BEMLP School Payyanur established in 1898 is one of the oldest primary schools, and is situated in the heart of Payyanur Town. The Basel Evangelical Missionaries who came to India set up schools, hospitals and institutions for the betterment of the society. The sacrificial services rendered by them irrespec-tive of religion, caste or creed has enabled the development of the weaker sections of society. The Basel Evangelical Mission Lower Primary School (BEMLPS) which is known as Mission School is now under the management of CSI North Kerala Dio-cese with its head quarters at Calicut. The School has both English and Malayalam medium clases from Lower Primary (LKG & UKG) to Std V. The School offers co-education.