Welcome to Higher Lane Primary School

Head's Welcome 

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 465 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.

Mr I Tetlow  (Headteacher)


National Leader Of Education 

Higher Lane Primary School  is a National Support School and Carol McLachlan, our CEO, is a National Leader of Education. National Leaders of Education (NLEs) are outstanding head teachers who, together with the staff in their schools, known as designated National Support Schools (NSS), use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances. 

Higher Lane  has a very successful record of working with other schools, head teachers, groups of teachers and individual teachers in improving teaching and learning and pupil attainment and achievement. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. 

Schools seeking advice or support, guidance or help of any kind can contact Carol for an informal discussion via the school office.

Our Message Board 

  • Incident 11.2.19 Update
  • Yesterday we received a phone call making threats against the school.  We take any threat against the school seriously and we therefore called the Police.  The welfare of our children is paramount and with the nature of this threat, and to ensure the safety of all our children, we carried out a full evacuation immediately, of over 600 children and staff, to our neighbouring high school, Philips High School. 

    The children were got together in a peaceful manner and we successfully evacuated the premises, and had all the children out of the schools grounds, in 10 minutes.

    Once Police informed us they believed there was no threat to pupil safety or the school, they escorted us back to school.

    We can understand why some parents might have wanted more information, however the safety of our children is always our first priority.  We took immediate action to keep our children safe when faced with what could have been a legitimate threat. 

    All parents were text as soon as we got back to school to inform them of the incident.

    I would like to thank all my staff for their care and diligence in evacuating the children quickly and efficiently.

    Mr Ian Tetlow, Headteacher


  • Handouts from our Parent Online Safety Workshop can be found here.


  • PurpleMash and MiniMash links - please click here for access
  • We have updated the links to our PurpleMash account and also added a new link to our Mini Mash account for EYFS pupils. Pupils can now either log in with their username and passwords as usual, or use our 'Quick Links', which do not require log in details until they need to save work. Quick links work between 8.30am and 5.00pm only.


  • Parent Questionnaires
  • Please click here to access our parent questionnaire.


  • Judo Maths Parent Presentation
  • A BIG thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our Judo Maths information session. As requested, we have posted the slides and you can find them on our Parents' Page here.


  • Code Club is here! 
  • We will soon be sharing some of the exciting things we are doing on our new club page. In the meantime, please follow this link to see what we were doing at our first session. 


  • Vision Multi Academy Trust CEO Autumn Newsletter
  • Please click here for our autumn term newsletter.


  • Exciting Announcement!   
  • Dear parents/carers,

    Stand Preschool is delighted to announce they will continue the excellent work they have been doing for the last 30+ years from a new location. From September 2018, we will be operating from Higher Lane Primary School.

    Stand Preschool have always had close links with Higher Lane, so all parties are excited about

    working even closer together. Whilst the Preschool will initially be a stand‐alone setting, we will be working with the existing EYFS team at Higher Lane and likely become part of the school at some point in the future.

    Anyone interested in finding out more information, or an application form for places from

    September, should call 0161 796 1548 / 07845 152827 or email standpreschoolm45@gmail.com On behalf of all the committee and team at Stand Preschool, Mirjam Stewart‐Groen, Chair of the Committee


  •  Newsletter
  • Keep up-to-date with our weekly newsletter. Click here for our latest edition.


  • Parental Support Worker - Here to Help!
  • Our parental support worker, Mrs Nott, is available to to offer support, help and guidance for parents, carers and families who may need support in improving their child’s attendance, behaviour, health issues or simply access information. There are many more ways in which Mrs Nott may be able to assist you.  Please click here for more information


  • Active Learn Log-in Details  
  • Please click here for your child's Abacus/Bug Club log-in.


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