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Welcome to Lydgate Junior School.
We aim to ensure that all children receive a high quality, enjoyable and exciting education.
We feel that our school is a true reflection of the community we serve. Lydgate children are well motivated and come from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Within the school community we appreciate the richness of experience that the children bring to school. This enhances the learning experiences of everyone and it also gives all pupils the opportunity to develop respect and tolerance for each other by working and playing together. We want your child's time at Lydgate to be memorable for the right reasons - that is, a happy, fulfilling and successful period of his/her childhood.
Published: May 16, 2020
It’s all very well Government making big announcements with dashing headlines (Schools to reopen from 1st June) but when they don’t do the detail until later, and when that detail covers only half the possibilities, and when it misses a few of the fundamentals that apply to schools in some contexts,…Read more
Published: May 07, 2020
This morning I have spent an hour in a meeting listening to preparations for thinking about possible responses to announcements that may or may not be made in the next few days about reopening or partial reopening or staged reopening or not of schools and colleges. Or not.Read more
Published: May 02, 2020
Time, said Doctor Who in one of his / her more recent incarnations, is not so much a straight progression of cause to effect, ‘but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff’.Read more
Published: Apr 17, 2020
Thompson’s Law (of kitchen utensils) states, quite accurately, that kitchen utensils expand to fill the cupboard space available.Read more
Published: Apr 10, 2020
One subtle change eagle-eyed parents might pick up on next week is the subtle change in language to describe what schools provide for children (with adult support) to do while schools ar e closed and the child is cared for at home.Read more
Published: Apr 02, 2020
There are so many incredible things going on in response to the Covid-1 9 crisis. I am in awe of the planning and preparation that has taken place and the speed with which they are being put into full-speed action.Read more
Published: Mar 27, 2020
Like many of you will have done, I stepped outside my front door yesterday evening to join the tribute to the entire NHS and social care staff team across the country. I blew a vuvuzela loud enough so my eldest son could hear it at his house two streets away! I clapped along with my next-door neighbours.Read more
Published: Mar 20, 2020
As you will know the government has taken the decision to close schools from Friday 20th March. The government has published guidance about how schools will continue to support vulnerable children and the children of key workers. The guidance makes clear that our priority, as a country, is to do everything…Read more
Published: Mar 13, 2020
When Lydgate Middle School was opened, in 1974, it occupied only what is now our main building, and had a pupil capacity of 360. It was in the style of the time; open-plan, fluid, with support or withdrawal spaces, and a space allowance for cultural activities that might make noise.Read more
Published: Mar 07, 2020
It might be tempting, in a school as busy as ours, to be distracted by the very breadth and frequency of what we offer and then to judge us on that alone.Read more
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