Rory Stewart MP met with children and staff at Patterdale C of E School on Friday, where he was given a tour of the facilities by head teacher Liz Stewart.

The school currently has 29 students and has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted. As well as running a nursery and after school clubs for the children, it also houses a ‘community development centre’ and full IT suite, which was obtained with European funding. The centre offers ‘health walks’ in partnership with the local health centre, and also runs adult education classes such as computer training and digital camera courses.

Speaking after the visit Rory said: “It was wonderful to visit Patterdale School on Friday and meet some of the students and their dedicated teachers. The school has amazing facilities and a lovely atmosphere, and I was very pleased to find out all about its role as a local community hub, which makes it an invaluable asset to the rural Ullswater valley.”

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