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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Lydgate!

We are a multi-cultural school at the heart of a supportive and diverse community in Soothill, Batley.

Our vision is to enable our children to have a passion for lifelong learning. Our engaging and exciting curriculum delivered through excellent teaching will inspire our children to be curious about the world around them. Our parents’ support and commitment lie at the heart of our children’s wellbeing and success.

We have 4 core values:

  • Respect – Respect for themselves, each other and for time
  • Pride – Pride in their own and others’ achievements
  • Perseverance – Aiming high and working hard towards it no matter what the obstacles are
  • Independence – Independence in action and thought


We are very proud of our school and our achievements. We are fortunate to learn in a spacious building, in an attractive setting, with panoramic views.

93% of our parents/carers will recommend Lydgate to other parents (Parent Questionnaire Oct 2023). Please come and visit our school to see for yourself what we can offer your child.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mrs A Kishore

Teaching/school staff can be contacted on these email IDs: 

Headteacher - head.lydgateji@kirkleeseducation.uk

Deputy Headteacher - deputyheadlydgate@kirkleeseducation.uk

Office - office.lydgateji@kirkleeseducation.uk

SENDCO - sendco.lydgateji@kirkleeseducation.uk

West Yorkshire Young Poet Laureate

Alina Brdar in Year 5 was picked as one of West Yorkshire's first ever 'Young Poets Laureate' following a competition organised by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin and National Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. It was open to all schools in the region and aimed to discover a new generation of creative talent. 

Alina's winning rhyming poem, Mr Callaghan's Class, can be viewed here.

She will hold the prestigious title for a year, inspiring others at events across West Yorkshire, highlighting the power of creativity and the opportunities it can bring. Congratulations to Alina!

2022-23 Performance Data

Protecting Children from Winter Illness

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Lydgate J & I School seeks to foster a safe school environment.  All staff recognise our duty of care towards all children within the school

Safeguarding leads(2)

In the event that the designated officers listed above are not available then please contact :

School Business Manager – Mrs Cartwright


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Find & Contact Us

Lydgate Junior and Infant School
Lydgate Road
WF17 6EY
Tel: 01924 476218

Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

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