The deadline for parents to apply to get their children in primary school is fast approaching.

With a date of January 15 set for the deadline for primary school applications, we have made a list of some of the ‘best’ schools in Carlisle in case parents have not made their preferences known yet.

Although this can be an anxious time for parents, last year 92.2 per cent of families were offered their first-choice primary school and 98.1 per cent received offers from one of their top three choices.

Parents can also feel reassured that the proportion of schools which are good or outstanding is higher than it was 10 years ago – 88 per cent now compared to 68 per cent in 2010.

There are five primary schools within a five-mile radius of Carlisle, with one in Brampton, that are rated outstanding by Ofsted.

They are:

  • Crosby-on-Eden CofE School on The Garth, Carlisle, CA6 4QN
  • Wreay CofE Primary School in Wreay, Carlisle, CA4 0RL
  • Hayton CofE Primary School in Hayton, Brampton, CA8 9HR
  • James Rennie School (special school) on California Road, Carlisle, CA3 0BU

There are 35 schools within a five-mile radius of Carlisle that are rated good, which is one grade below outstanding.

They are:

  • Irthington Village School in Irthington, CA6 4NJ
  • Raughton Head CofE School in Ruahgton Head, CA5 7DD
  • Fir Ends Primary School, on Skitby Road, Brampton, CA6 6AY
  • Wiggonby CofE School in Wiggonby, Wigton, CA7 0JR
  • Thursby Primary School in Thursby, Carlisle, CA5 6PN
  • Kirkbambton CofE School in Kirkbampton, Carlisle, CA5 6HX
  • Burgh by Sands CofE School in Burgh by Sands, Carlisle, CA5 6AP
  • Great Orton Primary School in Great Orton, Carlisle, CA5 6NA
  • Great Corby School in Great Corby, Carlisle, CA4 8NE
  • Rockcliffe CofE School in Rockcliffe, Carlisle, CA6 4AA
  • Warwick Bridge Primary School off the A69 in Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RE
  • Blackford CofE Primary School off the A7 in Blackford, Carlisle CA6 4ES
  • Cumwhinton School on School Road, Carlisle, CA4 8DU
  • Stoneraise School in Durdar, Carlisle, CA5 7AT
  • Scotby CofE Primary School on Park Road, Carlisle, CA4 8AT
  • Houghton CofE Primary School on Jackson Road, Carlisle, CA3 0PA
  • Yewdale School on Yewdale Road, Carlisle, CA2 7SD
  • Pennine Way Primary School on Edgehill Road, Carlisle, CA1 3SN
  • Petteril Bank School on Burnett Road, Carlisle, CA1 3BX
  • Cummersdale School in Carlisle CA2 6BD
  • Kingmoor Junior School on Liddle Close, Carlisle, CA3 0DU
  • Belle Vue Primary School on Beaver Road, Carlisle, CA2 7PT
  • Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School on Hether Drive, Carlisle, CA3 0ES
  • Inglewood Junior School on Arnside Road, Carlisle, CA1 3QA
  • Inglewood Infant School on School Road, Carlisle, CA1 3LX
  • Upperby Primary School on Uldale Road, Carlisle, CA2 4JT
  • Newlaithes Infant School on Langrigg Road, Carlisle, CA2 6DX
  • St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School on Kirklands Road, Carlisle, CA2 4JD
  • St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community School on Victoria Road, Carlisle, CA1 2UE
  • St Bede’s Catholic Primary School on Strathclyde Avenue, Carlisle, CA2 7DS
  • The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School on Harold Street, Carlisle, CA2 4HG
  • Robert Ferguson Primary School on East Dale Street, Carlisle, CA2 5LA
  • Stanwix School on Church Street, Carlisle, CA3 9DW
  • Norman Street Primary School on Norman Street, Carlisle, CA1 2BQ
  • Brook Street Primary School on Edward Street, Carlisle, CA1 2JB