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Lydiate Primary School


Primary School

School Information

Welcome to Lydiate Primary School from all the staff and Mrs Forshaw, our new Headteacher.

We hope you find the website useful. Please note our website is currently being re-designed and we hope to have a brand new one up and running this term. We are working really hard to improve our communication systems and to provide a website that parents and visitors will find much easier to navigate! Thank you for all the suggestions and ideas for the new motto and logo. We are hoping to incorporate many of your ideas in the new designs and signage around school.

Some of our key policies are currently being updated. These will be taken to governors this term for approval.  

If you would like any further information on anything you have seen on the website or would like paper copies of any information, please do ask the office.


Please find below important information about our school.

Paper copies of all documents on this website can be provided free of charge.

Below you will also find a copy of our latest OfSTED Report or you can view a copy by copying and pasting the following website address into your browser:

You can also view the school performance tables at:

Statement Of Safeguarding Intent

Lydiate Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs).

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.

Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request. Sometimes we mayneed to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher), who will consider what action to take.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead  (DSL) is Mrs G Forshaw (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Jess Dower. Our Governors overseeing Safeguarding are Mr S Moore, Mrs S Gordon and Mr G Nuttall.

If you wish to find out more information about Sefton's Anti-Bullying Strategy click on the link here:

and if you want to know more about e-safety click on this link...


Our Children

We have wonderful children that make up our school and all of them are very special to us. They brighten up the mornings, make our lessons an exciting learning experience and fill the breaktimes with fun and laughter. They take part in everything that we have to offer and then come back for more. It is the children who give our school its energy, its vibrancy and its excitement and it is our children that we serve.

Our Staff

We want to give our children as many exciting learning opportunities as possible, so the dedicated and skilled staff work late into the evenings to devise the best possible lessons or run fun clubs for our children to enjoy and learn from. They love our children and strive daily to give them the best possible start in life, acting as fine role models, as well as excellent professionals. We have a fabulous Nursery, which provides close links and good transitions into school and the staff work closely with our Reception teachers to coordinate work and events.

The Atmosphere

The atmosphere of the school is that of partnership and togetherness, with the community spirit being nurtured carefully through the involvement of the local community. On meeting the children you immediately sense the warmth of the welcome as you are surrounded by smiling faces eager to show you their work and share their achievements. New children are immediately looked after and encouraged to grow by other willing children – there is a real sense of community as the children seek to learn together for the future.

If you would like to view the school, please telephone and make an appointment. If you wish to apply for a school place, follow the link below: