Lane End Primary School’s admission arrangements comply with the Government’s School Admission Code of Practice which includes compliance with legislation related to the Disability Discrimination and the Race Relations Act. Parents are referred to the Local Authority booklet: ‘How to apply for a place at Primary School in Stockport’ which is available from school or to view at local libraries. Information on admissions and the online admissions site is also available at: www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions
Lane End Primary School has an admission limit of 30 places each year. The arrangements for admissions in Stockport Primary Schools are that priority for places goes firstly to children with a statement of special educational needs and children in public care or with highly exceptional medical/social reasons, then to children in catchment area with siblings at the school, then to children in catchment area. Any spare places can be offered to children living outside the catchment area, first priority in this case goes to children with siblings in school. Should it be necessary, places are allocated on the basis of distance from the school measured by a straight-line between home and school.
Please refer to www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions for a full explanation.
Should we be unable to offer your child a place at Lane End you have the right to appeal and should firstly speak to an officer from the Children and Young People’s Directorate (0161 2181568 / 9).
Parents considering sending their children to Lane End are very welcome to telephone for an appointment to meet the Headteacher and look around the school during the school day.
A MESSAGE TO PARENTS FROM THE HEADTEACHER
The early years at school are of vital importance. It is the time when attitudes are formed which affect the whole of your child's education and his or her later life. Our school, therefore, aims to provide a happy atmosphere where positive attitudes are fostered, where your child feels confident and secure, can mature socially, emotionally and educationally and can develop qualities of independence, self-discipline and respect for others.
It is the job of the school, not only to maintain high academic standards but also to nurture and channel the natural curiosity that all children possess. We see the education of children in this wide sense as the joint responsibility of parents and teachers, and look forward to working with you in partnership.
When a child starts school he or she may have worries and anxieties which to an adult seem minor, but to the child appear colossal. As teachers at Lane End we understand this and our initial aims are to help the new children settle in to their new surroundings and to provide an environment which will give them the same sense of security as they enjoy at home.
An understanding of the basic skills of literacy and mathematics is very important. Every child acquires these skills in different ways and at different speeds. Our curriculum is designed to give each child work which is progressively more challenging and to extend each child's knowledge and understanding.
We have high expectations for all our children and support them well to meet challenges. We also believe strongly that school should be enjoyable and provide a wide range of exciting opportunities for every child. We want to prepare all of our children for a full life in the future.
We want to work with you to get the very best for your child at the start and throughout their time at Lane End Primary School.
James Twigg, Headteacher