Lorrayne Hughes OBE
Chief Executive

An introduction to Cumbria Education Trust.

The trust is responsible for the education of more than 5,000 young people across ten primary schools, three secondaries and our West Coast Sixth Form.

While we have grown quickly, the vision for our young people remains the same; to enable every one to reach their potential by providing an innovative and inspiring learning experience.

We believe in raising the aspirations of our children and helping them aim higher. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is enriched by many wonderful and exciting opportunities.

‘Be the best you can be’ is a motto shared throughout our schools, as are the key characteristics of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

I firmly believe that schools are stronger when they work together and sharing best practice across our primaries and secondaries is part of everyday life. It is also a priority to support teachers with excellent professional development opportunities, which in turn benefits all our children.

Our schools are a vital cog in their local communities and we are fortunate to count on strong support from families and stakeholders in each area.

I hope that what you read on this website encourages you to find out more – whether you are a parent searching for the best school for your child, a teacher aiming to progress your career, school governors looking to the future or a business wanting to support your local community and young people.

Lorrayne Hughes OBE, Chief Executive, Cumbria Education Trust