Lydiate Primary and Nursery School

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

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website and I hope you find it useful. Our motto is 'Inspire, Achieve, Prepare for Life' which says it all about our mission here. As Headteacher, my aim, along with all the staff is to provide the very best education for your children so they grow up to be very confident, happy and successful in all they do.


We are a thriving, happy school which is always striving to improve which I hope is reflected throughout the website. You should find all of the information you might need to access inside the website. 


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.


If you are a prospective parent, please do not hesitate to get in touch and come and have a look at our wonderful school. I would be more than happy to give you a guided tour.


Mrs Forshaw




If you have any enquiries, please contact the school office in the first instance. Miss Coles or Miss Schofield will be happy to answer your enquiry, or direct you to the relevant member of staff.

Our Staff 2019/20


Headteacher: Mrs Forshaw

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs Allen, Upper School Leader,  Mrs Laycock, Lower School Leader

SENCO: Mrs K Allen

Office Manager: Mrs Wilson

Office Staff: Miss Coles

Site Manager: Mr S Beddoe



Holly Nursery           Teacher: Mrs Laidler                         TAs: Mrs Maynard, Mrs Parry

Acorn (Reception)     Teacher: Miss Dower                        TAs: Mrs Pritchard, Miss Shields

Rowan (Year 1)         Teacher: Mr Leach                            TAs: Mrs Smith, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Grant

Cedar (Year 2)          Teachers: Mrs Laycock/Miss Arndt   TAs: Mrs Smith, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Grant

Maple (Year 2)          Teacher: Mrs Foulkes                        TAs: Mrs Smith, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Grant

Elm (Year 3)              Teacher: Mr Forbes                          TAs: Mrs Hollinshead

Cherry (Year 3/4)      Teacher: Mr Barker                           TAs: Mrs Bond, 

Poplar (Year 4)          Teacher: Mrs Allen/Ms Povey

                                 Trainee: Mr Seymour                        TAs: Mrs Bond, 

Sycamore (Year 5)     Teacher: MissBurton/Mrs Faragher   TAs: Mrs Bowen,

Birch (Year 5/6)         Teacher: Mr Hannaford                    TAs: Mrs Bowen, 

Oak (Year 6)              Teacher: Mr Zaim                             TAs: Mrs Bowen, 


HLTAs: Mrs Londesborough and Mrs Bond

One-to-one TA: Mrs Hollinshead


Welfare Lower School: Mrs Travis, Mrs Rogers, Mrs Scraggs, Mrs Hollinshead, Miss Coles

Welfare Upper School: Mrs Higham, Mrs Hollinshead, Miss Coles,

Ms Thomas, Ms Rowlands

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