Welcome to Bishops Lydeard
Church School

A Bath and Wells Academy



...and Friendship

Welcome to Bishops Lydeard Church School

We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all children at Bishops Lydeard Church School and expect everyone to share this commitment.

In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’ s safety or wellbeing.

Bishops Lydeard Church School is a nurturing, inclusive primary school.

We are part of the Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust. We have a nursery which takes children from 2 years old and seven single year group classes, with up to thirty children in each class. We offer a distinctly Christian learning environment, at the heart of our village community, based on the values of respect, endurance and friendship.

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 endeavor 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 is ‘That 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 and Mrs Sarah Culverhouse

SENDco: Mrs Lyn Hopkins