Welcome to the website of Higher Lane Primary School

Message from our Headteacher

On behalf of the Pupils, Staff and Governors I would like to welcome you to Higher Lane Primary School Website. Higher Lane Primary School is situated in Whitefield and is a two form entry primary school with over 440 pupils on role.

The school has undergone a successful HMI monitoring inspection in July 2014.

The children play a vital role in contributing to the smooth running of the school and various groups and committees exist, 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 fun topics.  We strive to ensure our children are enthusiastic about their learning and have the skills to be able to learn independently. 

Parents and staff work closely together in a supportive environment to enable pupils to fulfil their potential.  

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 talented staff.

Ms C McLachlan


Welcome Back                 September 2014

Welcome back to all children and a special welcome to those children who are new to Higher Lane Primary School.

Over the summer a great deal of work has been going on at the school to improve the school environment. We have had roof repair works to the Key Stage Two building which were desperately needed, a new fire alarm system has been installed throughout the school and there has been a great deal of building and refurbishment in EYFS and Key Stage One. The two EYFS classrooms have now been knocked into one to make one big foundation stage unit and the unit has been fully redecorated and recarpeted. Both year one classes (1A and 1B) and Mr Dolan’s class (2B) have been rewired with new lightings, redecorated and fully carpeted. The perimeter fence on the field has been completed so that we can ensure the safety of the children during the school day. We are really pleased with all of the works.

Staff have been busy preparing their classrooms for the start of the new term ready for their new classes.

There is lots happening in the autumn term and we will put all the dates and information on the website. Please read the weekly newsletters and check the calendars so that you know what is happening.

Sessions for parents and children are being held the week beginning 8th September after school when parents can find all the information that is relevant to their child’s new class. Details will be on the newsletter on Friday 5th September.

I am really excited about the next school year and continuing to work in partnership with the families of Higher Lane.

Best wishes

Ms C McLachlan





 *CLICK HERE* to see our "What's New for September 2014" newsletter.



Click here for information and the link to Abacus.


From September 2014 the new National Curriculum is being introduced to schools.  For more information, please click here  to find out more.

*NEW* for September 2014...Maths Passports. Click here here to learn more.

Click here to see 12 ways to help your child learn!

Click here to have a look at what our PTA have planned, including their Halloween disco and Monster Mash!




  School Calendar 2014   

 Click here for holiday dates 2014 - 2015

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