Laycock Primary School

Building the Future Today

Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to Laycock Primary School’s website !

Head Teacher - Mrs Juliet Nove

Deputy Head/SENCO - Mrs Kate Taylor

Laycock Primary School is a small half-form entry rural primary school on the outskirts of Keighley, catering for children aged between four and eleven years of age. Children are taught in four mixed-aged classes with the exception of Reception, where we keep them in a pure year group of just fifteen children.

The original school building dates back to 1891, with additions in 2001 and alterations in 2012 providing our pupils with a learning environment which is both modern yet has great charm and character.

The school is set in large secure grounds. Our children enjoy a fantastic play area complete with climbing frame, trim trail, woodland area and playing fields. An additional garden area and pond to the front of the school provide even more opportunities for outdoor learning experiences.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on the personalised provision we achieve for each of them. Our friendly and dedicated staff works exceptionally hard to ensure each child receives the happiest and best education we can possibly provide and, being so small, we all know each other really well.

‘Pupil Voice’ is strong at Laycock Primary School, with the School Council taking a lead role in improvements across school. Parents and carers and their families are encouraged to engage with school and their child’s learning via regular Parent’s Evenings, half-termly assemblies and weekly coffee mornings. Half-termly newsletters keep everyone up-to-date with events and these are available to view on our website. ‘Friends of Laycock’ is our parent group who work tirelessly to raise funds to support activities for our children. Supported by our Governing Body we truly are a dedicated team, working together to achieve the very best for all our children.

As a school we are proud of all our achievements yet at the same time we are not complacent and constantly strive to improve in everything we do. Laycock Primary School offers a stimulating, fun yet purposeful learning environment in which all children are valued and encouraged to unlock their potential.

You are welcome to view an outline of our school development plan to give you a flavour of the things we are working to improve. If you would like to visit our school then please contact the school office – our contact details are at the top of the page. We would be delighted to show you around. Please note that all admissions to Laycock Primary School are managed by Bradford Council Children’s Services and not directly by school. The admissions team, located at Margaret McMillan Tower in Bradford, can be contacted on 01274 439200 or you can email them at When contacting the admissions team, you will need to provide your child's full name and date of birth.

Members of the public who come to Margaret McMillan Tower to meet with staff in the School Admissions Team can do so with a pre-booked appointment (please ring to book an appointment) on the following days and times. It will not be possible for visitors to meet with Admissions staff outside these times.
Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm