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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For those paying bills on-line, plese note that all future booked sessions will show a charge on your account, as these are entered onto the system two to three weeks in advance. Any queries, please contact the school office.
Posted: September 23, 2015, 2:03 pm


Please can parents ensure that all contact details for your child/ren on the school records are kept up to date. This is especially important when we are trying to contact patents if children are ill at school. Also please remember to update new mobile numbers. Any changes must be notified to the School Office. Thank […]
Posted: September 22, 2015, 2:06 pm

Year 1 Goodrich Castle Trip

Year 1 are off to Goodrich Castle on 1 October as part of their topic “House and Homes”. Children can wear their own clothes and should bring a waterproof and wellingtons. They will be provided with a free packed lunch, but should bring an extra drink. Please ensure payment for this trip is made as […]
Posted: September 22, 2015, 12:51 pm


Please be aware that this term, Kids Club bookings are very popular and some days are now full. In order to ensure your booked places are secure, please ensure that all outstanding monies owed are paid up to date. Before booking any future new sessions, parents are advised to check with a member of the […]
Posted: September 21, 2015, 10:33 am


Please note that if you pay for termly milk using the new Online payment system, you must ensure that payments go through by Thursday at the latest, as the milk is ordered at 9am on Friday morning for the following week. Any payments received after 9am, milk will be included in the order two weeks […]
Posted: September 18, 2015, 12:13 pm


Parents – If you wish your child to have a hot school dinner, these must be ordered weekly in advance by Monday of the previous week. Menu choices along with payment of £2.20 a day NEED TO BE GIVEN IN AT THE OFFICE BY END OF SCHOOL on MONDAYS. Please note that after 9am on […]
Posted: September 8, 2015, 10:41 am

Grow, Pick and Eat!

Growing Local is an After School Club – Grow, Pick and Eat, starting Tuesday 22 September. This is a great opportunity to learn with your child how to grow vegetables, harvest and cook them, at the Growing Local Gardens, Court Farm, Tillington HR4 8LG Five Tuesday Afternoon Sessions from 3.30pm – 5.00pm starting 22 September. […]
Posted: September 8, 2015, 9:39 am


Please note – if you pay for milk termly, this covers the first week back of the new term. If you paid for milk for the autumn term only, children will receive milk from the second week ie 14 September. If you paid last term and your child no longer requires milk, please let the […]
Posted: September 4, 2015, 1:26 pm

Autumn Term Starts

Monday 7th September is the date for our first day of term.  There will be INSET days on the 3rd and 4th September for staff. We hope that you are all enjoying the summer holidays.
Posted: August 18, 2015, 10:02 pm


Congratulations to everyone at Lord Scudamore School for raising the grand sum of £3802.60 for Cancer Research UK during our Race for Life. A fantastic effort – well done all!    
Posted: July 17, 2015, 7:50 am