Welcome to ‘The School On The Hill.’


Fleetwood’s Charity Church of England Primary School is sited on the top of Preesall Hill, looking across Morecambe Bay towards The Lake District and Bowland Fells. Local children have been coming here for over 300 years, since Richard Fleetwood’s legacy built the school in 1695.


Whilst we do have a very significant history, our school’s work is all about giving children the best possible education so they can confidently get the most out of life, both now and in the future. As a Church of England Primary School our work is underpinned by Christian Values, helping children to feel part of, and contribute towards, our community and the wider world.


We teach the National Curriculum so that children learn important skills and knowledge and we aim to do that in a way that inspires our pupils and gives them the self-confidence to know that they can succeed in school and beyond. We also go a long way beyond the usual school curriculum; if you explore this website you will see examples of active, exciting learning, of Forest School activities, of community links and of lots of experiences such as dancing, acting, singing, art and sport that are all part of the excellent education children receive here.


As a relatively small school, children often learn alongside older or younger classmates, which helps to build their social skills. It also means that there is a strong support network for children as staff know children well across school. We have developed this support and now have eight ‘family groups’ named after woodland creatures – each family group is made up of children from every class, who get to know each other, eat together and do activities together, so that all our children know others beyond their usual classes.


If you are a parent looking for a school for your child that is both successful academically as well as supportive and nurturing towards children as individuals please get in touch to arrange a visit to see our school in action.


John Belshire

Head Teacher


Please ring the school office on  01253 810324 if you have any queries relating to school and Mrs K Rapaccioli (Bursar) will be happy to help.

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