I would like to wish you a very warm welcome to St. Thomas' C.E. Primary & Nursery School. We hope that you can get a sense of its energy, ambition and ethos from this website. St. Thomas' is a church primary school in the heart of Lydiate. St. Thomas’ is built on a Christian foundation; our mission statement inspires everything we do: Jesus said, "Come, follow me and live your lives the way that God wants you to", equipping our children with core Christian values of Compassion, Thankfulness, Responsibility, Peace, Friendship and Respect to prepare them for their lives.
Underpinning our school are our strong, caring relationships. All the children and staff know each other well, and every individual plays a vital part in the life of the school.We believe that children, families and staff, who are secure and happy, are confident to question, explore and learn.
Through our rich and balanced Lighthouse Curriculum, we aim to broaden horizons and open doors to all that life has to offer, allowing our children to experience life in all its fullness. With our rigorous and progressive knowledge-based curriculum, our pupils will leave St Thomas’ with the extensive knowledge and thinking skills needed to enable them to lead fulfilling lives with the highest of aspirations. Our ethos of excellence permeates our whole curriculum, inspiring our pupils to be the very best version of themselves. Reading and vocabulary are at the heart of our curriculum, equipping our pupils with the keys needed to unlock their future successes. Specialist teaching in Art, Music and Design & Technology as well as a broad range of experiences (our Five Be Experiences) and wider curriculum opportunities enhance our curriculum further.
Our ultimate aim is to develop both academic understanding as well as personal development through our 'Beacons of Light'. We have extremely high expectations of every child, and know that potential is infinite. Ofsted inspected St Thomas' in July 2013, and judged that in all areas the school is outstanding.
We, the staff and governors are proud of our school and the personal and academic achievements of our pupils. Hopefully you will find the answers to many of your questions on this site. If you are interested in finding out more, do get in touch. Our children and staff would love to show you around.