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 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)


National Leader Of Education 

Higher Lane Primary School  is a National Support School and Carol McLachlan, our Headteacher, 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.

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  • 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.

    We have organised an information evening at Higher Lane for you to come and have a look at all the spaces we will be using. This evening will be on Thursday 26th April at 18.30. If on arrival you report to the main office on Egerton Road, the Stand Preschool team as well as familiar faces from Higher Lane will be there to greet you and show you round.

    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


  • School Dinners
  • We are pleased to announce that from Monday 16 April 2018, we will have a new school meal provider; Dolce. We are looking forward to working with Dolce to provide our children with a tasty and nutritious menu.  Please bear with us during the period of transition.  All parents will receive a letter informing them of the new system.  Please do not make any more payments on Civica .  Thank you.  


  • Vision Multi Academy Trust     Autumn 2017 Edition Newsletter       
    I am incredibly proud that our first Trust newsletter has been published and it to be shared with all parents, staff, governors and trustees.  It symbolises our strong partnerships and that the future lies in our strong team working together, building our Trust’s future so that all children in our Trust  have the best possible learning experiences, that will ensure they have enhanced life chances.  
    Carol McLachlan
    CEO - Vision Multi Academy Trust  


  • What's New for September 2017 
  • Click here to see what's new for September


  •    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.



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


  • E-Safety Course
  • Please click here to access a free e-safety course which you can complete.


  • 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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