OFSTED inspections may have been suspended until 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis but that doe not mean choosing the right primary school for your child can be put on hold - especially with the deadline for 2021 applications closing in January.

With that in mind, we have put together a comprehensive list of all the current Ofsted ratings for primary schools in Barrow, Dalton, Ulverston, Askam and Millom.

For full details and comments, please head to the Government’s website.

A select few schools in the area ranked as outstanding, while the majority are rated as good and some have been told they require improvement.


Newbarns Primary & Nursery School, Barrow.


Askam Village School; Barrow Island Community Primary School; Black Combe Junior School, Millom; Brisbane Park Infant School, Barrow; Broughton CofE Primary and Nursery School; Burlington CofE School, Kirkby; Cambridge Primary School, Barrow; Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School; Church Walk CofE Primary School; Croftlands Infant School and Croftlands Junior School, Ulverston; Dalton St Mary’s CofE Primary School; Dane Ghyll Community Primary School and Nursey, Barrow; George Romney Junior School, Dalton; Greengate Junior School, Barrow; Haverigg Primary School; Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Barrow; Ireleth St Peter’s CofE Primary School; Leven Valley CofE Primary School, Backbarrow; Lindal and Marton Primary School; Low Furness CofE Primary School, Great Urswick; Millom Infant School; Newton Primary School; North Walney Primary & Nursery School; Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School; Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, Dalton; Pennington CofE School; Roose School; Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Barrow; Sandside Lodge School, Ulverston; Sir John Barrow School, Ulverston; South Walney Infant and Nursery School; St Columba’s School, Barow; St George’s CofE School, Barrow; St James’ Catholic Primary School, Millom; St James’ CofE Junior School, Barrow; St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ulverston; St Paul’s CofE Junior School, Barrow; Vickerstown School, Barrow; Victoria Academy, Barrow.

Requires improvement

Captain Shaw’s CofE School, Millom; Chetwynde School, Barrow; George Hastwell School, Barrow; Ramsden Infant School, Barrow; St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Barrow; Thwaites School.

The deadline for applications is January 15. Enquires to school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk.