Following our full Ofsted inspection in October 2016, we were visited by HMI, Neil Dixon, an Ofsted Inspector, on November 14th 2017, in order to review the progress we are making.

We are very pleased with its findings:

  • Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement. 


There are many positives in the letter, such as:

  • The quality of leadership at different levels has been a key factor in the school’s journey of improvement. 
  • Results of the key stage 2 assessments in 2017 showed that the proportion of pupils reaching the higher standard by the end of Year 6 has increased in reading, writing and mathematics. The picture in key stage 1 is similarly positive.
  • staff and pupils clearly enjoy coming to school. Pupil’s conduct around school is good and in lessons they show positive attitudes to learning. 

You can read the full letter here.  HMI Monitoring Inspection 14th November 2017



You’re very welcome to take a look around the school.  If you would like a school visit please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.


Welcome to Lum Head Primary School
Learning and growing together

Welcome to Lum Head Primary School’s website. We hope you find the contents of this website useful and informative.

We are a growing primary school with 250 children from Reception to Year 6, situated in beautiful grounds in the heart of Gatley in Stockport.  We are a friendly, welcoming school serving a diverse community.  We aim to work in close partnership with parents and carers.  We value the contributions of each child’s family and are committed to building strong links with our local community.

At Lum Head our passion for education means that we inspire our children to develop a love of learning that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. We are a caring, creative and dynamic school. We are very proud of our children and of our school.

The values expressed in our school vision are central to all we do.


At Lum Head, we care for every child in every way.

We aim to identify and nurture talent and we celebrate success.

      We strive to overcome all barriers in order to ensure a safe and inclusive education for all pupils.

We aim for each child to fulfil and extend their potential.

Most of all we aim for each pupil to enjoy a happy and successful childhood.

We hope that our website gives you a flavour of our school.  If you would like further details, or to make an appointment to visit the school, please contact the school office on 0161 428 7992 or email  We look forward to welcoming you to Lum Head.


Gill Holmes