On behalf of the Pupils, Staff and Governors I would like to welcome you Higher Lane Primary School.
Higher Lane Primary School is situated in Whitefield and is a two form entry primary school with 440 pupils on role. The school has a good reputation within the locality and is regularly over-subscribed.
The school provides a caring, carefully structured environment which fosters positive attitudes to the pursuance of excellence. We strive to create a relaxed yet orderly climate which enables the children to take pleasure in their learning and pride in their performance. The ultimate aim of the school is to meet the needs of all its pupils in order to develop them into confident independent learners.
The school has undergone very successful inspections and most recently in November 2014 Ofsted reported : “This is a good school with outstanding behaviour."
The children play a vital role in contributing to the smooth running of the school through the School Council, Year Six Monitors and the Head Boys and Girls which you can find out about through this site.
Our rich high quality curriculum is based on a thematic approach and children learn through interesting and engaging topics.
Parents and staff work closely together in a supportive environment to enable pupils to fulfil their potential. The school has an open door policy and parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns or worries at a mutually convenient time. All concerns are taken seriously and dealt with quickly.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of our great school and extremely fortunate to work with supportive parents and governors, outstanding pupils and a talented staff.
Ms C McLachlan (Headteacher)
We are pleased to announce we've started our own blog which can be visited by clicking on the link below. We plan to use this blog to showcase the wonderful learning and experiences that all the children in our school enjoy.
Our YouTube Channel
We have also created an official Higher Lane Primary School YouTube channel where we can share videos of the children learning and embracing new experiences in school such as themed assemblies, special visitors and school trips. Please click on the link below.
Maths No Problem has been launched this September in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. Incorporating the use of resources, problem solving and group work, the Primary Series is child-centred and fun to teach. With a focus on teaching maths for mastery, the series is designed to improve the maths confidence of our learners at Higher Lane Primary School. Find out more by clicking here.
“We are delighted to announce that your school has achieved the SSAT National Award standard for children’s progress - top 20%. This means that your school has enabled children to make progress in Reading, Writing and Maths which is significantly higher then the national average at KS2 and is among the top 20% across all schools nationally.”
As a school we are part of SSAT, the schools, students and teachers' network which provides information and gives us the opportunity of attending briefings and collaborating with other schools. We are delighted to have been recognised by the SSAT for our achievements in 2016.