St Michael's CE VA Primary School
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Statutory Information



If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


We would welcome you to come and look around the school and to answer any questions you may have, please contact us via email or telephone to arrange a suitable time.  We are also more than happy to talk to you on the telephone and provide you with our welcome pack.  Our website provides a host of details about classes, the school environment and what we are all about, so please take a look.


For in-year admissions we deal with the whole process. Please contact us for more information about this.  Our school admissions form can be found below.

Please note - If you wish to apply to our school for a place for your child to start Reception for the first time in September and you live outside of Dorset, you will need to apply through the County Council in which you live by their specified times and dates.

Until we reach our published admission number, it is our policy to offer a place to all government funded applicants irrespective of their gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability.


Appeals Procedure - Parents have the right of appeal to an Independent panel against the decision of the Governing Body to refuse application for a school place.  Details of the appeals procedure are sent out with all refusal letters.  The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal.  The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round of children starting Reception class for the first time in September and within 30 days for in-year admission.  Those making an appeal will receive at east 10 schools days notice of their appeal hearing.  Where possible decision letters are sent out within 5 days of a hearing.



Contact Details


St Michael's CE VA Primary School
Lyme Regis,
Dorset, DT7 3DY

Phone: 01297 442623


Facebook Page: St Michael's CE VA Primary School, Lyme Regis


Mr Nick KiddleHead Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Natalie TownleyDeputy Head Teacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Freya Bearsford-WalkerSENDCo
Nicole DunphySchool Services Support Manager


Should you require any information about the school please contact the school office and speak to our Receptionist or Nicole (School Support Services Manager) who will help you with your enquiry.  If you would like any information including policies in paper form, please contact the school office.  There is no charge for this.

Contact Us:



For detailed information on our policies please click on the link below which will direct you to the policies page.

Ofsted and Performance Data


Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 


The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.

PE and Sport Premium

St Michael’s CE VA Primary School


Primary Sports Premium Funding 


Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium


ALL pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.


It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:


1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity encouraging active and healthy lifestyles


2. The profile of PE, Sport, Health and Physical Activity continues being raised across the school


3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE, Sport and Healthy Living


4. Children continue to benefit from experiencing a range of sports and activities (linked to health and fitness) offered to all


5. Continued participation in competitive sport

Sports Premium 2021 - 2022 Review and Plan 2022 - 2023



Statement on Safeguarding


At St Michael’s we all recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all members of our school. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Head Teacher Mr Nick Kiddle. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Natalie Townley.  The Governor with responsibility of Safeguarding is Sally Coade.

For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link. The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB). To support our work in supporting children keeping safe, we also have an E-Safety Policy which can also be found on the policies link.


Prevent Duty


In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstrate compliance with the duty.
The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.
This leaflet shown below has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our communities.


Operation Encompass

As a school we are part of Operation Encompass. Please read the information below.



A Parent’s guide to the Local SEND Offer

At St Michael’s Primary School, Lyme Regis, we place support for children with special educational needs high on our priorities and ensure that very well qualified and experienced staff support these children to ensure that they make the best progress possible.

We take pride in supporting children with a wide range of needs well. About one in five children have special educational needs at different levels at some time in their school life. We identify your child’s needs as early as possible.


A special educational need may affect one or more of the following areas:


  • learning
  • communication
  • emotional
  • behavioural
  • social
  • sensory
  • physical
  • medical


Our school has policies for Inclusion, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Single Equality. We also review our Accessibility Plan each year.

These clearly state our school’s commitment to offer an inclusive learning experience for everyone. We ensure the best possible progress for all our children whatever their abilities or needs.


If a pupil has a learning difficulty or disability that requires any special educational provision, they will be placed on the SEND Code of Practice Register according to their needs. 

The type of special educational provision a child may receive will vary according to their needs. This is discussed with parents every step of the way.


At any time a parent has a concern, the procedure to follow is to speak to:


  • Your child’s class teacher
  • SENDCo/Inclusion Co-ordinator (Freya Bearsford-Walker)
  • The Headteacher (Nick Kiddle)
  • The SEND Governor (Betty Wood)
  • The local Parent Partnership Service for advice.


We work closely with outside agencies to include every child with any special need or disability within our school. To provide additional support or a special programme of learning, it may be necessary to refer your child to one or more of these agencies.


The process of referral does take time, so we ask parents to:


  • keep in contact with us at school – speak to your child’s class teacher or the school’s SENDCo/Inclusion Co-ordinator
  • keep a diary
  • tell the school if you are using other professionals, who and why, and ask them to make contact with us.


For Further information please click on the following links:


Dorset’s Local Offer –

Family Information Service –

Dorset SEND Newsletter -


St. Michael's CE VA Primary School SEND co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Miss Freya Bearsford-Walker.  To be contacted via telephone 01297 442623, email:, or in person via the school office.

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Overview of the School

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publically funded schools in England to support the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and narrow the gap between them and their peers. Children who are eligible or have been in receipt of free school meals will be registered so that the school receives this additional funding. Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.



At St Michael’s:

    • We aim to ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the  needs of all pupils.
    • We consider the needs of each individual carefully and consider those who may be vulnerable.
    • We focus on ensuring that our children in receipt of pupil premium are achieving very well, making good progress compared to national expectations.


Catch Up Premium

Use of COVID-19 Catch Up Funding 2020-21

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest-hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.  The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.”        


Department for Education website, 2020

All of the information above can be accessed on an individual page by clicking on the icon below.

St Michael's CE VA Primary School, Kings Way, Lyme Regis, England, DT7 3DY

Telephone: 01297 442623