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Please see the latest government guidance in the links below

Someone Not Safe?

Children:    Click here or on the picture to go to a safe place to report your worries.

Adults:        You can:

1) contact the school:  Safeguarding Lead Lisa Armstrong (01947 893373;  Deputy Safeguarding Lead Farrah Jackson (01947 893373 - this address for safeguarding concerns only).

2) contact the North Yorkshire safeguarding team on 01609 780780. If it is outside office hours, ask to speak to the Emergency Duty Team.

3) contact the NSPCC to discuss your worries and report concerns.

4) If you have a concern about safety online, click on the "CLICK CEOP" button on the left.

5) If you have a concern about mental health, call the North Yorkshire mental health helpline: 0800 561 0076.


Covid-19 School Closure

 All schools are currently closed after Friday 20th March 2020. School will remain open for children of key workers as well as children with particular educational needs. These parents will have had communication from the school to inform them of the child care arrangements. Note that no parent or carer should bring a child into school without authorisation.

   For those attending please note our advice is that those with either a new, continuous cough or high temperature should self isolate for 14 days.  If your child is showing either of these symptoms, please keep them at home and ring the school office with the reason for absence. 

For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. Anyone living in a household with a person with COVID-19 symptoms should also self isolate for 14 days. 

We continue to encourage the practice of good respiratory and hand hygiene at home and in school.


 Updates and further information - 12th May 2020

The latest government guidance for parents can be found by clicking on the link below:

Guidance for parents on the opening of schools


Other advice for schools and the public:

Government Recovery Strategy

Questions about what you now can and can't do

Actions for schools to prepare for opening in June

Protective actions to take in schools



Safeguarding during closure

Click here for the addendum to our Child Protection/Safeguarding policy (see our Safeguarding page)


Wellbeing and Good Mental Health

We are using the Family Resilience Framework to help support families. The Framework offers a structure to help you think through your own personal situation and how you might build resilience for yourself and/or others during, and beyond, this coronavirus crisis. 

We will be posting weekly ideas for activities for each section of the Framework (suggested by North Yorkshire Compass Buzz) on our Facebook group "Safe at Home."

The Diocese of York have produced an excellent list of organisations who can support mental health during this time.  School is always here to support you as well - ring on 893373 during school hours, or email at any time.


 We are still Lythe School!

 Stay in touch with the school community by following our Facebook page, and joining our closed group "Safe at Home." We will continue to use this group for sharing positive news, showing each other what we have been up to generally, and giving advice and encouragement.  This is a very supportive group, and your contribution is very welcome.

You have also received an invitation to Class Dojo.  On Dojo you will find additional resources to help you with the weekly learning plan - please join in with comments and discussion about our different activities.  Use Dojo to upload work for marking and feedback, and to message your teacher directly.


Click here to see our weekly plan for working at home- see Class Dojo for further information and supporting resources. Remember that every family is doing this differently - please do not worry about what you see others doing, but discuss your own child with your teacher when they call.  We will give advice and support, and provide any resources needed to suit your circumstances.

Please stay in touch - contact staff via Class Dojo, or ring during school hours on 893373.

Welcome to Lythe School

 Every day is open day at Lythe School and, when we are open, you are always welcome to visit and see all that we have to offer in our unique and beautiful setting. We believe in nurturing and celebrating each child as an individual, with a sound education and joy in living life in all its fullness.


If you would like to discuss the school while we are closed,  please call the school office on 01947 893373 and we will be pleased to talk to you.


Mrs Lisa Armstrong, Head Teacher




Our Vision is for everyone to flourish academically, physically and spiritually. All will live happy, fulfilled lives and, through their words and actions, become the people who bring light, hope and  positive change to the world.


“You are the salt of the earth… you are the light of the world.”  Jesus speaking in Matthew Chapter 5.


Mission Statement

Our daily work will be based on giving everyone:

a sense of belonging: a knowledge that they are safe and valued for who they are, as an individual with lots to offer. All are treated with respect and dignity.

a sense of empowerment: opportunities to take charge, take action and make a difference;  know that they can be agents of change and can make choices about their lives; high aspirations for themselves.

the knowledge that their wellbeing is important: we look after each other; we show compassion when people are having difficulties and look for ways of supporting people physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

the support to understand their own feelings and behaviour: to help them learn to make their own good choices and treat others how they would like to be treated and be kind, safe and respectful.

a wide experience and understanding of the world, locally, nationally and globally; the chance to develop good general knowledge and learn from the past and the present; the chance to make strong links and live well with other people.

