Welcome to The Bythams Primary School

The Bythams SchoolAs you explore the site you will see that at Bythams Primary School the children are always immersed in exciting, challenging and creative learning opportunities.

I feel that I am extremely lucky to work with such a dedicated, hard working and caring team of staff and governors who are totally committed to ensuring that each child reaches their full potential in a happy and safe environment.

We are working hard to provide an environment where the children are immersed in lots of practical activities in order to give their learning real meaning. We hope that this will enrich children’s learning and they will have fun achieving their potential.

As part of our creative curriculum we have the exciting opportunities for children to explore learning through the forest school. We are able to access the Spinney at Little Bytham for longer forest school sessions, particularly with older children.

Our school has a warm, positive ethos which is constantly commented on by visitors and we would be delighted to welcome you should you wish to visit the school. Please contact us using the details below.

I hope you enjoy our website which is regularly updated, so please keep returning to our site to view all of the exciting work that will be displayed in our class pages! If you require a paper copy of any information from the school website, please request this directly through the school office and you will be provided with this free of charge.

Kind regards

Ann Cook
Executive Head Teacher


The Bythams Primary School teaching assistant retires after 35 years

A devoted teaching assistant is leaving a school after 35 years.

Sue Foster joined Little Bytham Primary School as a teaching assistant after moving to the village with her husband Mick in the 1980s.

At the time there were just 24 pupils but since then the school merged with Castle Bytham Primary School and Sue has seen hundreds of pupils pass through her classroom.

“When it’s getting to the point where I could be teaching grandchildren, I know it’s time to go.”

Despite many changes with teaching nationally and among the members of staff, Sue says the good village school ethos has always remained.

She noted that The Bythams Primary School has shifted to keep up with advances in technology and what Year 6 pupils learn in maths has become ‘phenomenal’.

Sue, 66, said: “I have so many memories I could write a book.”

Highlights throughout her long career at the school include the Christmas productions and a trip to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

“The children just make you smile,” she said.

“To see them grow up is wonderful.”

This week Sue was given a keyring by one of the parents which praised ‘the difference she has made and the lives she has touched’.

An afternoon tea retirement party was also held and she says there have been lots of tears ahead of her final day today (Friday, July 19).

Over the years Sue has worked with different age groups, but has mainly been based in Reception.

“There is always something different with little ones. They say it how it is,” she said.

“To teach them from September to the summer term you see the improvements to their literacy, reading and writing which is just phenomenal.

“The information they take in is the groundings for the future.”

As children and teachers return to the classroom in September, Sue will be heading off on holiday. In retirement she plans to spend more time with family and friends as well as gardening.

Not only has Sue been a familiar face among children but also with adults, having worked at the village pub The Willoughby Arms for decades.

This article originally appeared on Lincs Online. You can can see the original article, including pictures from Sue's career on the Lincs Online website.

The Bythams School is a nut-free zone

We have a child with a severe nut allergy so please do NOT to send in any food to school that contain nuts or nut oil. This includes peanut butter, Nutella, raw nuts and cooking oils containing peanut oil. Thank you.

5 ways to well being activity 

Dear Parents

I hope you are all safe and well. I know that you will all agree that providing support for positive mental wellbeing for children and school communities is so important right now. The project was really taking shape in school and having a positive impact with all involved. Attached is some background information from Mindspace about the school 5 ways to wellbeing project  and a weekly activity for families to have a go at and have some fun.

Please read the document below and have a go at the activity (there will be a new activity on the website every week under latest news). When you have a go at this task, I would love to see the outcomes and any comments about how you as a family completed any or all of the 5 ways to wellbeing – so please email me with your results.

Please take care, stay safe and be kind to yourself.

NHS Advice

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Virtual Tour of the Reception Classroom

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