'Working Together to Achieve More'


Our local cluster of schools are pleased to announce the launch of a new, exciting venture which will have a positive impact on families attending schools within the FY8 community.  The Coastal Collective is a new charity, initially funded by The Lytham Schools Foundation, who have agreed to invest £1.5 million over the next 5 years. We are grateful to the Trustees of the Lytham Schools Foundation for their financial support in getting this project started. This is a unique opportunity for local schools to work together for the good of the community, both children and adults.  We are excited to see the positive impact this will have across our school communities. 


The Aims of The Coastal Collective:

The Collective of local schools aims to support children and families with additional needs or vulnerabilities.

  • Promoting health and well-being
  • Providing specialist support, through engagement with professionals, to make lifelong changes and enhance learning and education.
  • Developing a healthier, safer FY8 community

Can you help?

If you feel you could help The Coastal Collective charity in any way, please get in touch with the following headteachers:

  • Rachel Legge:
  • Suzanne Thomas:
  • Elizabeth Hodgson:



The Coastal Collective will employ staff with specialist roles in order to provide all of our children and families with additional support. Initially: an Administrative Co-ordinator, a Family Link Worker and three Behaviour Specialist Support Workers with specialisms in Early Years , ASC/ ADHD /ADD (Autistic Spectrum Condition/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ Attention Deficit Disorder) and Emotional Literacy (ELSA trained).  

Starting in September 2023, these key individuals are supporting families across all of these local schools: 

  • St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Lytham
  • St Thomas' C of E, St Annes on Sea
  • Lytham C of E School
  • Heyhouses C of E School, St Annes on Sea
  • Mayfield Primary School, St Annes on Sea
  • Hall Park Primary School
  • Ansdell Primary School
  • Clifton Primary School
  • Our Lady, Star of the Sea, St Annes on Sea

The Headteachers of the schools listed above will be trustees of the charity. 

They will also work with Year 7 pupils at local high schools:

  • St Bede's Catholic High School
  • Lytham St Annes High School