Our News items

School Games Award, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 9:17am

We are delighted to announce we have achieved the School Games Mark for the Autumn and Spring term. We have also acheived the Virtual Games Mark for all the sport and physical activity we have been doing at school and at home during the Summer term. 

We have also retained our Gold School Games Mark from last year! 

We would like to thank all the children, parents, staff, AM Sports and Derby County Community Trust for all their hard work this year!


Active Bubble Virtual Sports Day, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 9:47am

Active Bubbles - Virtual Sports Day

On Tuesday 30th June 2020 we will be holding an 'Active Bubble - Virtual Sports Day'. 

The children at school will be taking part in sports day in their bubbles, we would like the children at home to take part virtually. 

Click on the link to download the information you need, including a score card on the last page or go to our PE page where the resource is at the top of the page.


Please take photos or videos of your child joining in and their score card. Send it to us @homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk or share it on Twitter tagging @bishoplonsdale1 and @DCCTSuperSchool.



National Sports Week, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 9:14am

National Sports Week

This week is National Sports Week. At Bishop Lonsdale we are going to focus on a different sport every day and try and do as much physical activity as possible. Go to the 'National Sports Week' tab under 'Home Learning' for more details about this event!

Remember to take photographs and send them to homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk or upload them to Twitter using the hashtag #StayHomeStayActive remember to tag us and @DCCTSuperSchool

It's not too late to follow us on Twitter, search for us @bishoplonsdale1

Home Learning Update, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 8:29am

In response to feedback from parents, children and staff, we are making changes to our home learning from Monday 15th June 2020.

Each week there will be a planner to download from your child's class page. Choose at least three activities to do with your child.

The work will be a mix of downloadable and online materials. Sometimes you may need to work outside or use resources from around the home. There will of course, be physical activity.

We will continue to use the learning platforms Numbots, TT Rock Stars and Purple Mash, but we are also introducing 'Active Learn Primary.'

E-mail homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk or your class learning e-mail for your username and password for 'Active Learn Primary'. The site can be used from Monday 15th June 2020.

Active Learn Primary, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 1:09pm

Next week we will be launching 'Active Learn Primary'; an exciting new learning platform for children to read books, practise spellings and grammar and much more. It even includes a reward system!

Click on the link below to preview the site.


More information to follow on Friday!

New Home Learning, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 8:06am

Due to school re-opening and all staff being at school we have had to make a few changes to home learning.

You can still access on line learning via the class pages, but it will look different.

It would be great if you could follow what we have put on because the children at school will be doing exactly the same.

We don’t expect you to do it all - we understand that learning at home is very different to learning at school. Just do what you can!

Every class has a link to the ‘Twinkl Home Learning Hub’. Every day is different, it has a timetable for the day and all resources can be accessed on Twinkl or there is clear link to another site.


Teachers are still contactable on their home learning email addresses. Please appreciate that their responses might not be as quick as they are now in school with children everyday – but they will get back to you.

We would still like you to continue to send us photographs of your child learning at home and their work.

Although we are back at school, we will continue to do our best to support you all with home learning!

School Re-Opening Risk Assessment, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 9:29pm



Please read our 'School Re-opening Risk Assessment' which can be found next to the 'Home Learning' tab.

Home Learning Packs, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 11:21am

Pre-ordered Home Learning Packs are now ready for collection.
Please collect from the table in the car park outside the hall. Packs are named and are in year groups.
Collection times:
Monday 18th May 2020 11.00am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 19th May 2020 9.30am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 20th May 2020 9.30am - 2.00pm


If you haven't already ordered a pack it's not too late. E-mail your class teacher or call school on 01332 344795
We will contact you when it is ready for collection.

Thank you

New Home Learning Packs, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 8:50am

If you would like a home learning pack with new activities for your child, please let us know by e-mailing your class teacher or calling school on 01332 344795. We will let you know when your pack is ready for collection.

Nursery: Nhomelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Reception: Receptionhomelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 1: Y1homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 2: Y2homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 3: Y3homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 4: Y4homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 5: Y5homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 6: Y6homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Phone Calls and Contact your Class Teacher, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 12:22am

Your child's class teacher will be contacting you over the next few days. The number will be withheld. If you have two children you will get two calls. If you have three or more children Miss Brownhall or Mrs O'Rafferty will contact you.

