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 

  • KS1 MATHEMATICS OPEN MORNING Thank you to those who attended. You can access the information slides here. 


  • KS2 READING OPEN MORNING Thank you to those who attended. You can access the information slides here.


  • KS1 READING OPEN MORNING Thank you to those who attended. You can access the information slides here.


  • Multiplication Morning Assembly 2019
  • Please click here to access the powerpoint from the recent Multiplication Assembly in case any parents missed it.

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

  • Ofsted Parent View
  • Please click here to access the link for Ofsted Parent View. 


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


  • 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.


  •  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


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