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)

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  • Higher Lane Launch Maths No Problem! September 2016 Image result for maths no proboem
  • 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.


  • Class Autumn Term Overviews
  • Have a look on your child's year group page on the left to see what they are working on this term.

  • What's New for September 2016   
  • Find out all you need to know about the year ahead by clicking here


  •  Welcome Back        

  • Welcome back to all our families, especially our new intake. We hope you've all had a great summer break. We are looking forward to  a busy and enjoyable term ahead.
  • Home-school communication is extremely important to us and we therefore try to use as many methods as possible to keep you updated; Website, Twitter, weekly newsletter, letters and texting.  Please try and keep updated with what is going on in school as it will be beneficial to you and your child.  Thank you.

  • Letter to Parents and Carers from Chair of Governors'

  • Please click here to read the Chair's summer term letter.

  • Flu Vaccinations     

  • Intra Health are delivering the Flu Vaccination to Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 during the autumn term.  Consent forms have been sent home with your child.  Please ensure that you have returned the completed form by 15 July 2016.  Please click here for more information. 


  • Well done Higher Lane                     
  • “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.   

  •  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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