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)
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
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 email@example.com On behalf of all the committee and team at Stand Preschool, Mirjam Stewart‐Groen, Chair of the Committee