8th February 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Headteacher Appointment

I wrote to you last month regarding the retirement of, Mr. Johnson and that we would be advertising for his replacement.

The recruitment process has been completed and I am delighted to inform you, Mr. Stuart Dixon has been appointed as Headteacher of Alston Moor Federation.

He will take up his post from September 2019 and I’m sure you’ll join with the governors, teachers and students in giving him a warm welcome as well as wishing him success as our new Headteacher.

Yours sincerely

Brian Cooper

Chair of Governors

Welcome to Alston Moor Federation

Newly formed on 1st September 2015, our Federation comprises three schools: Alston Primary School; Nenthead Primary School; and Samuel King’s School. Click on the icons below left and you will quickly realise just how small our schools are, particularly Nenthead and Samuel King’s. We see this as a huge advantage and do everything we can to exploit it.

We serve the close-knit communities of Alston Moor and the upper Weardale and Teesdale valleys, and our schools mirror that. A majority of our staff live locally. Links with parents are strong, and often on first name terms. Students and staff know each other well. Our children feel secure and gain the skills, qualifications and confidence that they need to enjoy their lives outside and beyond school.

We welcome visitors, whether they are prospective families, wider community members or other people looking to learn from us and/or contribute to our on-going success. Please feel free to contact us either by telephone or email.


Designated Safeguard Lead:                  

Ms Sally Timmons – Contact: 01434 381236     Email: stimmons@samuelkings.cumbria.sch.uk

Mrs Kate Bainbridge – Contact: 01434 381400     Email: kbainbridge@nenthead.cumbria.sch.uk

Cover for Designated Safeguard Lead:  

Mr Ian Johnson- Contact: 01434 381236       Email: ijohnson@samuelkings.cumbria.sch.uk