What makes us special?


We are all passionate about Learning and the difference we can make.

Happy children are Happy Learners and more importantly than anything else we have a clear ‘CAN DO’ culture where it is good to make mistakes because then you learn something new. Family Learning opportunities and staff training sessions involving parents reflect our commitment to developing a strong learning culture.

If you believe it you can achieve it

Our model of teaching encourages teachers and support staff to plan and cater for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Knowing why and what we are learning is also hugely motivating! This is accompanied by carefully planned next steps to empower learners.

We have a rigorous tracking system in place which is shared both by parents and carers with their children regularly. We have an achievement assembly weekly and A Good as Gold Assembly where Special Certificates are awarded personally to pupils. In addition quick notes home are given in the week to pupils who show excellent social skills and manners at lunchtime.

We recognise exceptional effort, achievement and positive attitudes through our termly Laycock Legends Assembly and Headteacher’s Award. These are a key feature of the school calendar and the children work hard to achieve these awards.

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
” Agatha Christie