I've created a page template, page-esc.php, for my site which does not display posts. I've created a new page, myhome, and set its template to be my new template - everything works perfectly - when I navigate to the page it displays fine.
Now I want this page to be my homepage, I've set the front page in Settings > Reading to be myhome and I've not specified a posts page.
Now when I navigate to the site, the myhome page displays (I see the title) but it's clearly not using my page template.
What do I need to do to display my static template as the home page?