Welcome to Costessey Primary School! Our vision is 'Ambition for All'. We strive to be a school where every individual achieves their personal best, academically and socially in a supportive but challenging environment.



At Costessey Primary School, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at our school we take this responsibility seriously.

If you have any concerns about a child or young person in our school, you must share this information immediately with our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or one of the alternate post holders.

Do not think that your worry is insignificant if it is about hygiene, appearance or behaviour – we would rather you told us as we would rather know about something that appears small than miss a worrying situation.


If you think the matter is very serious and may be related to child protection, for example, physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect, you must find one of the designated professionals detailed below and provide them with a written record of your concern. 


If you are unable to locate them ask a member of the school office staff to find them and to ask them to speak with you immediately about a confidential and urgent matter.


Any allegation concerning a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer should be reported immediately to the Principal. If an allegation is made about the Principal, you should pass this information to the Chair of the Governing Body. Alternatively, you can contact the Local Authority Duty Desk on 01603 307797.


The people you should talk to in school are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Lawson

Location of office: Head’s Office

Contact Number: 01603 742203

Deputy Designated Lead:

Mrs Butcher

Location of office: The Honey Pot

Contact Number: 01603 742203

Alternate Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Youngman

Location of office: The Honeypot

Contact Number: 01603 742203

Alternate Safguarding Lead:

Mrs Daynes

Location of office: The Hive

Contact Number: 01603 742203

Chair of Governors

Dawn Carman-Jones

Contact Number: 01603 742203




For the full policy, please click on the link below:


Safeguarding Policy 2023