Choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting prospect. At Lydd Primary School, we offer a common sense approach to education, which places the individual firmly at the centre.
We believe that each child can only achieve their full potential if they are happy and secure in their school environment.
Our small classes, excellent academic record, rural setting may be right for your child.
If you are wondering if Lydd Primary School is right for your child, the best way to find out is to come and visit us.
Please telephone the School Office on 01797 320362
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a convenient appointment.
When to apply
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you should be applying for a place in a Reception class in September 2021.
Legally a child reaches compulsory school age in the term following their fifth birthday; County policy is to encourage parents to enrol their children in Reception classes before this deadline.
Apply online at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places. Applications are open from 5th November 2020 to 15th January 2021 with the child starting in the following September.
Visiting the school
We strongly advise all parents to visit the school before applying, check the school website or Facebook page for dates of open mornings/afternoons. You are welcome to visit without an appointment at any time, although should you wish to discuss matters with the Head of School an appointment, made by telephoning the school office, would be needed. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we are unable to show prospective parents around our amazing school. However, you are welcome to join us on a virtual tour which you can find on our website or Facebook page.
Once a place has been offered and accepted you and your child will be invited to visit the school on several occasions, both in school time and after school, to help integrate your child and ensure that their first day goes smoothly.
Reception children attend school full time in Term 1, following discussions between parents and the class teacher and a comprehensive transition during the previous Term 6. The school day begins at 8:50am and ends at 3:15pm.
If you wish to apply for a place for an older child the criteria set out above still apply. Places will be offered provided the admission does not involve us exceeding our standard number per year group. Currently our standard number is 40. Contact the Head of School for further information.
Transfer at 11
Children leaving Lydd Primary School to move to Secondary education go to a variety of schools. In their final year at primary school pupils can, if parents wish, undertake the selection test for a Grammar school place (11 plus or Kent Test).
Many of the secondary schools in our area have their own entrance tests or have specific criteria for admission, details of which can be obtained direct from the schools concerned.
Useful information to help you:
OFSTED Inspection report
Performance Tables: This link will take you to our page on the DFE website which will give you information on the school, its historic performance and how we compare to other schools locally and nationally.