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Welcome to Cross Lane Primary School


It's official! 

Following our recent Ofsted inspection (April 2023), we are ecstatic to announce that we have been graded GOOD in ALL areas – a first in our school’s history and the best report the school has ever received!

We are incredibly proud of this report as it is truly testament to the hard work, commitment and continued drive of everyone and anyone who has ever believed in the school’s journey and vision from 2019.

Members of our incredible school community, both past and present, have all played an instrumental part in this accomplishment; just like jigsaw pieces, every piece is valued.

It is also fitting that on the week that the final report is published, we celebrate our school reaching full capacity of pupils on roll (another first for the school!) and we enter Pride Month – and that is exactly how we are all feeling - PROUD.

Please view this special video, which captures the essence of our wonderful report and our incredible journey thus far - a journey that was well understood and applauded by the inspection team. To view the full report, please click here

Our inspection experience was both positive and professionally satisfying: they agreed with our judgements of the school at this stage and we agreed with theirs.

We look forward to continuing with our mission and working hard on the exciting targets that have been agreed as we continue to ‘grow together’.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

We pride ourselves on providing a challenging, inspiring and creative curriculum: a rich education that gives our children the knowledge, skills and learning behaviours they need to succeed now; in the next phase of their learning and for future success. We hold high ambition, aspiration and expectation for all. Children from all backgrounds are welcome here and everyone is encouraged to contribute positively to the school, life in the local community and beyond.

We are proud of our inclusive and nurturing approach to education and we continue to grow together. This motto is representative of the whole community and I am looking forward to embedding this vision, along with the school's Core Values of Resilience, Respect, Community, Endurance, Honesty and Aspiration, in all aspects of school life.

We are forward-thinking and ambitious in our strategic vision. I am passionate about teaching and learning and that is at the centre of everything we do. The team here is highly-skilled and one that strives for the upmost success of every member of the school family. We aim to be extraordinary!

I will ensure that our school supports children to be wholly rounded individuals, ready to be life-long learners and to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. I strongly believe that school is the opportunity for children to discover and unlock hidden talents and I am looking forward to seeing your children flourish here.

Their journey of growth starts now…  

Mr Mark Sharp



We hope our website provides you with the information you are looking for. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office (Mrs Sian Epton or Mrs Chris Hesmondhalgh) if you require any further information, or if indeed, you would like to arrange a visit to our school to have the full Cross Lane experience!  

NB: Paper copies of all of the information found on this website can be requested - thank you. 

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