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.
Dewi Bromage (Mr)
Phileas and Jess the dog have been busy in Mr Bromage's greenhouse this week. What have you been up to? Take a look at our yeargroup blogs to find out...
Phillipa and Jess have been enjoying the sunny weather this week! I bet you have too, but what else have you been up to? Take a peek at our blogs to find out!
Like lots of you, Phileas and I are at home at the moment. That doesn't mean that we're not having fun or learning though! Take a look at your year group blog to find out who I'm standing next to underneath! Philippa xxx
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the statement issued by Sheffield City Council at 10am this morning, the school is now able to confirm that from Monday 15 June it will be open for Vulnerable Pupils, and for existing and newly attending children of Critical Workers in all year groups who have indicated that they wish their child to attend.
Due to the necessity of following government guidance that schools focus upon ensuring that Vulnerable Children and the children of Critical Workers attend school in the initial phases of wider re-opening of settings, and the very high incidence of children at the school with at least one recorded Critical Worker parent or carer, it is not been possible for the school to re-open more widely in a safe way to non-Critical Worker pupils at this point in time.However, the school is very aware of the needs of its currently non-attending pupils and families, particularly in the context of more recent government guidance issued earlier this week regarding the further viability of all school pupils returning to their settings prior to the end of this academic year.To this end, the school is seeking to develop its home learning processes over the coming days in order to ensure that its offer meets the needs of your child and family as closely as possible.
The school would also like to offer an update upon transition arrangements at this time:
- Pupils in F2 will be informed of their new teaching groupings from September onwards in a update to parents and carers on Friday.
- As parents and carers will be aware, Year 1 pupils have been mixed before transfer into Year 2.As such, Y1 parents and carers will receive a message from the school as planned on Friday regarding next year’s teaching groups.Please note that due to GDPR data protection requirements, the school is not able to distribute class lists of pupils to parents and carers.
- Information for parents and carers of Y2 pupils regarding teaching groupings for their child at the school’s sister setting, Lydgate Junior School, from September onwards will be distributed shortly.
- In addition, the school has been exploring transition options further in order to facilitate opportunities for all of its Y2 pupils (both attending and non-attending) to take place and will communicate further information in this regard to parents and carers of Y2 pupils as soon as possible.
As noted previously, the school would like to thank all parents and carers for their understanding and patience during this exceptionally difficult time, and to again assure you that further information will be shared as soon as is possible.Should you require any further information at this time, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Best wishes to you all, and many thanks for your continuing support.