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St Michael & All Angels

Welcome from the Head of Learning

St Michael and All Angels CE Infant School is a highly successful school which offers excellent educational opportunities to all the young children of Lyndhurst and its surrounding villages. We hope you find our new school website useful.

Mary Flynn


Welcome to our School

St Michael and All Angels CE Infant School …a branch of The Oaks CE Learning Federation.

St Michael and All Angels C.E. Infant School is a highly successful school which offers excellent educational opportunities to all the young children of Lyndhurst and its surrounding villages. We are proud of a school culture that is both challenging but grounded in a strong and caring Christian ethos.

Our School at Lyndhurst has a history that goes back to the middle of the 19th century and it has seen considerable changes during that time. Originally the Village School, it has also been a Primary School, a First School and, since 1992, an Infant School.

In recent times our school has been beautifully redeveloped. The old Victorian buildings are now in tune with the needs of an innovative 21st century Infant School. This is a thriving school, which is an important and central part of the community, ensuring the continued enrichment of community life in the village.

We have high expectations of all members of the school community; children, teachers, parents and governors, and we work in partnership with them to provide the best possible education at this important time in your child’s development.


A Welcome from the Revd David Potterton.

Being appointed as Priest in Charge of the New Forest Benefice is fantastic because it means that I have the joy of supporting children, families and staff at St Michael’s here in Lyndhurst. The best way for me to learn about the school is to ‘be there’ and whilst not in short trousers, I will be in school every Tuesday morning leading Collective Worship, encouraging the school and parents to visit and use their church as much as possible and I will sometimes be there at the school gates getting to know everyone.  I do have a dog who is very calm and super soft who will sometimes be with me.  She is called ‘ Clarrie’ and, being black with a white collar looks more live a Vicar than me!

I love music and was for a number of years Principle Clarinetist with the Royal Marines Band Service. I also play the piano and write songs for children to sing in Collective Worship.  One more obvious thing to point out is that I am very tall – 6’ 6” to be exact – and will often be seen sat on the floor talking to the children!

The School and its Parish Church not only share the same ’name, but share the same commitment to see children flourish in their understanding and experience of Jesus.  I actually see my ‘job’ as to support the whole school community in planting and watering those seeds of faith that are sewn every day in school and at home with gentleness and joy. I look forward to celebrating everything the children achieve and to working hard with the staff to ensure that faith is not only for real but really can be fun!

I am happy to be contacted via email david.potterton@newforestparishes.com and by phone 07568 527820

Looking forward to us getting to know each other,


Priest in Charge

New Forest Benefice

St Michael’s, Lyndhurst

All Saints, Minstead

Christ Church, Emery Down

June 2020

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