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 Workington in case parents have not made their preferences known yet.

Some of these schools are in neighbouring areas, like Cockermouth, Maryport, and Whitehaven, because we looked at schools that were in a five-mile radius of Workington.

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 three primary schools within a five-mile radius of Workington that are rated outstanding by Ofsted.

They are:

  • Ashfield Infant and Nursery School on Newlands Lane, Workington, CA14 3JG
  • Victoria Infant and Nursery School on Islay Place, Workington, CA14 3XB
  • Grasslot Infant School on Main Road, Maryport, CA15 8BT

There are 18 schools within a five-mile radius of Workington that are rated good, which is one grade below outstanding.

They are:

  • St Bridget’s CofE School in Brigham, Cockermouth, CA13 0TU
  • Broughton Primary School on Moor Road, Cockermouth, CA13 0YT
  • Dean CofE School in Dean, Workington, CA14 4TH
  • Broughton Moor Primary School in Broughton Moor, Maryport, CA15 7RZ
  • Lowca Community School in Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QS
  • Flimby Primary School on Rye Hill Road, Maryport, CA15 8PJ
  • Distington Community School on Church Road, Workington, CA14 5TE
  • Derwent Vale Primary and Nursery School on William Street, Workington, CA14 1WA
  • Beckstone Primary School on Eadie Street, Workington, CA14 5PX
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School on Holden Road, Workington, CA14 5LN
  • Seaton St Paul’s CofE Junior School in Seaton Park, Workington, CA14 1HA
  • Westfield Nursery and Primary School on Nilsson Drive, Workington, CA14 5BD
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School on Furness Road, Workington, CA14 3PD
  • Northside Primary School on Northside Road, Workington, CA14 1BD
  • Ashfield Junior School on High Street, Workington, CA14 4ES
  • Victoria Junior School on Victoria Road, Workington, CA14 2RE
  • St Michael’s Infant and Junior School on Station Road, Workington, CA14 2UY
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School on Derwent Street, Workington, CA14 2DW