Welcome to our school
Welcome to Lydgate Infant School. We are a happy, caring and inclusive school where diversity is valued and celebrated. We believe that learning should be creative, enjoyable and exciting and that the time your child spends here will lay a firm foundation for his or her future.
Our school is a large setting, providing for up to 360 children aged from 4 to 7 years. We are careful to create a ‘small school feel’ for our younger pupils, building our provision to capture the benefits of our larger scale as the children become older. The school has a strong relationship with its sister setting, Lydgate Junior School (about 5 minutes’ walk away), to which the overwhelming majority of pupils progress when entering the junior phase of their education (click here for more information).
Although Victorian in character (built in 1907), our two-storey school building is a modern and bright environment for our young learners, with all 12 of the school’s classrooms having been refurbished in the last 5 years (and each containing an Interactive Whiteboard and bank of computers for pupil use). We have 2 large halls, a school library and several specially furnished ‘break-out’ spaces for small group and intervention work.
In addition, the school has a separate Dining Hall (refurbished in 2016), and prepares freshly cooked meals for pupils direct on the premises each day, meeting the high standards of the ‘Food for Life’ partnership programme in recognition of the quality of its meals for pupils.
We hope that our website will provide you with all the information you need about our school. However, if you would like any further information, or would like to tour the school, please get in touch.
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Our scarecrows (Betty and Harry) will be making an appearance as part of Crosspool Festival shortly, with 'Lydgfest' (our school's Summer Fair) also taking place from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday 29 June. Come along and find out more about our school - all welcome!
We've had great fun as part of World Book Day here in school today! Can you name the potato character?
Pupils of the school proudly display their Gold Award Certificates (in recognition of achieving 100 hours of extra-curricular or out of school activities) at a recent ceremony in Sheffield. Please visit our website's 'Extra-Curricular' page if you are interested in finding out more about the Children's University, and the school's status as an Accredited Centre for Learning under the initiative.
We hope that everyone enjoyed finding out lots of new things about the world as part of our International Week here at school today. It was great fun - finding out all the ways in which we're different, but also all of the ways in which we are the same! Here are a few photographs of our Friday dress-up day, when everyone came to school in clothes from all over the world...