Lord Scudamore Academy

About Our School
Our school is committed to the principle of 'investing in people' which ensures that all staff play an active role in the running and development of the school. By meeting the training needs of all teaching and non-teaching staff the provision of good education for pupils is more readily achieved.

The development of a happy, stable, caring, cultural environment, within the school is essential in producing good inter-personal relationships with peers and adults and an atmosphere conducive to study. This will hopefully develop a better understanding and sympathy in the mainstream children for those who are less advantaged than themselves. They should also learn that discipline is necessary, especially the essential self-discipline, with a sense of personal responsibility; thus to achieve this, rules are necessary, particularly for safety and for the children to give themselves and others the opportunity to learn.

To achieve any of this, the school and home must work together in a partnership, each doing their part and supporting the other, so that the child can benefit from the united approach and not be pulled in two directions, trying to conform to two differing standards of behaviour or please two opposing wills. All parents receive the School's Code of Conduct and Homework Policy which sets out what can be expected of us and what we expect in return. The signing of a contract confirms the partnership. To develop this partnership, close co-operation, negotiation, discussion and enthusiastic involvement in school life and the support of its activities are essential.

To find out more visit our school website or contact us on 01432 273951.
Our School Aims
The general philosophy and aims of Lord Scudamore Academy are that they should prepare the child for future life:
  • Academically
  • Socially
  • Morally/Spiritually
  • Physically
  • Aesthetically
In these areas we aim for every child to be given the opportunity to develop their own full potential with attention on the basics of literacy, numeracy and scientific understanding, without which the wider curriculum cannot be developed.

In the nursery we have adopted the following philosophy written by the American author, Robert Flugham: All I need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. For example -
"share everything, play fair, don't hit people, put things back where you found them, clear up your own mess, don't take things that aren't yours, say you're sorry when you've hurt somebody...
live a balanced life - learn some and think some, draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some...
when you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together".

If you send your child to our school you are entering into a partnership with us which is based on trust and good communication. One of our greatest strengths is that we never dismiss any problem. If a parent of child has a concern, we promise to do our very best to solve it, your part of the bargain is to tell us about your concern immediately.
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Main Gate – Trial Period

You will be aware that we recently made a decision to open the main gate for a trial period. The reason for this was to allow easier access to the school for those parents with pushchairs. We have received numerous comments from parents supporting the decision as well as requests that the gate should also […]
Posted: November 20, 2014, 1:23 pm

Year 1 Autumn Update

Year 1’s thoughts have turned to Christmas and the children are learning new songs ready for their Christmas celebration in church on Wednesday 10th December at 2pm (further details will follow later). Topics this half term: - 3D and 2D shape, Celebrations, Seasons, Addition and Subtraction, Adding/Counting On, Letter to Father Christmas, Materials in Science […]
Posted: November 20, 2014, 1:03 pm

‘French Taster Breakfast’ ~ Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6

As part of our French lessons we would like to give the children in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6 a taster French breakfast. The children have participated with great enthusiasm during the lessons and the French breakfast would celebrate all their efforts and interest. If the children would like to dress up in […]
Posted: November 17, 2014, 10:08 pm

Class Year 4 – Hereford Museum ‘Home Life in World War 2′

As part of the Year 4 History topic the children will be taking part in an ‘Evacuees Day’ at Hereford Museum. The children will discover what it was like to be an evacuee during the war and they will be able to handle genuine artefacts from the period. Class 4B – Friday 21st November Class […]
Posted: November 17, 2014, 9:47 pm

Winter Has Arrived!

Now that the weather is getting wet and cold, the children will need their coats in school. Please can you ensure that coats are named as we are still struggling with lost property. The school field is also rather muddy and we would be grateful if you could use the paths around the school coming […]
Posted: November 17, 2014, 9:16 pm


We are aware that the ‘myschoolholidays’ website has been used by some parents to find term dates. We recommend that you do not use the information on this website as it is not used by Herefordshire schools and some information is incorrect as it refers to other counties.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 9:00 pm

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Harvest services before half term. It was lovely to see so many of you at the church. The Hereford Food Bank was delighted with your donations so we thank you once again for your generosity. The children are now on the countdown to Christmas and we look forward […]
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:58 pm

KS2 Forest School Sessions

Forest School sessions at Lord Scudamore Academy run weekly throughout the year with a chance for all pupils in Key Stage 2 to experience learning outdoors at some point in the Juniors. These sessions are run by Mrs Steele, a Year 5 teacher, and she can take 15 children out at a time and it […]
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:38 pm

Hereford in the Community Football Fridays

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Hereford in the Community Friday Football sessions for Year 5 due to a lack of interest. You will receive a full refund for these sessions so please come to the school office anytime after Monday 17th November. Many Thanks
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:28 pm

Year 2 Update

The children have been working very hard to achieve their reading, writing and maths targets and these have all been reviewed over Half Term. In preparation for this Half Term we would like to invite Year 2 Parents into your child’s class where we hope we can share ideas for practical maths and how you […]
Posted: November 6, 2014, 2:50 pm