Excellent teaching and training led by professionals  with high aspirations and expectations for learners so that all achieve well and fulfil their potential, and are well-informed and skilled enough to challenge the status quo.

an understanding of the importance of attending school well

the confidence to take risks, and to be unafraid to try and fail; to persevere; to make courageous decisions and ask difficult questions.

encouragement to develop their personal system of ethics, values and beliefs; an enquiring and open environment for spiritual development;  coherent and relevant understanding of Christianity and the ability to live well together with people of all faiths and none.

wide opportunities to discover things they like and are good at; encouragement to pursue these.

School Staff During Clousre

All staff are part of a rota system for working in school with children who are eligible to attend. Staff not in school are working from home, and can be contacted during school hours on Class Dojo, or by ringing the office on 893373.


Headteacher: Mrs L Armstrong

Secretary: Mrs E Welford

Teacher: Mr R Hutt

Teacher: Miss F Jackson

Teacher: Mr J Stansfield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs P Corner

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Trowsdale

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Wheatcroft

Teaching Assisstant: Mrs L Firth

Caretaker: Mr D Keats




School Dinners

The school kitchen is currently closed. 

School Calendar

Click here for a printable version of the school calendar 2019-20. There will be changes to this as circumstances change.


Ofsted Inspection Report

We are delighted to read our new Ofsted report and are incredibly proud of all the hard work that has led to this.  Click here to read the report.

We have places available for September 2020 - please call Mrs Welford in the office on 01947 893373 to arrange to come and visit and judge for yourself.


Contact Forms

If you haven't returned your new contact / information form, please could you send it to the office as soon as possible. You can download a form here, or ring Mrs Welford on 893373 to request a new one.


Join Us At

Messy Church


You don't have to go to Lythe School (or to church) to be part of Messy Church. Children and grown ups of all ages are warmly invited to join us  at our monthly get-togethers on our closed Facebook group "Safe at Home." Check our Facebook page for details.


 We are pleased to be an Associate Member of the Esk Valley Alliance - this lets us draw upon the recognised expertise and outstanding practice of middle and senior leaders across the Alliance including Specialist, Local and National Leaders of Education.


Good Attendance

Good attendance remains a huge priority for us and we really value your efforts in ensuring that your child is in school and ready to learn.  We are now striving to reach our target of 96% attendance for the year.

If there is anything at all we can do to support you with attendance, please contact Mrs Armstrong straight away.

Attendance Information For Parents

Newlsetter update with our position on attendance

2020 Nursery & Reception Places Available 

We have places available for 3 and 4 year olds in our beautiful, purpose-built Nursery & Reception class. Our unique location lets us offer highly individualised provision; all benefit hugely from child-led learning in our excellent Forest Schools curriculum using the beautiful Mulgrave Woods, and our school minibus means that we can regularly venture further afield to coast, moorland and town facilities.  We offer flexible provision to include mornings, afternoons and lunchtimes; we also have high-quality wraparound care at our Seashells Club (see below).
Please contact our friendly and approachable EYFS teachers, Mr Stansfield or Miss Jackson, to arrange a visit to see what we can offer your child.   

Need information about E-Safety?

Visit our Safeguarding page for links to essential websites, and to see how we teach E-Safety in school.  


General Data Protection Regulations

 The GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018. Click here or on GDPR on the menu bar at the top of the page to see our Privacy Notices.  Remember you can request a paper copy of any documents on this website free of charge by asking at the school office.


Seashells Wrap-Around Childcare

You can book a session at any time, even at short notice - ring Mrs Welford on 893373.

8:00am - 9:00am

3:15pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm - 5:15pm

"The breakfast and after-school clubs are well-run and provide a wide range of activities for the pupils. Healthy snacks are provided and they are a positive social experience for the pupils."    Ofsted 2017


If you would like a paper copy of any information on this website, please ask the school office and it will be provided free of charge. 










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