Bayford CE Primary School

Jesus said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd…
I know my sheep and my sheep know me.’
John 10.14

Bayford is a lively, friendly place
to learn. Pupils are polite, helpful
and caring.

Ofsted inspection report 2019
Portrait photograph of a member of staff at Bayford Primary School

Dr Malcom Foster

Welcome to Bayford Church of England Primary School & Nursery

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school! At Bayford we create a caring, family atmosphere under-pinned by our Christian values. We aim to develop each child’s talents and abilities, providing opportunities for every individual to be a happy, confident, resilient, and enthusiastic learner, ensuring they have the skills needed to achieve their full potential. We have a range of facilities, which include a field, ponds, and woodland area which allow us to provide fantastic opportunities for learning outside the classroom, enhancing the engaging curricular and extra-curricular activities that we provide for our children.

Pupils are well mannered,
confident and articulate;
eager to share their creative
ideas for the school.

SIAMS inspection report 2017
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Our School vision

We are inspired to be a vibrant, joyful community in which we know and love one another, leading together and growing together by:

  • Appreciating everyone and everything around us
  • Making one another feel safe
  • Sharing, so no one feels left out
  • Living well together in love
  • Moving forward together in hope

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Staff know their pupils exceptionally well, so they understand when extra help is needed.

Ofsted inspection report 2019
Photograph of a pupil at Bayford School


House Captain

Joe was the Captain of St Andrew’s House for 2021-2022. Read more about his role in the School Forum.

Portrait photograph of a governor at Bayford School

Brenda Lambie

Chair of Governors

Brenda chairs our governing body. Find out more about her role and meet her colleagues on our governors’ page.

Portrait photograph of a member of a member of staff at Bayford Primary School

James Younger

Teaching Assitant

James works mainly in Class 3 supporting small groups and individual pupils. Meet him and all our staff team by clicking here.

Photograph of pupils at Bayford School

Information for parents

We hope that you can find everything you need by following the links in the main menu. If you prefer, you can contact us and ask for the information you need. We’re always happy to help and to arrange a visit if that would be helpful. You can request a paper copy of anything published on this site free of charge. If you have any ideas or suggestions about extra information or guidance we could offer through this site, please let us know!

The school has created a distinctively Christian family atmosphere where each child is valued. This has a significant impact on pupils’ achievement and behaviour.

SIAMS inspection report 2017
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We are a Church of England School

We belong to the Church of England and the vision and values which underpin everything we do are founded on Christian faith. But far from making us exclusive, that faith makes us an inclusive, community school. We believe that God loves each and every individual, regardless of their faith or their lifestyle and choices: so we are here to live out that love and play our part in enriching the lives of everyone who comes to our school, whether as a child or as an adult, a member of staff, parent, or volunteer. That is what we were founded to do almost two hundred years ago, and that remains central to our vision today.



Here’s our most recent attendance figure as a percentage across the whole school for the year to date. We owe it to our children to keep this figure high! Our target is at least 95%.


Bayford's silver award for learning outside the classroom
School Games award logo 2023-24
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