of their parents’ beliefs, providing an environment where Faith ideas might be explored.

We give priority to the spiritual, mental and physical development of all pupils, through all aspects of the National Curriculum.

We address the changing issues of contemporary society through our Christian ethos and curriculum to prepare pupils to be responsible and caring global citizens of the 21st Century.

We welcome and support interaction between school, home, church and the wider community.