Lydbury North Church of England Primary School is a small village school, with a big heart. The school prides itself on providing the opportunities of a large school alongside the family feel of a small school. Our pupils establish strong and supportive relationships with each other and all staff members as they move through the school.



At Lydbury North, our pupils develop a love of learning. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which is creative, inspiring and fun. Alongside developing the skills and knowledge required within the national curriculum subjects, we feel it is important for our pupils to develop skills which will support them throughout their life. We use the Skills Builder Framework to support our pupils in developing the following life skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Aiming High
  • Staying Positive
  • Leadership
  • Team work 


To find out more about our curriculum offer, please visit the curriculum pages for Lydbury North CofE Primary School.


Our school is situated in rural Shropshire, just outside the town of Bishops Castle. Our location is ideal for making use of the surrounding countryside. All of our pupils attend forest school sessions, which take place in Walcot Arboretum. In addition, we have a large field with a trim trail. The children make use of the field for outdoor learning opportunities alongside sports coaching. We regularly attend sports festivals and competitions, where the children play alongside and compete against pupils from other schools in the local area and every child has the opportunity to attend these. Each year, every pupil attends swimming lessons at the Sparc, with the chance to gain swimming awards and badges.



We want our pupils to be ambitious and outward looking. We provide them with many opportunities to broaden their horizons. Every pupil in our school is taught music by a specialist music teacher, with all pupils learning to play the ukulele in key stage two. The arts are an important part of our curriculum. All pupils take part in both the nativity and our summer production each year. We have also taken pupils to perform in concerts at Theatre Severn.



We make use of school visits to ensure our pupils are culturally diverse, taking them to art galleries, museums plus many more. Pupils in upper key stage two have the opportunity to visit York on a summer residential. This visit enhances and brings to life many subjects within their curriculum and gives them an opportunity to spend time in an historical city. On alternate years, the children visit Arthog – an outdoor education centre. Here, the children take part in a range of adventurous activities including surfing, canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling. Both visits are extremely enjoyable and benefit the children in multiple ways.

At Lydbury North, we have close connections with our local church, St Michaels, and the church community. We celebrate significant milestones throughout the Church and school year by attending a service. The school and the local community are invited to attend these services, which are largely led by the children. This is an opportunity for our pupils to share poems, artwork, musical performances and prayers that commemorate the significant event that the service is for e.g. Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas or Easter. In addition, we use the church as a learning resource to enable the children to develop their understanding of curriculum subjects as well as religious education. The school has a strong relationship with our local incumbent, Reverend Stephanie, who supports the school with collective worship.

Lydbury North Church of England Primary School is a small and friendly school. We aim to grow our pupils to be their best possible selves, educationally, spiritually and socially. We hope you have enjoyed reading about our school, and if you would like further information or would like to organise a visit please contact the school office on 01588 680277 or email