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Last day of term: Friday 22nd July - Back to school: Tuesday 6th September

Welcome to Lythe School

 We are so proud of our wonderful, strong community,  and would love you to be part of it.  If you would like to know more about the work we do in our school Nursery or any of our main school classes, and about how this would suit your child, you are very welcome to visit or telephone the school to talk - please call the school office on 01947 893373.

Mrs Lisa Armstrong, Head Teacher. 



"Words can't express how lucky we feel to have ended up at Lythe. We have never met a warmer bunch of people  and have felt welcome from day one.  Our children have gone from strength to strength socially and academically."       

Lythe School Parent 


Our Vision: everyone will flourish academically, physically and spiritually. All will live happy, fulfilled lives and 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

All staff can be contacted on Class Dojo (Oak and Willow Classes) or Tapestry (Acorn Class), or by telephoning the office on 893373. You can expect a response in a timely fashion within working hours.


Headteacher/Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L Armstrong

Senior Teacher in Charge / Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs F Hutton

SENDCo: Mrs F Hutton

Secretary: Mrs E Welford

Oak Class Teacher (Y4/5/6): Mr A Chisholm

Willow Class Teacher (Y2/3): Miss Z Taylor

Acorn Class Teacher (Nursery/YR/Y1) & EYFS Lead: Mrs F Hutton

Teaching Assistant : Mrs A Morrison

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Trowsdale

Teaching Assistant: Miss E Clarke

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Grason

Caretaker: Mr D Keats



We have a small number of places in our school Nursery/Reception Class for September 2022. Flexible 15 or 30 hours provision is available, or you can pay for a place at £4.00 per hour.


We have places for children from the age of 3 in our beautiful, purpose-built indoor and outdoor learning environment. We have a strong team led by teacher Mrs Hutton, who works alongside experienced higher-level teaching assistants Mrs Trowsdale and Mrs Morrison to provide excellent, child-led and play-based learning opportunities. We work "in the moment" to follow children's enthusiasms and build on their natural desire to learn and explore, so instead of pre-set activities chosen by an adult, we allow children to find their own interests and use this, with great skill and understanding, to enhance and build upon their existing knowledge.
Phonics learning starts gently in Nursery, with plenty of work on speech and language, and provides a sound basis for learning to read.  A seamless transition into Reception year is really helpful as children move into formal reading instruction. The mix of age groups is fantastic for providing support and challenge, and for building good friendships.
Our unique location lets us offer highly individualised provision, and all benefit hugely from our Forest Schools work using the beautiful Mulgrave Woods. 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).

 "The early years leader, Reception teacher and teaching assistants share the same passion and drive to see young children thrive..."   Ofsted 2019


Please contact our friendly and approachable EYFS Lead, Mrs Hutton, to arrange a visit to see what we can offer your child.

  Click here for our flyer.


 Seashells Club Childcare 

Excellent quality childcare, including breakfast or a light tea, are available at a cost of £4.00 per session:

 8:00am - 9:00am 

3:15pm - 4:15pm 

4:15pm - 5:15pm

 You can book a session at any time, even at short notice - ring Mrs Welford on 893373 or email with the days and times that you require.

 "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


Ofsted Inspection Report

We are delighted to read our latest 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 2021 - please call Mrs Welford in the office on 01947 893373 to arrange to come and visit and judge for yourself. 


Join Us At

Messy Church


You don't have to go to Lythe School (or to church) to be part of Messy Church. We look forward to meeting again soon!

Find out more by clicking here.


 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


 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-always report a concern, even if you are not certain.


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 a child's mental health, call the CAMHS emergency team on 0300 0134 778


 If you think that someone is at risk of immediate harm, ring 999 at once.




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.




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. 
















Your support for your child’s education is crucial to their progress.  Please tell us if there are any adjustments we need to make to help you support your child, for example: letters in large font; letters in different languages; wheelchair access; explaining things over the phone; a discussion with a school colleague of the same sex.


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