Lympstone C of E Primary School


“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14)

HeadteacherMrs Emily Mellor

Deputy Head - Mrs N Clarke

SENDO - Mrs Emily Mellor


School Administrators:
Mrs E Fisher
Mrs S Lawrence

Clerk to Governors
Dr H Ryland


Oak Class Teachers Oak Class Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hayley Reynolds

I studied Theology at Chester and St Martins University. I started my teaching career in Staffordshire, before moving to Poole in Dorset and then finally moving to Devon where I have taught since 2006. I currently lead Early Years, Early Reading and Phonics, History & Geography. I believe in getting to know each child individually, knowing their strengths and how to help and support them to be the best that they can be.  I love being one of the first people who get to have an impact on a child's educational journey; getting them excited and enthused for lifelong learning is a very special gift to give!

Mrs Kate Perkins (HLTA)

Mrs Sharron King



Willow Class Teacher

Willow Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kathy Swales

I studied locally at Plymouth University and Rolle College for my English degree.  I have had 20 wonderful years teaching in Bristol, Sandhurst and Exeter before joining Lympstone Primary School.  I am currently subject coordinator for Religion and Music and take the lead on Key Stage 1.  I am passionate about creating hands-on experiences that excite and interest children so that they are immersed in learning. Helping them feel safe and happy in school so that they can grow.  I love being part of The Lympstone Team, Our Willow Class Family; the smiley little faces, tiny hands and daily magic moments!   Mrs Karen Smith

Mrs Denise Bolton
Sycamore Class Teachers Sycamore Class Teaching Assistants

Miss Jenny Nash
I studied at Brighton and Plymouth universities for my BEd with Early Childhood Studies as my specialism. I have been teaching for 14 years across Reception to Year 4.  I am currently Science subject coordinator.  I am passionate about making lessons fun and engaging. I love getting to know each and every child in my class and helping them to achieve their potential.


Mrs Sarah Favereaux

Mrs Wendy Hayes

Mrs Helen Day

I have a degree in music and a masters degree in Education having studied at Huddersfield, Leeds and Exeter. I began my teaching career in West Yorkshire before moving to Devon and teaching at Okehampton Primary for 12 years.  I am a Specialist Leader in Education (English) and a Devon county moderator. I am currently subject lead for English. I love being able to share my passion for learning and giving everybody an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.  I enjoy being able to support and watch the children develop their confidence as young people and as learners.

Chestnut Class Teachers

Chestnut Class Teaching Assistants

Mrs Alison Boswell

I studied at Bristol and Manchester Universities and have a degree in Neuroscience.  I have experience of teaching in a large school in south Manchester before moving to Devon, where I have taught at several local schools then settle in Lympstone Primary.  I lead Modern Foreign Languages in school.  My strengths as a teacher are thinking up exciting and active ways to get children to love learning, and really caring about how each child is feeling every day.  I love the chance to be part of lots of little lives and how varied our working day is.

Mrs Helen Ellis

Mrs Sarah Calder

I studied at Plymouth Marjons and have a degree in History and Education.  I have 25 years experience teaching in Wiltshire and Leicester before moving back to Devon.  I am subject coordinator for Art & Design and Design Technology.  I can see the potential in all children and always work hard to get the children to achieve their potential and develop resilience.  I have lots of creative ideas, I am organised and love paperwork!  I love learning about difference subjects in order to be able to pass it on in a fun and engaging way.  I love it when the light goes on for a child who has found something hard and then 'gets' it.

Maple Class Teacher

Maple Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Nikki Clarke

I studied Environmental Scientific Studies at Plymouth University and Rolle College.  I have several experiences at different schools including Ladysmith in Exmouth and Chudleigh Primary.  I am subject coordinator for Maths and PSHE.  I am passionate about making learning fun and memorable.  I love the 'Oh Yeah' moments when the penny drops. Mrs Belinda Mahoney (HLTA)

Mrs Mandy Mingo

Miss Meghan Poole

Beech Class Teacher

Beech Class Teaching Assistant

Mr Tom Pettifer

I studied B. Ed Primary Education at Plymouth Marjon and have several years of teaching experience across both Key Stage One and Two.  I am currently PE and Computing subject coordinator.  I am an experienced teacher who shows the passion and desire to enable every child to achieve their full potential; and beyond.  I believe every child should be given the equal opportunity to thrive.  I have always enjoyed listening to children's inquisitive and enthusiasm for learning about the world. Mrs Cheryl Hodge

Mealtime Assistants:
Mrs T Mackie
Mrs D Bolton
Mrs M Sweeney
Mr D Beaney

Mr A Stabler