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St Francis Church of England Aided Junior School

"To be the best we can be"

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed Headteacher for St Francis'. I'm so happy that we can continue to work together to help every child become the 'best they can be,' by continuing the hard work of our previous Headteacher, Mrs Wilkinson. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL BEFORE 8:40am. Y3/4 will enter via the side entrance, Y5/6 via the main entrance. Our Out of Hours Covid-19 reporting line is 07768 688785. Please check the Key Information tab on a regular basis for updated risk assessments. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Lakey.

Meet the Staff

Come and meet the staff at our school!

Staff Responsibilities 


Mrs. Lakey - Headteacher, SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead, E-Safety Lead

Mrs. Pickett - Assistant Headteacher

Miss Cail - Acting Deputy Headteacher, Y6 Teacher, Y5/6 Team Leader, English Coordinator, Y6/7 Transition

Miss Hockaday - Business Manager, Health and Safety Lead (SLA 0.2)

Miss Mason - Positive Futures Worker, Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs. Ryder - Year 3 Teacher, Y3/4 Team Leader, RE, International Coordinator, Y2/3 Transition

Mr. Sowerby - Year 3/4 Teacher

Mrs. Nixon - Year 4 Teacher, Art and DT Coordinator

Miss Lanham - Year 5 Teacher, Science and Computing Coordinator

Miss Cooper - Year 6 Teacher, Geography and History Coordinator


Mr. Baister - Teaching Assistant, Healthy Schools and Extended Schools Coordinator

Ms. Fahey - HLTA, Medicines in School, PE Coordinator, Lead First Aider

Miss Pounder - HLTA, Healthy Schools, PSHCE, SPAG and Phonics Coordinator

Mrs. Roche - HLTA, Anti-bullying, PSHCE, SPAG and Phonics Coordinator

Mrs. Troup - Teaching Assistant, Healthy Schools Coordinator

Mrs. Wright - Enhanced Teaching Assistant, Rights Respecting School and P4C Coordinator


Mrs. Raine - School Administrator

Miss Hutchinson - School Administration Assistant


Mrs. Walker - Caretaker and Cleaning Team Leader

Mrs. Wilkinson - Cleaner

Mrs. Forster - Lunchtime Supervisor and Cleaner

Miss Walker - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Hall - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs. Duncan - School Cook (Taylor Shaw)