Layston C of E First School

Loving to learn, learning to love
For every child a chance to shine

Welcome to

Layston C of E First School

I would like to wish you a very warm welcome to Layston C of E First School. As head teacher, I am proud to share with you the wonderful features of our church school and the Christian values, which underpin everything we do. We are a nurturing and friendly school where everyone is supported, valued and respected. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff work hard to ensure that every child is encouraged to reach their full potential.

Our school is a welcoming and stimulating place for children to enjoy learning from the age of 4 to 9 years. We pride ourselves on our high standards and our inclusive ethos: this means that we believe that every child matters and we strive to ensure that every child in our school gets their chance to shine. In our Forest School, children grow in confidence as we encourage them to take risks, make decisions and develop their own independent learning skills.

We have strong links with our local church, St. Peter’s Church of England, and Christian principles form the foundation of all of our contacts with children. Our incumbents are regular visitors to our school and deliver weekly collective worship. Our children are always keen to raise money for charity and we regularly hold fundraising events to support our local community.

We place great emphasis on the importance of healthy relationships between the children and the staff, and work in partnership with parents. The school operates an ‘open door’ policy encouraging parents to visit and talk about their child’s learning and development, and to feel at home within our environment. We encourage our parents and carers to become involved in all aspects of school life, so that, as partners, we can promote high standards of learning, behaviour and attitudes to enable every child to reach their full potential.

We believe childhood is a very special time. We work hard to make your child’s stay here a happy, productive and memorable one. We are aspirational for our pupils, encouraging academic success as well as enabling them to flourish emotionally and socially.

Our website aims to give you a flavour of Layston, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. Please contact us to arrange a visit. We are proud of our school and enjoy sharing our achievements with visitors.

Adele McMurrough
Head teacher

Printed copies of any of the documents can be provided on request by emailing

Adele McMurrough