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Lane End

Primary School

‘Learn and Believe, Aspire and Achieve’

Ofsted Reports


February 2022

Dear parents/carers,


We are delighted to share with you our newly published OFSTED report.  We were inspected on the 13th and 14th of December, and have now received the final report. 


I’m sure you will want to join me in congratulating the whole staff on this fabulous result.  This is the first OFSTED inspection of Lane End as a full, two form entry school, and the 'Good' judgement is well earned recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team.


The inspectors noted the “warm, welcoming atmosphere that permeates the school” and praised the behaviour and attitudes of the pupils.  They reported that “everyone feels safe and happy” at Lane End.  Both our safeguarding and inclusion support have been recognised as strengths of the school, two areas of education which have been most significantly affected, nationally, since the pandemic. 


Our curriculum is “ambitious and interesting”, “exciting and engaging” and they note staff have “taken the time to meet the needs of pupils” with their learning.  I am particularly pleased to read that the inspectors felt our staff are “aspirational” in their high expectations for every one of our children and are “committed” to making Lane End a “fun and purposeful” place to learn. 


Thank you to all of you who responded to the two OFSTED surveys for parents/carers.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and the points for improvement are already being actioned across school.  Thank you for your support in making Lane End a real community with a shared purpose.


Please take some time to read, digest and enjoy the full report, which I attach here.   I feel very lucky to be Headteacher at Lane End Primary School – it is a fabulous place to be. 


Let’s celebrate this result!


With very best wishes


Jane Hopwood, Headteacher, and the Lane End Team

Jason Askham, Chair of Governors, and the full Governing Body


The full report can be accessed here: