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Eaglesfield Paddle C. E. Primary Academy through its Christian ethos and curriculum aims to help its children to become independent, confident, self disciplined individuals, proud of their achievements and sensitive to the needs of others.


Specific Aims are to help our children:


  • To read with fluency and accuracy.
  • To develop a legible style of handwriting and satisfactory standards in punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • To develop the ability to speak with clarity and confidence appropriate to various situations and occasions.
  • To develop the skills of listening with patience, attention and understanding.
  • To develop the skills necessary to retrieve information from a
  • variety of sources.
  • To develop the ability to apply computational skills with confidence and understanding and to understand the place of Mathematics in everyday life.





Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy, known locally as Paddle School, is a Church of England Primary Academy for children aged 3 -11 years. The school was formerly a Grant Maintained school. The Governors have total responsibility for the work and conduct of the school. In September l996 a 52 place nursery class was established, which  serves an extended catchment area. A separate brochure is available for the nursery.


After the 1998 Education Act was passed the school became a Voluntary Aided School in September 1999. The school was awarded Beacon status in 2001 in recognition of its outstanding work and achievements. Other achievements include Investors In People, Healthy School Status, Active Mark Sports Award and DFES Achievement Award 2000 and 2001 and 2002. The Achievement Award Scheme was then abandoned. The school was last inspected in November 2008 and for the second time received the highest possible grading of Outstanding in all areas.  In 2011 the school converted to Academy staus.


Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy serves the following communities:


  • Eaglesfield
  • Greysouthen
  • Deanscales
  • Mosser
  • Pardshaw Hall
  • Pardshaw
  • Blindbothel
  • Bridgefoot (East of the River Marron)
  • Brandlingill