Welcome to Bishops Lydeard
Church School

A Bath and Wells Academy



...and Friendship

Welcome to Bishops Lydeard Church School

Spring 2021

Welcome back to all of our children and families. Whether you are in school learning or completing online learning at home, we will continue to support you with a broad and balanced curriculum to reflect our values and ensure we continue to achieve our aim of ‘life in all it’s fullness’

Intent: Our curriculum is designed to achieve strong outcomes, positive mental and physical health, resilience and identity: reflecting our vision of ‘life in all its fullness’.

Autumn 2020

Please follow the link to see the letter that has been sent to the school community today (19/12/2020)

Single confirmed case letter

Welcome back everyone!

We will continue to keep the information we shared with you on this page regarding Covid-19 for people to reference if they need to. Our newsletter and the posts in our essential information zone will also provide updates.

We are thrilled to be back and the class pages are up and running with the learning already happening in school.  Our closed school Facebook group is also full of the learning happening in school- please do ask to join if you would like to.

There is a positive and purposeful atmosphere in school and we are proud of the children’s respect for the school rules and procedures around hygiene and movement around the school- our culture of safeguarding and promoting and carrying out good hygiene practises are embedded and keeping everyone safe.

We look forward to spending another year with all of you and look forward to the learning journey ahead.

We are part of the Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust. We have a nursery which takes children from 2 years old and six classes. Of our six classes 5 are straight year groups and our Ladybird class is a Reception/Year 1 mix.

We offer a distinctly Christian learning environment, at the heart of our village community, based on the values of respect, endurance and friendship.

Intent: Our curriculum is designed to achieve strong outcomes, positive mental and physical health, resilience and identity: reflecting our vision of ‘life in all its fullness’.

Our curriculum is broad and enriching and is designed around the needs of the child and community whilst also ensuring children are well prepared and able to make the most of their next steps of learning and beyond. We endeavour to ensure that all children achieve their full potential and have the mental and physical health and skills to continue to be life long learners. Our vision isThat they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.   

Our school is set in a stunning location at the foot of the Quantock Hills and we take full advantage of our fantastic indoor and outdoor learning environment to enable every child to recognise their potential and develop their individual talents.

We have a team of dedicated staff who build positive relationships with our children based on mutual respect and tolerance. This enables us to challenge the children to be brave and bold with their learning. We believe in the importance of working with children and their families particular as parents are children’s most enduring educator. We proactively work to develop and maintain strong home-school partnerships.

A message from Mrs Harvey

Since joining Bishops Lydeard Church School at Easter 2019 I have developed an understanding of the vision and values for the children and our school. I have listened to the stakeholders and have strategically planned the next steps to further improve the education and wider well-being of our children. These actions will develop over the coming months and years and will be openly communicated via our website, newsletters, series of meetings and conversations with parents and staff.

If you would like to visit our school, please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time.

Paper copies of letters and documents that appear on this website are available from the school office.

Head Teacher: Mrs Lisa Harvey

Chair of Governors: Mr David Williams 

Office Manager and member of staff who deals with enquiries from parents and members of the public: Mrs Tracey Fillingham

Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Lisa Harvey,  Mrs Sarah Culverhouse and Mr James Dakin

SENDCo: Mrs Sara Morecroft Walker- please either contact the office to make an appointment with Mrs Morecroft-Walker or contact Mrs Morecroft- Walker on 

Working days for Mrs Morecroft – Walter are Tuesday and Thursday.

Appeals Timetable – BWMAT 2020-2021 (1)