The St Ninian Catholic Federation, Carlisle


St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community School federated in September 2016 out of a commitment to the children of both schools; to provide the best possible education by working closely together, sharing resources and staff and praying together.


Thank you for your kind interest in our schools. We aim to make our schools  safe, caring and academically challenging environments. We are very proud of our happy and developing schools, made possible only with the inspirational support of a hard working team of staff, the Governing Body and parents. The parishes and the wider communities work in partnership with the schools to collectively ensure each have a part to play in the spiritual and educational development of each child.


Our schools recognise and value the whole child and, in addition to a challenging curriculum, we offer a wide range of activities before, during and after school, such as sports, music and arts. Our teachers and support staff are devoted to developing every child and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Every child is important to us.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Home and school work closely together to provide a safe and secure environment in which children grow in confidence and independence. From this foundation children are able to acquire respect for themselves, others and the environment; to use their powers of reasoning and imagination to discover, analyse, innovate, solve problems and to express their ideas confidently and to develop an enjoyment and life-long love of learning.


We hope that you find the information on our website helpful and informative. As it can only give you an outline of what our schools have to offer, we would encourage you to visit our schools, speak to staff, meet our pupils and see our wonderful schools in action.



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