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Fare Share is a charity aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste. It does this by obtaining good quality surplus food from the food industry that would otherwise have gone to waste and distributing it to organisations such as ours.

We collect this produce each Wednesday and make up  bags of good quality produce, which include items such as tinned goods, fresh fruit/veg, pasta, bread, cereal, ready meals, desserts, biscuits, cakes, meats, juices, eggs, cheese etc. The value of the goods in the bag is usually around £10 to £30 (or more). However, we don’t know from week to week what food we will receive, but it is generally of good quality. 

Each Wednesday throughout term from around 2.30pm to 2.50pm, a bag of Fare Share goods will be on offer to all parents.

The cost of a bag is £1. The bags are allocated on a first come - first served basis.

The Cumberland Building Society are currently helping with the cost of supplying this food and we would like to thank them for their kindness and generosity.


If you are struggling in any way and need help with food, please ask in school and we will try to organise a referral to the food bank for you. Please note that any discussion with us will be completely confidential.



We run the FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CO-OP each week, whereby you can buy a fresh bag of fruit or vegetables for £3.50. Orders taken on Tuesday and delivered to school on a Friday. Orders taken at the school office or by telephone 01228 558724

A bag of  fruit/vegetables contains a selection from the following

VEGETABLES                                        FRUIT

broccoli                                                -apples                    

-cauliflower                                         -bananas

-carrots                                                 -plums

-onions                                                  -kiwis

-parsnips                                               -pears

-sweet potatoes                                  -satsumas





You can join, for as a member for £3.50 a week, and then access a weekly shop for all your essential food, grocery and toiletry items and check each week for new stock

To become a member, complete a form online on -  - or pop in an see them at the address below:

Oasis Pantry, St Paul's Church, Carlisle, CA1 1BJ

Tel: 07838 349561


Have you ever had a problem or a crisis in your life when you needed advice?

Citizens Advice Carlisle and Eden can help.

It provides FREE, confidential, independent advice to people in Carlisle.

They deal with all sorts of problems. People of all ages go to them about benefits like Universal Credit, debt or housing for example. 

If you want to contact them, you can phone at the following times:

for general advice 03444 111 444

Monday 10.00am to 6.00pm

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 3.30pm

For money advice 03300 563 037

Monday 10.00am to 6.00pm

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 3.30pm


Call at their office on 

Wednesday or Friday 10.00am to 3.30pm

Address 4th Floor Broadacre House, Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 0LG

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The Big Project is a one stop shop for information for parents and carers. Click on the link below to visit the site.



Local Secondary Schools

Children from Brook Street School feed into a wide range of secondary schools, some of which are listed below. If you wish to visit one of these schools ahead of making a decision on which school that your child will transfer to, please contact them direct. Please note that there is an entrance exam for QEGS (details below).

Richard Rose Central Academy


Richard Rose Morton Academy


Newman School


Trinity School


William Howard School Brampton


Caldew School, Dalston


Nelson Thomlinson, Wigton


If you would like your child to sit the entrance test for Queen Elizabeth Grammar in Penrith (QEGS), the date to do this is usually the beginning of September until the end of October, but please check direct with QEGS Telephone number 01768 864621

01228 558724