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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Year 5 ~ Ancient Egypt

The children in Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Egypt and over half term we would like the children to complete a project on pyramids. This can take any form from a Powerpoint presentation to a detailed poster. They can include images and text. Children should not copy and paste chunks of information. They […]
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:04 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: October 20, 2014, 1:56 pm

Year 1 Banquet

Year 1 will be celebrating their ‘Castles’ topic with a Banquet at school on Thursday 23rd October. The children can come to school dressed in castle clothes – Princess, Knight, King or Queen.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 1:44 pm

Year 6 Residential Trip Meeting

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been investigating alternative options for our Year 6 residential trip in May 2015. After much deliberation we have chosen to take the children to Oakerwood Leisure. We have requested that a member of staff from Oakerwood Leisure holds a meeting with parents on Tuesday 21st October 2014 […]
Posted: October 20, 2014, 1:23 pm

Important Notice – Date Change

During the year the school is required to provide a total of 5 training days for teaching staff. These are generally taken either before the term begins for children or at the end. On very rare occasions we sometimes need to arrange a training day during term time. All schools across the Federation will be […]
Posted: October 20, 2014, 1:08 pm

Year 1 and Year 2 Harvest Festival

We would like to invite you to our Harvest Celebration on 21st October at 9.30am at St Nicholas Church. We will be donating our harvest collection to the Hereford Food Bank. Donations of tinned and packet foods would be gratefully received. Thank you
Posted: October 20, 2014, 1:00 pm

Watch the ‘Paper Cuts’ animation on our website

Last Summer, a stop-frame animation film was created by a group of Year 4 pupils at Lord Scudamore Academy with Rural Media Company’s direction. This was an exciting project where the children were involved in trialling and evaluating iPad apps as part of a prestigious research project funded by Into Film. Our pupils developed their understanding of […]
Posted: October 15, 2014, 9:46 pm

Autumn Term Rports

The Autumn Term reports were issued on Friday 3rd October and the purpose of these is to give you an indication of how your child has settled into their new class as well as providing you with their curriculum targets for reading, writing and maths. The new curriculum was introduced into school this September and […]
Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:59 pm

City Schools Football Tournament ~ Year 6

A group of Year 6 pupils will be representing Lord Scudamore Academy in this years City Schools Football Tournament on Thursday 16th October. The tournament will take place at Wyeside Playing Fields between 12 noon and 4pm. We will be walking to Wyeside after morning break at 11.15 and will walk back at the conclusion […]
Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:42 pm

Year 3 Sculpture Trail ~ Forest of Dean

Year 3 will be visiting the Forest of Dean on Thursday 16th October to walk the Sculpture Trail. This outdoor experience will cover curriculum areas in English, Geography and Art. The voluntary contribution for the coach transport is £6 per child. Children need to be at school by 8.30am and we will return by 3.00pm. […]
Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:20 pm