You can now contact your class teacher directly for advice on home learning, login and password details and for work you have missed.
Please also send us photographs of work - the teachers are happy to provide feedback.

Nursery: Nhomelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Reception: Receptionhomelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 1: Y1homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 2: Y2homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Year 3: Y3homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 4: Y4homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 5: Y5homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk
Year 6: Y6homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Contacting School, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 2:13pm

Contacting School During Closure

For general enquiries - please e-mail admin@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk. 

For home learning - please e-mail homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

For safeguarding concerns - please e-mail safeguarding@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk - THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS IS MONITORED DAILY .

For urgent enquiries where you need to speak to a member of staff, please call 07733194381


Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 1:02pm

Class Learning

Go to the orange 'Home Learning' tab in the top left hand corner. Hover over the tab, a drop down menu will appear. Go to 'Class Learning', hover over that tab and the year groups will appear. Click on your year group for daily activities, which will be updated daily.

Remember to contact homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk if you have any queries. We are here to help!

Home Learning at Bishop Lonsdale, by Miss Brownhall

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 9:55pm

Whilst school is closed there are many activities and learning opportunities that you child can do at home. Click the 'Home Learning' tab at the top left of the screen for more information.
If you have any questions or need help with any aspect of home learning e-mail us at homelearning@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk and we will do our best to support you.

Coronavirus Update - Friday 13th March, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 3:58pm

Here is an update for parents concerning the Coronavirus

Relationships & Health Education Policy - draft policy for consultation, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 5th Feb 2020 @ 5:57pm

To help you understand how the school will teach Relationships and Health Education from September 2020, a draft Relationships and Health Education Policy has been written in conjunction with other schools in Derby City. It states how we will put into practice the government guidance that becomes statutory in September 2020. 

This policy is being shared with parents, the governing body and the wider community and can be viewed and downloaded from our policies page in Parent Information.

Any comments you wish to make about the content of the policy can be directed to the governing body and/or the headteacher by Friday 6th March. These comments will be considered prior to ratifying the policy at a full governing body meeting.

The next phase of the process will be to determine the scheme of work and resources that will be used to ensure our school completes its statutory duty. The group of schools are now working on these and will provide opportunities for parents to view these materials during the summer term.

After School Clubs, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 21st Jan 2020 @ 1:26pm

The diary for before and after school clubs has been updated. Please see the Club page thank you.

Uniform Direct - Christmas Opening Hours, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 12th Dec 2019 @ 9:54am

Christmas Opening Hours for Uniform Direct

13th - 31st December - CLOSED

1st January 2020 - CLOSED

2nd January onwards - OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30am - 5pm


New Autumn/Winter Dinner Menu, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 10:28am

Our new Autumn/Winter Menu is now available to download from the School Dinners page

Thank you

Tax Free Childcare Scheme, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 5th Nov 2019 @ 5:59pm

Are you eligible to sign up for the government tax free childcare scheme?

You could receive up to £500 every three months (£2,000 per year) for each of your children towards the cost of child care. Please visit www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare for more information.

Do we have your up to date contact details?, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 17th Sep 2018 @ 1:42pm

Do we have your up to date contact details on file especially mobile numbers?

If not please complete a form available from the school office or send a letter into school.

Thank you

What visitors think about Bishop Lonsdale, by Mrs Mottram

Date: 9th Jul 2017 @ 5:34pm

We were delighted to welcome visitors from St Georges Church of England School, New Mills, to Bishop Lonsdale and Mr Hetherington and Miss Brownhall received this lovely e-mail after the visit:


"I just wanted to say thank you again for allowing us into your lovely school. We were really struck by how generous you both were with your time and advice.

Your school was so lovely and we know you’ve had to take the difficult journey that we now face.

Before we arrived we were focussed on seeing the Early Years spaces but it was seeing the school as a whole, alongside the Early Years that had such an impact for us. An industrious hum emanated from every classroom.  It was so calm and purposeful and it really felt like every moment for learning counted.

I even peeled off my visitor sticker this morning with a pang of reluctance!!

Thanks so much again"

Contact the School

Bishop Lonsdale Primary School

186 St Alban's Road
DE22 3HH

For Safeguarding concerns please e-mail safeguarding@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Main Contact: Mrs A Mottram (School Business Manager)

Tel: 01332344795

SEN Contact: Mrs C Bladon (Inclusion Manager)

SEN Email: senco@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk